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Does this bruise make me look fat?

Tuesday morning was bleak.  The sun was supposed to be up when I opened the door from the kitchen to the deck to let the dogs out but I couldn’t see it.  The world was gray and cold—19 degrees.  It … Continue reading

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The Ice Obsession

From the title, one would hope that my newest fascination would be with diamonds—diamond earrings, diamond bracelets, diamond rings. But that’s so not me. I wore a plain gold band for the first twenty years of my marriage. Then my … Continue reading

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The Joy of Seasons

Yesterday I took four of the dogs for a jog at Fisher Meadows.  I hadn’t been doing much running lately.  Using my trip to California, the flu, my mother-in-law’s visit, Hurricane Sandy and the snowy Nor’easter as excuses, I managed … Continue reading

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Squirrels!

In April, three weeks after we moved into our Connecticut house, gray squirrels appeared, boldly crossing the lawn and playing pickup games on the basketball court.  Outraged by the invasion, the female pointer would race from window to window, woofing … Continue reading

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Dogs and Toads Are Not Friends

One of my dogs may be an addict, a toad addict.  In June, my daughter and I read an article by Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, “Our Animal Natures,” in the New York Times Sunday Review.  In her discussion of how some addictive … Continue reading

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The Butterfly Effect

Photographing butterflies is difficult.  Somedays I just can’t get the shutter speed right.  The result is Victorian Fairy photographs—spots of light like Tinkerbell dancing in a meadow.  Butterflies, in the woods, in meadows, in gardens, represent beauty and delight.  We … Continue reading

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The Killing of the Shrew

My husband says that he heard that shrews could be tamed.  He hasn’t had much luck though and he’s been trying for thirty-five years.  English class joke aside, I will confess that I didn’t know what a shrew was until … Continue reading

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