St James City and Galt Preserve

Maybe it is because it has been cold here recently.

Maybe I just want to remember what it feels like to have warm sun on my bare skin and brightly colored flowers blooming.

 Maybe it is because my screen saver popped up a few of these photos and I just felt like sharing them with you.

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Moss and meat – birds and seeds

It’s raining again,  which is better than snow, but still is it ever going to stop?  Mr. Cottage said it feels muted today.

 That grey cast has wrapped around our little house and it feels like no matter how many lights we turn on, we can’t overpower the gloom.

It’s a good day for snuggling in the old patchwork quilt.

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frozen fairy farts

Thank you all for having my back, taking the time to send your condolences to me on my family losses.  I’m embarrassed to admit, I tried to reply to each of you, but then I found that I got really emotional, and just couldn’t.  So please accept my thank you for your kindness.

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Ruby Sloggers There’s No Place Like Home

Brilliant sunshine, fallen leaves crispy and crunchy under my feet, heavy with a coating of frost, a thousand diamonds shimmer in the grass.  An owl screeches high in the treetops.  A donkey is braying loudly and the chickens are beginning their morning chatter.  Swoosh swoosh a flock of buzzards soars overhead.

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white magic and a brown cow in the pantry

It happened in the butler’s pantry.

 A hall-way space, and once upon a time when our house was first built, it was the kitchen.

Now a brown cow supervises my every move.

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