Monthly Archives: April 2022

Hither and Yon

Friends and neighbors delight me. They are scattered hither and yon. My discourse with a blogger friend, Anne Mehrling continued with her mention of a beautiful cherry blossom tree near her driveway.  She sent photos. The delicate pink shade was … Continue reading

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Did You Hear That?

Nothing wrong with my hearing, my husband says. Recently I asked if he heard the high-pitched sound. He didn’t.  What did it sound like?  Like glasses in the cupboard hitting one another.  Then he went upstairs to change clothes and … Continue reading

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They’re Here!

When we watch for visitors and see them coming, we often say in excited tones They’re here. Going back to our first Fulbright Year, our two were quite young at almost three and six years. At home in Upstate New … Continue reading

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On a Quest

Birds busy building nests and Searching for seeds, worms, and such. This is the game I play as I wait for tulips and daffodils to make an appearance. No yellows yet.  Behold!  I spy purple! A square pansy?  Research yields … Continue reading

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The Big “Round” Birthday

When I taught in Neresheim, Germany, during my first Fulbright Year, a bouquet of flowers in a vase awaited me in the teachers’ room.  I was surprised that anyone knew when I had a birthday.  The comment to me was … Continue reading

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