CH 43.2 – After running farther than Eli thought humanly possible, they emerged from the tunnel. Eli squinted and blinked his eyes in the warm morning sunshine. Birds sang around them as water dripped from the branches of the trees. The spires of the castle poked up just beyond a copse of trees and the… Continue reading Jay B. R. Wokky Ch. 43.2 — Preparing for the Play
Ch. 41.1 -- Janine was making her last rounds through the dragon’s caves for the night -- closing curtains, tidying, and locking up -- when someone banged on the front door. The heavy sound echoed in the hallway. She glanced at her pocket watch. “Hmph. It’s pretty late for visitors.” The dragon stuck his head… Continue reading Jay B. R. Wokky Ch. 41.1 — Beware of Late Night Visitors
Mum loved Spring: the warming of the earth, how green crept over the land and daffodils nodded their cheerful heads in the chilly winds. She was the first to point out the return of the robins, and she always had a garden with both flowers and vegetables. Her yard always had a lilac tree growing… Continue reading The Lilac Tree
I come from a long line of farmers and teachers. This must explain the fact that I love to dig in the dirt, plant seeds and bedding plants, and watch them grow. I have a shade garden on the north side of the house where a Japanese maple waves gracefully in the wind. Because of… Continue reading Creating a Shade Garden
I just looked out the window and saw a robin sitting on a tree in the back yard. When I go outside, there is a sense of quiet promise in the deliciously warm air. Buds are swelling on the trees. The last of the snow has disappeared. My daffodils and lilies are waking up, yawning… Continue reading The Robins are Back!
On Saturday we parked by a large pond where a variety of geese and ducks had congregated. I was especially glad to see the Canada Geese grazing along the slowly greening slope above the pond. Something about the Canada Geese stirs my heart. Is it that they originate in my native land? Is it admiration… Continue reading Canada Geese