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Hazelnut Harvest

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Wash Day

I like wash day. Sorting, folding clean, fresh clothes Put away, tidy, organized. Clean, empty hampers – small accomplishment, big satisfaction. Something is orderly in my life on wash days. ©Sharron R. McMillan

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Plum Jam

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My Fall Pantry

I’m still rearranging the pantry to get in my share of our canning bees.  The hanging basket is now above the wood stove full of hazel nuts drying and the left shelves are starting to fill up with more canning.  … Continue reading

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Bread and Butter Pickles

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Coleus Colours

Coleus on Middle Daughter’s Deck.  Beautiful colours.

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Just Being Happy

Happily ever after was a fairy tale I so much wanted to live in. But now  happy is in spite of what I don’t like, overlooking what I can’t change, making do with what I have, not hoping for more. … Continue reading

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Sunday Morning Prayer

Thank you for this very special place you gave us over 40 years ago.  And thank you for protecting and preserving it. In spite of our wanderlust and mistakes, loggers and well-meaning friends we are still here where you placed … Continue reading

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Mocha Investigating a Stump

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Mocha In The Window

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Daughters As Neighbours

Takes time to reshape from mother to neighbour, from daughter to neighbour. Each aware of the need for fences and gates that define a healthy, happy neighbourhood. ©Sharron R. McMillan

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Good Fence

Good Fences make Good Neighbours ~Robert Frost

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Homemade Soap

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It’s Spring

Tears from heaven wash the trees, then blow dry with a cooling breeze, while chickadees and sparrows sing telling all the world, “it’s spring” Once more the woods are painted bright, the day goes on for half the night, Mother … Continue reading

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Heart Sounds of Life

Hard to describe the sound of a happy fire on a chilly morning – like the sound of my heart when I have my head underwater, or wind through a cracked open window, air sucking in, flames bouncing, wood crackling … Continue reading

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