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When Peaches Meow: Musings with “Most Beloved”

I look up and above to the picture Mom gifted me of my 11-year-old self, hand across the back of our Labrador Retriever’s shoulder, and Dusty (our rescued groundhog) pulling at his jaw. I was sitting, plaintive smile, faraway look in my eyes even then, blonde hair pulled back in a ponytail, choppy bangs, knees […]

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A Cat Sleeps in Our Garden

Days fall short now, time cutting across day’s light, night coming too fast—before supper, before work can be done, before we are ready. Gardens have been put to sleep—by us, or by nature—and while inside we work by light, outside, this early darkness awakens late fall’s chill.  Against this vague, ambiguous drift of days between […]

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Tucked in ’til Spring: Must Be Winter Gardens at Effingham

Naps

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The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me! Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton