Category Archives: On the Lighter Side

Reflections about Beauty

Carol A. Hand Grateful for sharing a visit to a garden with the dear friend who delighted in each bloom and greeted everyone we met with kindness as we shared a lunch at a local “greasy spoon” *** *** Grateful … Continue reading

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Blessed Rain

Carol A. Hand I swear I can feel the tension building among thirsty trees and plants anxiously waiting for life-giving rain to bless their day – at last I breathe a sigh of relief as healing drops finally begin to … Continue reading

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Patience Please

Carol A. Hand Here I am, ‘though bleary eyed after editing all day I’d like to answer comments but I’ve little else left to say Two hundred pages done Two hundred more to go Some days the work seems easier … Continue reading

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Northshore Highlights

Carol A. Hand A colorful morning although skies were grey On a cool but ordinary Saturday An impromptu trip along Lake Superior’s Northwest shore Dramatic skies promised rain for sure Fast moving storms pass, creating fog and rising steam Inspiring … Continue reading

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A Miracle of Life

Carol A. Hand Despite fierce winds brutal cold and pounding rain delicate but tenacious – columbine gracefully blossoming once again ***                         *** ***           … Continue reading

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Ah, Choices

Carol A. Hand So much gardening to do but so much to say on this lovely last day in the month of May Editing felt like the honorable choice fulfilling a promise to give others a voice Their suffering and … Continue reading

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Finally Spring Snippets

Carol A. Hand *** After waiting patiently through summer, fall, and snow a mystery of the willow is finally revealed *** *** Catkins bloom on swaying branches as gentle breezes blow answering my question about gender, an enigma unsealed *** *** … Continue reading

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May Moon

Carol A. Hand Sometimes, on the darkest night the moon appears, a guiding light shining on the world below a reminder of our inner glow urging us to do the same for others *** ***

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April’s Icing

Carol A. Hand   Returning to boots and yaktrax for April’s final days *** *** Watching with curiosity to see how long ice stays   Yesterday’s blooming flower the promise of coming spring *** *** Today encased in ice as … Continue reading

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Snapshot of an April Evening

Carol A. Hand *** Clouds briefly parting on the rainy night allowing Grandmother Moon momentarily to reveal her light ship horns trumpeting from the nearby bay pulsating winds humming as budding branches sway ***

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