The Robin

Last week, a robin built her nest in a nook on my garage. I wonder if this is the same robin who had a nest there when I first moved into this house seven years ago. (I admit that I don’t know much about how long robins live or their behavior.)

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A Summer Picnic

I grew up in a small town in Northern Wisconsin. My neighborhood was filled with tightly-spaced brick homes with mature trees flanking both sides of the street. These were the days when everyone knew everybody and children walked to and from school without care or risk. I loved the long summer days when everyone was…

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A Glimpse of That Girl

I am still every age that I have been. Because I was once a child, I am always a child. Madeleine L’Engle This afternoon my family and I arrive at the beach for our twentieth annual trip with my parents. Soon after we unload the car and unpack our suitcases, we slip into our swimsuits…

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Summer Intensity

It was the summer of 2002 and I had just graduated from my master’s program. Moving home, I knew that my sole responsibility was to study in order to pass my boards when I sat for them in early July.

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Resting with the Ducks

August has arrived and I am tired and in need of rest.  Summer has been a buzz of activities, some of which have been fun and others of which have been unexpected and stunning. 

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The Art of Establishing Hydrangeas

Around the edge of our house, in the side garden, there rests a weatherworn fence.  And lounging against this fence you’ll find two hydrangea bushes. 

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