Beauty is a fragile thing

It looks like a Luna Moth except that it is brown instead of green. And its wings appear to be very fragile, like brown leaves or even thin brown paper. “Beauty is a fragile thing.” (Ovid)

A hint of Autumn

We may be in the dog days of summer, but leaves on the maple tree are already beginning to show a hint of the cooler weather to come.

The little things in life

“Happy are those who take life day by day, complain very little, and are thankful for the little things in life.” (Author unknown)

The Hawk Feather

I often find hawk feathers on my property. This one was on my gravel driveway, but I left it alone because according to the 1918 Migratory Bird Treaty Act, it is illegal to own hawk feathers or to remove them from one’s property. However, by the next day it had disappeared anyway. “Lean forward into…

Beginning another school year: Ben is in middle school

Originally posted on Believing for Ben:
Another school year began yesterday (on a Friday), and our miracle boy is now in a different school. Ben is now in grade six which, along with grades seven and eight, comprise what in my day was called junior high school but now is middle school. Ben with his…

The Blessing Jar

It’s been a difficult year and a half and would have been even without the COVID virus: Major structural repairs to my house. The final hospitalization and passing of my husband after 4 years of ongoing medical issues including a series of strokes. The declining health of my 92-year-old father and having to handle storm…

My 9th blogging anniversary

WordPress recently reminded me that I created my blog site nine years ago. My first post was on August 1, 2012 and was an account, illustrated with photos, of why I live in the woods. Today I have 1191 WordPress followers and additional followers by email and on social media, and I have had almost 114,000 views….