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Contemplating Life
Thursday, July 04, 2019      1 comments

What a beautiful morning—clear, blue sky and delightfully cool. Back to the sun, I contemplated my life and the earth. The changing climate was in my thoughts as I watched the birds flit through the cottonwood tree above me and the shadows play ... Read more
Back on the Deck
Wednesday, March 27, 2019      2 comments

It was a long, cold winter, but as always, spring has returned. Today I sat with my back to the sun in a black mesh chair, listened to some newly arrived birds and watched the river run. The high country snow is beginning to melt and the river i... Read more
A Summer Blog, part thirty-seven
Friday, August 24, 2018      0 comments

A beautifully cool morning, but not so cool that sitting in the shade before the sun reached the deck was uncomfortable. Not many birds are out and about this time of year, though a jay seems to be exploring the area for a winter haunt. Some of ... Read more
A Summer Blog, part thirty-six
Tuesday, August 21, 2018      2 comments

I always like to think of nature in the abstract—as a pleasant kingdom of plants and animals where the sun always shines and all is right with the world. This morning I was faced with the reality of nature as a smallish prey bird swooped down an... Read more
A Summer Blog, part thirty-five
Monday, August 13, 2018      1 comments

This morning was really too cool to sit on the deck without the sun. Instead I spread piles of wood chips in the back yard until the sun hit the deck. Of course it was quickly too hot to sit for very long. I love gardening, but once I start, I d... Read more
A Summer Blog, part thirty-four
Saturday, August 11, 2018      2 comments

It is cold out this morning—just under 50*, and everything is wet from a short shower yesterday evening. So I will wait until midmorning to enjoy the deck today. Except for Sammi, the dogs are contentedly enjoying marrow bones this morning befor... Read more
A Summer Blog, part thirty-three
Tuesday, August 07, 2018      3 comments

Today I sat on the deck at the café, had breakfast and socialized the puppy and me. I’m teaching Toby to behave quietly around other people and other dogs amid noise and activity. He is learning and I am happy with his progress. I am happy with ... Read more
A Summer Blog, part thirty-two
Monday, August 06, 2018      2 comments

A flock of bushtits was working a bush on the other side of the river this morning along with some other birds that had joined the horde. Bushtits gather in large numbers and roost together. A mountain chickadee was with them—looking huge in com... Read more
A Summer Blog, part thirty-one
Sunday, August 05, 2018      2 comments

I rearranged the furniture on the deck this morning to get the sun on my back more quickly. It wasn’t difficult as there are only two mesh chairs, an end table and a bed. I made the bed years ago from a twin sized bedframe with an iron head and ... Read more
A Summer Blog, part thirty
Saturday, August 04, 2018      2 comments

The sun continues to march to the south which means it is behind the house and shades the deck until well after 8am. By the time it reaches me, I really appreciate its warmth. The storm earlier this week rearranged the river and its rocks. A poo... Read more
A Summer Blog, part twenty-nine
Thursday, August 02, 2018      2 comments

Between unexpected trips into Albuquerque, chipping and the weather, sitting on the deck did not happen the past three days. Life is like that—life is what happens while you are planning something else. In truth I have not had the heart for sitt... Read more
A Summer Blog, part twenty-eight
Sunday, July 29, 2018      0 comments

Sitting on the deck has become a part of what I do every morning—except the few times it has been drizzling or too smoky. I am finding good things happening—I am sleeping better, I’ve lost 2-3 more pounds, and my outlook is less stressed. The ti... Read more
A Summer Blog, part twenty-seven
Friday, July 27, 2018      1 comments

It was very cool on the deck this morning because the rains came yesterday afternoon—a half inch in fifteen minutes. The arroyos ran, dragging silt down from the mesas to the east and dropping it on the road as the water continued to the river. ... Read more
A Summer Blog, part twenty-six
Thursday, July 26, 2018      0 comments

I woke to wind and rain this morning and while I do enjoy my morning communing with nature, I’m not willing to take it to the max and get wet. Morning rain is unusual. We get lots of thunderstorms, but they typically occur during the afternoon o... Read more
A Summer Blog, part twenty-five
Wednesday, July 25, 2018      4 comments

Today’s thoughts are tangled, but sitting quietly for an hour calms them and I am settled and thinking by the end of my session. It is amazing how much the sun has changed position since I began this experiment. I have rearranged my chair severa... Read more

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