Bee-ing, taking the plunge

Just a year ago, my husband Tom and I decided to acquire bees. Although the decision seemed sudden, I realize it had been brewing for some time. The clincher was two-fold.  First, in 2020 new neighbors moved in across the street. They had some bee hives in their backyard. We immediately noticed now much the … Continue reading Bee-ing, taking the plunge

Early Morning Treasure Hunt

Wild Geraniums My red-handled garden loppers are a girl’s best friend despite the faded finish on one side and a desperate need for sharpening. I can say this with all the honesty of a dental hygienist whose working time is spent with tiny instruments named Montana Jack, Columbia, Gracey, and MX23. With all their intricate … Continue reading Early Morning Treasure Hunt

An Unexpected Covid Romance Part II

Cindy Bower - During all the confusion of the covid pandemic, life was in a tizzy. My job at the dental office had closed down for six weeks and when we went back, there were still so many unknowns. The news everyday was so scary and negative, with the pandemic and election disagreements. One of … Continue reading An Unexpected Covid Romance Part II

An Unexpected Covid Romance Part I

Valentine's Day can be a two-edged sword. Romantic movies are watched or avoided. Flowers, chocolates, jewels, and special dinners are done in appreciation and love or to meet obligatory expectations, or perhaps even rejected all together. Retailers jack prices into discomfort zones, adding more stress and unavailability on popular giant dipped strawberries and roses. Is … Continue reading An Unexpected Covid Romance Part I

Love Eclipses Spectacular Solar Eclipse 2017 – Reminiscences

Today, August 21, 2020, is the third anniversary of the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse. I can't even count all of the times I recall that celestial event that seemed like a momentary glimpse into heaven. During these strange times of pandemic, social unrest, and frequent uncertainty, I can't help but recall the complete order of … Continue reading Love Eclipses Spectacular Solar Eclipse 2017 – Reminiscences