Monthly Archives: January 2011

FOR TIM

I opened a familiar book just now, and had to laugh. There is a page on “January Thaw”! Gives me hope with still another week of January 2011 ahead. In this book I found a conversation on gardens; something to … Continue reading

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BARE BONES

It’s been almost 30 days since the shortest day of the year, and already I glimpse a violet cast to the horizon, relieving the deep blue-black of night. Wow. Hope. Here is a haiku about winter: “Willow trees are bare … Continue reading

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DAY OFF

Well, another round of snow outside. Doesn’t look as if it will give us a day off, but it does remind me of a paragraph from a book: “There is something joyful about storms that interrupt routine. Snow or freezing … Continue reading

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JULY IN JANUARY

I had some cut-up pears just now, and I watched my hand spoon up the fruit, and was amazed to be so reminded of the summer, to see the freshness of the pear. Right before me is a small book … Continue reading

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