Before the skies opened up with hail and thunder, with a downpour overflowing the birdbath and pounding the stove exhaust hood, there was this… The return of hummingbirds to my feeders. Swift. Quiet. Lovers of the sweet life. A sermon in itself.
Tonight the overnight temperature is predicted to go well below 40 degrees. I decided that I wouldn’t risk my roses another day, but brought in the last blossoms on the bush. The rose is a “Peace Rose” and the flowers meld from peach to yellow to pink as the bud swells and opens. The rose … More The Last Rose of Summer
Autumn Alleluia This fleeting moment when leaves turn, one by one, from green to gold and orange, I stop and take a breath. Life drifts by, the moments blur into days, into weeks, into years. I stop and look up and offer a silent Thanksgiving for all of the good gifts God brings. Even in death, … More Autumn Alleluia
Family legend states that my mom had a pair of “Godmother Shoes.” They were so-named because one of her progeny reportedly objected to her wearing them by saying, “My GOD, Mother, you’re not going to wear THOSE shoes, are you?” Mom is a good sport. The shoes were forever nicknamed, and she wore them when … More Pink Crocs in the Labyrinth: God Mother Shoes
I worked on setting in some of the pavers today. It was a less than productive start. For one thing, the very first brick I was setting in, I encountered a rock the size of Gibraltar. (OK, I exaggerate!) But it was pretty big. To get it out of the way, I dug and chipped … More The Labyrinth: 10 bricks in (or “Honey, I bent the trowel!”)
Today I hauled over 175 bricks from a place by the garden fence to the middle of the back yard. They were pavers that we saved from when we fixed the front walk. I had them stacked out of the way but still easy to access (when I finally DID want to use them). They … More Solvitur Ambulando: It Is Solved By Walking