Here in Kentucky, we seem to be on the edges of spring. Every day is another edge, another inch, another moment closer to beauty, lightness, sunshine and warmth. Then, there are days like yesterday. What was supposed to be a 40% chance of snow in the morning turned out to be an all day freeze … Continue reading Bloom Anyway
“She turned to the sunlight And shook her yellow head, And whispered to her neighbor: "Winter is dead.” ― A.A. Milne, When We Were Very Young
I'm too raw. I'm scared to death. I want to write but it all feels like new skin that must be shielded because the light with either scorch it or the wind with throw up the dust and infect it. I want to write. Really. I just don't know what to say. The crazy thing … Continue reading Raw
14 days. 336 hours. 20160 minutes. It the countdown to Spring. It’s coming! The green! The colors, the sounds, the smells. Oh! Spring has the best scent. My favorite. Stepping outside, I feel my blood begin to boil. I’m ready . . . for whatever! Just give me something to do. I’ll do it! … Continue reading Spring is Coming: What Will You Do?
Every morning, I wake up and am shocked by what Spring has done. A month ago, I barely believed that it would come, but as the rains poured and the sun moved close, my corner of Kentucky has shaken off it's winter robe and has become one of the fullest springs in my memory. The … Continue reading Every Season
Sweaters. Soups. Cold nights. Mittens. Quiet. Winter. A delicious retreat for my heart. The call to be still is strong. Most days, I don't want to stretch outside the cave of blankets I've driven myself under. Reading has become essential; so has the small indoor projects. Both help pass the time. I feel productive and … Continue reading Hope