beautiful simplicity in everyday moments



Don’t call me Tony

It’s a hard thing walking into a shelter and seeing so many animals that need homes:  dogs, cats, rabbits . . . but that’s what we did last weekend, as we were out on a family adventure.  This was not our first visit to the shelter, as a cat has been on the family wishlist for a while now . . . Continue reading “Don’t call me Tony”

keep a fire for the human race . . .

Regional schools gathered for the final meet of the season. Parking spots were hard to find that Saturday as we walked to the field.  Along the way passing a car with door open, overhearing a father saying to his son, “I am so proud of you!” My heart warmed to hear a dad speaking this way to his child in that second that we were passing . . .

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red flags

Seeing the flags lining the street I remember my mother taking me to celebrations at the park. Scanning the ground for coins dropped near the foundation, Continue reading “red flags”

shiny, happy eggs

Life is filled with beauty.  Mystery.  And apparently, so are our refrigerators . . .

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one eloquent squirrel

Bear Dog blinked. Was Shirley Squirrely taking him seriously at all?  Wasn’t he was the one who was supposed to be asking the questions around here?  Well, no harm in playing along.

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a proper greeting

Shocked and stunned initially from Bear Dog’s presence in her path, and now his greeting, Shirley didn’t know what to say.  While she was devising a plan, she asked indignantly, “Who are you calling ‘miss?’ Continue reading “a proper greeting”

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