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  • Spring forward

    The further one moves from the equator, the longer the summertime daylight hours become, and at the North and South Poles, the summertime sun never sets.
  • Winter warmth
    The woodshed was full. I felt warm just looking at it, and it had not cost a penny. The cost was rather spent in my husband's hard work, driving the old Jeep up into the woods, felling a standing dead tree, cutting it into foot-long lengths and then piling the logs up in front of the woodshed to be split, sometimes with a splitter on the back of the 1957 ford tractor, other times by hand.
  • Winter warmth
    The woodshed was full. I felt warm just looking at it, and it had not cost a penny. The cost was rather spent in my husband's hard work, driving the old Jeep up into the woods, felling a standing dead tree, cutting it into foot-long lengths and then piling the logs up in front of the woodshed to be split, sometimes with a splitter on the back of the 1957 ford tractor, other times by hand.
  • Patiently in between
    I know I am living in that between time, when the past still lingers and tomorrow just can’t quite dawn fast enough. Last week, every inch of the creek valley was covered with deep snow.
  • Patiently in between
    I know I am living in that between time, when the past still lingers and tomorrow just can’t quite dawn fast enough. Last week, every inch of the creek valley was covered with deep snow.
  • Assisted living
    I walked down the familiar hallway to his apartment’s front door and knocked. Years past, he would come to the door and open it wide and greet me with a hug. I heard his gentle voice from inside “Come in, Christine."
  • Assisted living
    I walked down the familiar hallway to his apartment’s front door and knocked. Years past, he would come to the door and open it wide and greet me with a hug. I heard his gentle voice from inside “Come in, Christine."
  • Warm winter wind
    Time passed and the wind picked up, and finally I did feel its chill begin to pass through my clothing. I was still in no hurry to move. I lingered until the bite of the wind really did become uncomfortable.
  • Warm winter wind
    Time passed and the wind picked up, and finally I did feel its chill begin to pass through my clothing. I was still in no hurry to move. I lingered until the bite of the wind really did become uncomfortable.
  • Form or function?
    We were just determined to do those outside things that needed to be done, and to take the most direct route possible, so we could hurry back inside to another cup of coffee and the warmth of the wood stove.
  • Form or function?
    We were just determined to do those outside things that needed to be done, and to take the most direct route possible, so we could hurry back inside to another cup of coffee and the warmth of the wood stove.
  • Frozen solid
    Curiously, I was not in any real rush to get back outside, even though the temperature had risen, by then, to a toasty seven degrees.
  • Frozen solid
    Curiously, I was not in any real rush to get back outside, even though the temperature had risen, by then, to a toasty seven degrees.
  • A new year
    The fire settled down into red embers. Papaw raked the coals together, and we carried our chairs back up to the cabin, but before we settled down for the night, she danced about the cabin in a long white night gown, like a beautiful fairy princess, our son’s child, our granddaughter.
  • A new year
    The fire settled down into red embers. Papaw raked the coals together, and we carried our chairs back up to the cabin, but before we settled down for the night, she danced about the cabin in a long white night gown, like a beautiful fairy princess, our son’s child, our granddaughter.
  • A gift from the garage
    Living in the country and tending to the details of marking and the distinct personalities of my own small flock of pigeons, had led me to watch these city birds as I had never watched city pigeons before.
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