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Marking Time On the Laundry Line

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Barn Red and Apple Blossom Pink

In our town and for miles all around, farmers long ago cleared away fallen trees and wrested out boulders from the soil to plant acres upon acres of apple trees. This was their legacy to their children and their children’s … Continue reading

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A Morning Meditation

Yoga has been difficult post surgery, and it is clear that my practice—like my body—has to change. Until I can find a way to adjust to the physical differences (and stop mourning what I’ve lost), I’m going to have to … Continue reading

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Ode to Rough Mornings

Rough morning I do not have to be happy. I do not have to skip on tippy toes for all eight blocks to the subway, whistling. I only have to get from point A to point B with eyes pried … Continue reading

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Love is in the Air

There are turkeys living down our road. They live there all year round, yet they surprise and delight me every time I walk past Duke’s place. Now that the weather is warming, the gobblers are puffing and preening along the … Continue reading

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Breathing in the Sunlight on My Birthday Weekend

Autumn color is underway here in northern Columbia County. Here are some images that made me smile over my birthday weekend. It was a beautiful afternoon, with the sun slanting across the trees and our neighbor’s barn… And B and … Continue reading

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Farm Standin’: A Healthy August Sport

In times of stress, I try to return to simple happiness. Simple beauty. Simple pastimes. Simple chores. Simple food. It never seems to fail me, and it is calming and nourishing in the most delightful way. As August ripens toward … Continue reading

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