Category Archives: Reflections

Everything Is Something’s Best Food

Everything is something’s best food, and nothing is more relished by ducks than slugs. The ducks have cleaned out the slugs from the vegetable garden, so when I found a handful of slugs outside of the garden, it was a … Continue reading

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Blue Skies, Warmer Days, Dog Paths and All

It’s a blue and green world. Blue skies at dawn make it easy to step outside and follow the dog path out to the garden. Takuma and Ena have carved their paths to the garden, out to the pasture, through … Continue reading

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How Do You Recall 207,000,000 Eggs?

The sky is blue enough this morning to proclaim it a sunny day. Even as I write, sunlight dabbles the grass. Days of sunshine are in the forecast. The remaining cherry, pear, and plum blossoms will be glorious. I can … Continue reading

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If Your Mind is a Sphincter

Once in a while I hear someone say something worth quoting. Today it was hearing George Saunders say in an interview, “If your mind is a sphincter, it tends to tighten over time.” That was a good and thoughtful laugh. … Continue reading

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More Fluff

Yesterday’s light snow was melted and gone by the time we went to bed. But this morning, a thick fluff blanketed everything. The ducks glide through the snow effortlessly, or so it seems. Down along the snowy lane, a brave … Continue reading

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Winter Claws Back

Winter clawed back this week. Yesterday morning was the coldest of this season. Though the bright sunshine of yesterday melted away almost all of the snow, today snow flakes are again falling, drifting, flying about. With the ground frozen hard, … Continue reading

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World’s Best Egg Run

It’s Thursday and time to deliver eggs to Tweets Café in Edison. The five mile run into Edison must rank as one of the world’s best egg runs. The road winds through woodland, blueberry fields, flanked by the Chuckanut Mountains. … Continue reading

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