White azaleas

“White… is not a mere absence of colour; it is a shining and affirmative thing, as fierce as red, as definite as black… God paints in many colours; but He never paints so gorgeously, I had almost said so gaudily, as when He paints in white.” (Gilbert K. Chesterton) Linked to Cee’s Flower of the…

Pocket of joy: Colorful trees of Spring

The trees in the pasture in Kellum Valley always are gorgeous in the Autumn, but they also are lovely in the Spring. I love the term “pocket of joy.” I first heard it on a Netflix reality show when one of the main stars, speaking of his difficult growing-up years, also spoke of the pockets of joy…

Through the woods

As Spring approaches, the afternoon sunlight through the trees is changing. Here are three views through the woods, taken from my front porch. If you look closely at the first photo you can see the roof and chimney of my neighbor’s house. She is an amazing artist, and the house was once a railroad station….

Emerging

I love winter, but I know that many (maybe most) people don’t. So for those of you longing for Spring, it’s beginning to emerge…

Vaccinated

Just over a week ago I received my second dose of the Moderna Covid vaccine, and I realize how fortunate I am to have received it already. Each of the 50 states here in the U.S. sets its own guidelines as to who can receive the vaccine. Vaccine supplies are limited, and my state is…

Pocket of joy: A snowy Christmas

When I lived in northern Indiana, every Christmas was a white Christmas. But in northern Georgia where I grew up and where I now live again, white Christmases are rare. I remember only one when I was young and one about ten years ago. So it was a nice surprise to wake up this morning…