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Ode to Autumn

Today the wind changed. It swooped down from the north, rustling the maple leaves and whispering through the spruce needles. Fallen leaves skipped and frolicked across the field, cartwheeling end over end. After weeks of waiting, Autumn finally made its … Continue reading

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AND THEN THERE WERE THREE!!

    I expected a certain amount of relief when I finished Before Winter, the last book in The Wolves of Llise trilogy. Yes, it’s nice to have finished all the edits and proofreading but I feel a sense of … Continue reading

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Porch Swings and Spring Peepers

Just at dusk I walked down to put several letters in our rural mailbox. It was so lovely and warm that I sat down on the cushionless porch swing. The spring peepers were trilling their songs in our pond off … Continue reading

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November

I track November’s sun as it skims the southern horizon. Where once it set behind our orchard in the northwest in June, it now sets behind the barn in the southwest, never high enough in the sky to generate any … Continue reading

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BEFORE THE RAIN

My cell phone has a strident alert feature announcing severe weather. It startles me, sending little shivers up my back in terror of some impending calamity. Nature sends us more subtle warnings that signal a change in the weather: a … Continue reading

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BEFORE THE RAIN

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COUNTRY LIVING – HOME OF THE FREE BUT NOT SO BRAVE

Like many of you, I spent Memorial Day weekend outside. In western Pennsylvania, we were blessed with three days of gorgeous weather, after a winter that refused to let go for months. My husband and I are the owners of … Continue reading

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