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…

Pocket of joy: Red-bellied woodpecker at the feeder

My “pocket of joy” today was the red-bellied woodpecker at the bird feeder. I don’t feed the birds in the summer or early autumn because bears get into the bird seed and tear up the feeders. We had a warm autumn, and people kept reporting bear sightings, so I only recently set up my feeders….

A Photo a Week Challenge: In Memoriam

From my archives, a photo of the tomb of one of America’s most renowned baseball players, Ty Cobb (1886-1961), taken at Rose Hill Cemetery in the little town of Royston, Georgia. And under a nearby tree, the headstone of my great grandmother, Lillie Westmoreland Dorough. Growing up in Royston, she knew Ty Cobb and often…

October rose

Blooming today, the last day of October, one solitary rose. I drove to my father’s mountain cabin today to check on the aftermath of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Zeta and was surprised by this single rose in bloom by the old fence. “There is simply the rose; it is perfect in every moment of its existence.” (Ralph…