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Picture of messy bedroom showing the mess left behind after teen son moved out.

Moved out…..

I told him to move everything out. I told him where to put a “goodwill” pile. A “recycling” pile. I gave him …

Picture of a handpainted birdhouse with the opening enlarged by chewing squirrels.

Our Own Space

My daughter made this birdhouse with her grandfather. The first year it housed a family of sparrows. The next year its purpose …

Seeing Sunsets

Last week we walked out of Wal-Mart just as the sun was setting into a most extraordinary sunset. A brilliant orange streak …

Rainbows on the wall, from glass prisms in the window.

The Sparkle Zone

I’ve known for many years that I need regular time in the sunshine to keep my mood level. Obviously a sufferer of …

Red Damselfly on a leaf by the river

You were born to do this

I took my daughter to get her driver’s license yesterday. It was a process dominated by waiting parents and their nervously eager …

Art sculpture cobalt blue bottle tree ornament decoration in backyard.

The Blue Bottle Tree

In mere weeks my oldest child leaves home. For many years I have both dreamed about and feared this time. I’m not …