While we grumbled about rain drenching our tent, our socks and everything else, the region we so recently left suffered smoke and superheated winds. I worry about my friends. I wonder about the tomatoes and zucchini ripening in our garden, the hanging pots of petunias. Our hearts and minds are split between old home and new, our attention on friends and family in both places. … Continue reading From landscapes to skyscapes
To think I almost passed over this campsite because it lacked showers. This morning brought a downpour, their first moisture in months! The smoke is out of the air … and the rain is in our sleeping bags, our tent, our shoes, our dog, our car … Continue reading Be careful what you wish for
After arriving in Spokane full throttle, it only took us a few minutes to realize we didn’t actually have to keep going at that ridiculous pace. We stayed a day to visit, walk and regroup, and now we’re back on the road, feeling like a new family. A renewed family. Continue reading Respite day
Strange to think these now-mundane views will soon become the stuff of precious memories. Continue reading Moving
An embarrassing indicator of lazy lawn maintenance? Something to be pulled or poisoned? Or a harbinger of picnics and frisbee matches, a source of nutritious greens, a reminder of childhood, when a dandelion held under your chin made your skin glow, betraying your “love of butter”? (Or was that just my family’s saying?) Perspective is everything. If I can decide to love or hate dandelions, … Continue reading What do you see?
This week, as we are bombarded with news of the coronavirus pandemic, I’ve been thinking a lot about immunity—both physical and spiritual … Continue reading On immunity
It’s hard to maintain an argumentative stance when pretties such as these spring up underfoot and, less than an hour later, the fullest, glowingest moon we’ve seen in ages beams overhead. Continue reading Never mind.
Bella’s advice: Find sunspot. Stay in sunspot. Ignore paparazzi (and sales). Rest. (And, she adds, why isn’t every Friday Black Friday?) Continue reading #BlackFriday