Tag Archives: winter

Watching Snow

Be careful what you wish for! I’d been thinking we’d not had snow this winter with a vague feeling that we’d not had winter at all. We got snow this week! Yes, it’s pretty, but it does need to be … Continue reading

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Curb-side

The dark side of the new year, with us always: those who struggle to keep body and soul together, the poor, marginalized, the unseen – until we really really look, open our eyes to understanding … CURB-SIDE yesterday’s torn newspapers                        … Continue reading

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Advent Journey

It’s that time of preparation, for Christmas, for the turn of the year. It’s a time of looking inward and wondering about the past and the future, contemplating change … or not … WATCH-NIGHT we watch the candle                                    burn the … Continue reading

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A Clean Slate

Happy New Year! We’ve turned the corner, turned over a new leaf, feel brand new with resolutions made (I don’t make them), a sense of looking forward to new adventures, challenges … A CLEAN SLATE laundered   starched                                  ironed  and folded … Continue reading

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Advent Journey

Advent is, for me, a time of inward looking, not just shopping and decorating, but checking on my inward state of being. Am I in touch with my deepest thoughts and feelings? Do I have any idea of where I’m … Continue reading

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Prairie Cold

The Southern Hemisphere basks in heat and drought while we deal with frozen pipes, hoarfrost, chilling wind, rain, and winter beauty … A PRAIRIE COLD hours after sun dies in ice stars glitter from white ground           maples crisp with frost … Continue reading

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On Getting Dressed

Daylight is extending here in the North but still, getting up, slithering out of a warm bed, and getting dressed, can be stressful, evoking philosophical thoughts … A ON GETTING DRESSED I struggle into underwear                       of secret hopes   fears embarrassments … Continue reading

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