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"We have nothing to offer each other, except a haven." — K. Nafziger



I miss winter. I miss the challenge of negative temperatures. I miss snow covering everything in sight.

That being said, it would be a shame to not stop and express gratitude for the first blooms of “spring” on the forsythia bushes in our front yard.


Fire in the Valley

(A word of thanks to Brother Sun)

Seven billion wait
For you to make an appearance today
Ten minutes for me
Is an extravagant grace

Jonas 2016 – Here we go!

We’re only minutes away from our first snowflake! 🙂

Something snowy this way comes!

And apparently, we’re calling this storm ‘Jonas’.

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New Year’s Eve at Starrywood

Hello from Starrywood! It’s New Year’s Eve, and we’ve got crazy warm weather.

It’s my first blog post from Harrisonburg, Virginia, so here’s today’s beauty from our new home.

June 6, 2014
Peace, deep in the woods
June 3, 2014
Red eft, green moss, blue rock

A highlight of a lovely walk with Ordinary Spouse tonight.

May 26, 2014
Indigo bunting

It’s not a great photo, but the bird takes my breath away every time I see it. Today, it was flying around Sunset Hill. Ordinary Spouse called it using the app on her tablet. It got closer and then just acted confused.

May 14, 2014
Field sparrow

I was working on Laurelville’s labyrinth this morning, and this field sparrow landed just a few feet away.

May 13, 2014
Black rat snake

The weather turned hot and humid over the last few days, maxing out (for now, at least) in the upper 80s °F this afternoon.  The warmth brought out this four-foot black rat snake, which wanted to sun itself on the road to my house.

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