Category Archives: Around the House
On the lawn last night around 8:30 or so, sitting in a camping chair with Gus on my lap, I noticed him glancing suddenly off to the right, as if something were moving about in the dark. I thought I … Continue reading
The rain patters on fallen leaves, Dripping from musty eaves — The call of a raven.
There was nearby, along a stream, the hacked trunk of a young tree. The rest of it lay where it was cast, in the ditch below. Knowing the neighborhood and those who frequented the path on which this tree once … Continue reading
bear scat in the orchard — fall’s approaching
There’s a beautiful red fox around here lately, which I’ve not yet had the pleasure of seeing, but which my wife recently saw. He, or she, was dashing across the far end of the front lawn, happy and energized. Apparently, … Continue reading
Those sweet surprises from the garden.
I’ve noticed lately the influences of the approaching cross-quarter “season” of Lughnasadh. The sun has fallen lower in the sky (it’s down to a declination of around 18 degrees now, 5 degrees lower than at summer solstice); the air is … Continue reading
Wow! I dreamt I was a cat! How fascinating, how lovely. The warmth of fire, of the human hand, the taste of sweet food, precious. He and she that were my keepers, how wonderful to see them, to sense their … Continue reading