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Goodbye to the Orchard

They are felling the trees! After four years of enjoying the orchard in the back of my house, of watching the year-long dance of changing leaves and growing fruit, the owners of the orchard sold their property to a developer, and the trees are being bulldozed. The orchard will be gone, and houses will be… Continue reading Goodbye to the Orchard

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The Washing Machine

Yesterday I did eight loads of wash, the inevitable result of having guests and then going on vacation. All those baskets of laundry sorted and waiting reminded me of something that happened when I was very young. We lived on the eastern outskirts of the city. Our ‘development’ was the last one before primeval forest… Continue reading The Washing Machine