Ready for Release

Easter weekend was spent working on the yard at the little house in the city. Although there was still a nip in the air, no snow remained, and the ground was no longer spongy. The grass was beginning to green as Attila raked. My task was to collect the pine cones from the drive and . . . → Read More: Ready for Release

Here is the thing…

We awoke yesterday morning to a winter wonderland. It snowed heavily all through the day, adding to the five inches of snow received overnight. Everything was white, white, white; and still is.

Snow storm on April 15, at least six inches of snow fell! Ten years ago on this date, there was no snow anywhere . . . → Read More: Here is the thing…

Tufted Titmouse

Thursday, April 10, 2014

What I thought was a Jay, is in fact a Tufted Titmouse. What funny little birds they are, as they hop about the tree eating berries. They seem to travel in company, and constantly interact. It is such a treat to watch them, soon the leaves will hide almost all the . . . → Read More: Tufted Titmouse

The Big Thaw

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Last night, late, the ground thawed to let the heavy rains settle into the earth without impediment. I know this because the sump pump startled me, as it fired up for the first time this year. It rained all day yesterday, and will rain all day today, giving the pump a . . . → Read More: The Big Thaw


Transition, in my life, is not a painless process. The wider the gap that must be crossed, the more painful the journey to the other side.

The winter past was harsh, long, and imposed a chilling isolation in both body and spirit. The adjustment to winter conditions was slow, a shutting down of expectation . . . → Read More: Transition

Late Spring

After a few days of wind and rain, the sun is shining. I took the opportunity to go for a walk this afternoon, my first of the year! What a wondrous thing spring is, and it has arrived at the little house in the city. The tree in the front yard continues to be busy . . . → Read More: Late Spring

Hibernation Over

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Well, here I am sitting in the kitchen at the little house in the city! I drove down on my own this morning, leaving just after Attila left for work, and arriving 4 hours and 15 minutes after launch.

I love it here! And I do not mind being alone, not . . . → Read More: Hibernation Over

Are You Following Me?

The winter schedule where Attila works has come to an end. This means that he will work longer hours until the snow returns next autumn. This weekend was our last opportunity, until well into April, to visit the little house in the city. Friday we prepared the country house with three full firings in the . . . → Read More: Are You Following Me?


They say a change is as good as a rest, and I don’t wonder that it is so. This morning we awoke to rain on the roof, the bare parts of the roof, where the snow had slipped down to expose the metal. As dreary as the sky is today, the rain makes for a . . . → Read More: Rain!


It has been snowing off and on all day. I feel that if I write another word about snow falling from the sky, I may start to scream! But when there is nothing, as far as the eye can see, except snow falling to the ground, I can think of little else; for every other . . . → Read More: Snow