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Archives for March, 2016

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Today I Love The Many Puddles

... where's my rubber boots?

Today I love the many puddles that have sprung up everywhere. Since the rain started last evening the ground has found its point of saturation and now the water is lying on top, collected in puddles and pools and tiny mighty rivers going places previously unknown by the coursing new waterways. I love the urge to find my rubber boots and my yellow...
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Today I Love That Hazy Sun

Crazy hazy lazy sun

Today I love that hazy sun behind those blurry clouds that look like they are going nowhere and doing so really fast. I love that the crazy old sun is just too lazy to burn all the way through, and has just parted the curtain clouds enough to get a look at what is happening here on this beautiful planet. "Hello, Sun, you're missing...
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Today I Love The Dappled Light

In through my dappled window ...

Today I love the dappled light on my office window that filters through the majestic spruce that shades my deck. I love remembering that that spruce tree was shorter than I am when I moved here 30 years ago. I love the way the light makes my office look on sunny days. I love just sitting here writing without a...
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Today I Love This Stormy Day

Tantrum time ...

Today I love this stormy day and the way it throws the trees about and splashes water everywhere. Spring, not quite in her second week, seems to already be going through her terrible twos. That's quite a tantrum Miss Spring, I'll just wait inside here until you're done. I have things to work on anyway. But if you calm down later, I'd love to go for...
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Today I Love The Persistent Sunlight

The satin Sunday sun

Today I love the persistent sunlight, finding its way through wooded areas, sliding past house corners to light verandah posts from behind, painting shadow pictures on shed walls, slipping under bridges and down rivers, marking time by the angle of its approach and finding almost every space as it rolls around the sky. I love that it is ubiquitous enough to be taken for...
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Today I Love Being Unique

Pebbled sheets of ice on glass

Today I love being unique and unusual. I love that I sometimes feel like I am the oddest creature I know, and that's pretty cool. I love that I learned a long time ago that no one else will accept that about me if I don't accept it about myself. I love that I sometimes make choices weighted by how...
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Today I Love That Perfect Sky

The perfect sky

Today I love that perfect sky I woke to this morning. It has a thin layer of cloud that is like a shade that scatters the sunlight but doesn't block where the sun is. Everything is drenched in this cool, silver light and the world seems positively plausible and real. I love that the Ravens who are building a nest in the spruce stand seem to...
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Today I Love Those Crazy Cardinals

Just. Can't. Believe!
(Older photo)

Today I love those crazy cardinals and all the wild and wonderful and crazy sounds they make out in my yard. I love how excited about the day they always sound. It's like they just can not believe their good fortune. I imagine them saying things like "Holy cow! Hey everyone, I woke up! I know, right? It's just too amazing, but there it...
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