And That’s the Way It Is

Good morning. Coffee is perked and Nemo and I are about to go sit on the deck while it’s cool. Today will be another warm one.  My Minnesota people are enduring the heat and thankful for air conditioning. How did we do this when I was a child and we had no air conditioning except […]

Guests, Flowers, Trees, Beautiful Morning

Guests, Flowers, Trees, Beautiful Morning

It’s so nice to have guests this morning. My brother and niece from Minnesota are visiting and that makes for a good morning.  I’m trying to keep the house quiet as they are still snoozing after being on the road so long. Nemo just saw some walkers go up the hill. I cautioned him to […]

But Why Is the Sky Blue?

But Why Is the Sky Blue?

    Just Wonderin’… …what would happen, if, when faced with a dilemma, I suddenly started laughing? …when someone says or does something rude, what would happen if I smiled and said, “God bless you”? …why the telemarketer hung up when I started singing “May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You?” …why I get […]

More Than a Coal of Fire

More Than a Coal of Fire

“What did you come for, a coal of fire?” my dad used to ask if I breezed in and out of my parents’ home for just a short visit. What he meant was, he wished I’d sit down and talk for a bit. Once, long ago, people would borrow coals of fire to get their […]

Is It Night or Is It Morning?

Is It Night or Is It Morning?

  It is so dark this morning! Rain falls and thunder grumbles through the clouds. Wonderful rain! How we need it. Reading, writing–both go much better with rain. So, I’m going to grab a second cup of Folgers, settle down in front of the computer, and see what Ned is doing over in Ednalee this […]

A Bolt Out of the Blue

A Bolt Out of the Blue

Go inside the house if a thunderstorm approaches. Don’t stand under a tree to get out of the rain. If you can’t find a safe indoor place, hunker down on the ground, making as small a target as possible. We all know you shouldn’t mess around with lightning. Yet, on this date in 1752, Ben […]