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Reflections

My hope is to reflect the beauty around me, rather than ugliness and destruction. Like the puddle and the pond if I care to gaze long enough to see not what is on the bottom but what it is reflecting, … Continue reading

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Southeaster

Southeaster wind howls through the woods twisting branches till they fall, cracks and thunks, we hold our breath a tree falls over, roots and all. We never get used to winter storm’s rage as we huddle indoors once more fear … Continue reading

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Vistas

Look past ferns and saplings, between cedar and maple where sun illumines something further away than eyes can see. Vistas in woods and life, distant points you have yet to explore. Go there, moving always towards unseen prospects or points … Continue reading

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Grandma Tree

Poor Grandma tree, the weight of snow and howling winds were too much to bear. The second limb this winter has fallen to the ground. What remains still stands tall and straight after more than 800 years of standing sentry … Continue reading

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More Snow

Towhees, Juncos, Stellar’s Jays and hummingbirds are thankful for food we put out for them. I feel like opening the windows to let them all in, but Mocha would not be quite as welcoming. ©2020 Sharron R. McMillan    

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My World

Out there, in the big world, is sorrow, sadness, turmoil, and sabre rattling but here in my woods is only beauty, love and peace. ©2020 Sharron R. McMillan

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yikes

Wind is howling around us branches and trees falling, gusts shake the house. I don’t like winter storms. And though I feel safe inside by a warm fire I’d rather it would stop blowing.

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Snow Is Coming

Forecast is for snow. We’re ready: – a new jigsaw puzzle started on the table – pantry full of food – woodshed stacked with firewood – and new balls of yarn Let it snow. . . ©2020 Sharron R. McMillan

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Quietness

Rain and wind compete for power outside. The house is still. Cat purrs. Fire crackles. Nothing else. Outside turmoil. Inside peace. ©2020 Sharron R. McMillan

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Bathing Away the Blues

Rain, wind, cold. I fill our antique claw foot bathtub with hot lavender scented water and submerge my body and my thoughts. Gratitude for clean, safe water washes over me and I pray for those not as fortunate in our … Continue reading

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Raining Again

Raining again cold out too, now I’m wondering what to do. Warm the kitchen make someone smile too, bake some cookies that’s what I’ll do. ©2020 Sharron R. McMillan

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Wind

Wind – unsettling, frantic, makes me antsy; branches fall, leaves whirl, sleep is disturbed, power goes out. .. then I hear the wind chimes – calm, serene, gentle notes transform fear and discomfort into peace. ©2020 Sharron R. McMillan

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Some Don’t Mind

Hummingbirds are still coming to the feeder And a daisy is in bloom in the window box. It may be the middle of winter but some plants and critters don’t seem to mind. ©2020 Sharron R. McMillan

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New Year’s Day

Christmas is packed back into the old cedar trunk, presents are finding places in the house and shop. Looking forward instead of back I pray the joy of the season will not stop. May peace be the goal we walk … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

2020 May it be a year of clear vision and kind perspective and may all the dark spots just be passing floaters. Wishing you and yours a very blessed and happy New Year. ©2020 Sharron R. McMillan

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