Cozy Covid Morning

Crackling wood fire,
bowl of hot porridge
and a good cup of coffee –
what more could anyone want
on a cold covid morning
near the end of November.

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Worn Out

Photograph: Sharron R. McMillan

My hard drive needs defragging,
my memory has crashed,
the trash is overflowing,
and my flash drive is trashed.

Now my monitor is fading
looks like shut down is complete,
wish I could be reconditioned
before I’m obsolete.

~2016 Sharron R. McMillan

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Distancing

That you may retain your self-respect, it is better to displease the people by doing what you know is right, than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong. ~William J.H. Boetcker

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Always Be Kind

Primrose still blooming in November

Be kind whenever possible.
 It is always possible.
~ Tenzin Gyatso


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Be Kind, Be Safe, Be Well

In the bigger scheme of things, the universe is not asking us to do something, the universe is asking us to be something. And that’s a whole different thing.

~Lucille Clifton

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Point of View

What most encourages theft?” asked a teacher.
“Hunger” replied one pupil.
“Envy” said another,
“Extravagance,” said a third.
But a fourth student answered best. “Those who buy stolen goods.”
~ Leo Rosten

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Raindrops Keep Falling

Rain water system on Eldest Daughter’s Studio

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Breaking the Rules

Standing too close

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Homemade Wood 2

Another Wall Boarded.  Looking good.

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Between Me and We

I have never agreed with my other self wholly.
The truth of the matter seems to lie between us.
~Kahlil Gibran

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On A Board Walk

Eldest daughter and Bonus daughter gleaning boards from the mill scraps.

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Fairy Steps

Fairy steps

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Our Road

Property down the hill from us has been sold and the new owner is building an access road to it.       The very steep, rough lane is being transformed into a wide road.

 

 

 

 

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Homemade Wood Siding

What was a rotting cedar log in the woods for ten years, is now beautiful board and batten siding on our cabin.  First boards up. 

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Change of Plans

We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
~Joseph Campbell

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