The Road Home

 

Pavement ends and dust begins,
solitude is never convenient.
Pot-holed, narrow road,
blackberries reclaim what once was their territory,
Duck couples bob and paddle in ruts
made by exploring 4×4’s,
alders reach to conceal telephone poles
drunkenly following the narrow trail
that leads us home.

©Sharron R. McMillan Excerpt from “A Poet Lives Here”

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Gathering Moss

Our 40th Anniversary today and 42 years of living in the backwoods of BC.
Something to be said for staying and nothing wrong with gathering moss.

 

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Our Wild West Part of Town

This is a mural on the backside of a business in town.  I always get a kick out of it when we go to the building supply next to it. Not sure who painted it but it’s very well done.

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Looking To The Future

Time for looking back has passed,
those stories filed away,
regrets and mourning packed up tight
there’s no more wreaths to lay.

Now is the time to look ahead,
new pages turned,
love and projects shared,
and many new lessons learned.

How blessed am I
with family
who want to be together.
With all this love and creativity
no storm will be too hard to weather.

©Sharron R. McMillan

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Going Nowhere

I don’t mind going nowhere as long as it’s an interesting path.

                           ~Ronald Mabbi

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Fur Coat Weather

Cold Woolly Worm crossing the road.  Don’t they hibernate this time of year?

Added Wisdom from Hisnibs:  The Woolly Bear (Pyrrharctia isabella)produces its own antifreeze so it survives freezing weather.  Some say they can predict the weather depending how wide the brown band is.  It becomes an Isabella Tiger Moth in the spring.

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Where Is Peace

The whole world is in a mess.
Someone always trying to control, keep track, profit from
the masses of humanity
traveling, line ups, cancellations, homelessness.
Rumours of war, paranoia in government,
stars falling, hatred, pressure, stress.

Where is Hope
Where is Joy
Where is Peace.

Not where we expect to find it.
Not with those who try to destroy it.
But there,
listen,
in the quietness of a starry night,
in the passing of the storm,
the comfort of caring companionship,
in those moments between pain –
THERE
is Peace.
©Sharron R. McMillan

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Advent Baskets


Our advent baskets.  Instead of Christmas gifts all opened on Christmas day,  three of our families put together one basket for each family with 25 small gifts in each basket.  One gift a day from December 1 to December 24th.  Then we drew names to buy one special gift for each family.  It was fun to shop year round for small lovely things to give each other and now we get to open a present a day.  I rather like this new tradition.

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First Egg

First egg from our lovely Araucana chickens.  The Araucana is a breed of domestic chicken from Chile. Its name derives from the Araucanía region of Chile where it is believed to have originated. It lays blue-shelled eggs, one of very few breeds that do so.  Our four chickens are just starting to lay, strange time of year to start but then, nothing is usual on
our forest farm.

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Happy December

Light the lights, it’s Christmas month.

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