This is the rock that started the meditation. On another pebbly beach walk with Finlay, chucking stones in the water for him to wallow and splash, I found this one, and hefted its weight in my hand, explored the patterns. They reminded me of the patterns in the sand, on Crescent beach, from a previous … More Meditations on a rock, or two
Underlying anxiety all last week as I am embroiled in the bureaucracy that is required to renew my green card. Last month I had already been to Cranston Immigration Center – an hour drive from the ferry – to be fingerprinted and biometrically recorded. An alien seeking renewal of residence. Son and daughter-in-law re-arranged their … More Real People vs Bureaucracy
It has been very cold here – wind chill says 18 below, but note that is F not C (about -5 C) because this is good ole USA that still does F ( and feet, inches and pounds weight etc ). The family are on Spring break – why do they call it Spring – … More Just Thinking
On a cold stay-in day – I just re-found Richard Murphy’s blog on Tax and Economics. This very relevant to me at the moment because yesterday and today I MADE DECISIONS. I am going to go to China again – see the grandsons that I have not seen for more than a year – and … More Decisions, Consequences, Community
Boats cancelled. Lots of wind. Some snow. No school. Stir crazy. Went out. To the bottom of the hill then back again, wind too strong and cold, even the icicles were growing sideways Not really a walk, but took the photos both sides of the road and then back up the steps to my door. … More Winter walking – nearly a walk
Today I was pretty tired. Did a bit of sleeping, bit of emailing, phoning, catching up. Just before dark I went for a walk. Snow on the beach was crunchy.
SNOWY. No – not the weather – the OWL. And of course today was the day I had rushed out to birdwalk without my phone camera, so this is not the bird I saw. But I did see one YES YES I saw a snowy owl in the third year of trying. He was quite … More Snowy