Yearly Archive: 2017

Dec
24

Gift of the wild

Wild desire © Ellen Wade Beals, 2017

I just spotted a coyote across the creek, running along the bank. Happy Christmas Eve to all. Peace, love, and solace.   Gift of the wild On Christmas a coyote came to our fence and ever since my dog has been visited by dreams of running with the pack, almost able to catch up but …

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Dec
23

Thank you again and again

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Ho, ho, ho no. Have you encountered holiday grumps? My instinct is to tell them to focus on the positive instead of the negative, to practice gratitude. Then I realize it is advice I can use myself. I have so much to be grateful for—I hope you do too. Thank you for reading; I appreciate …

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Dec
12

Elizabeth Drew Stoddard — November

Autumn charms my melancholy mind © Ellen Wade Beals, 2017

Good day and happy December and Happy Hanukkah (which begins today). I’ve started my shopping, put up lights outside, but haven’t yet gotten my Christmas tree or decorated the inside of my house. I’ve been lackadaisical and uninspired, spending time doing crosswords, catching up on past issues of The New Yorker, and reading mysteries (Glass …

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Nov
23

Happy Thanksgiving

Shangri-la © Laura Rodley, 2017

Hope your holiday is wonderful.  Thanks for reading this blog.  I have much to be grateful for and I hope you do too. Today’s photo comes from Laura Rodley who explains:  “The photo I took while driving home and all of a sudden the clouds were setting on top of the cornfield like a  Shangri-la …

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