Category Archives: Seasons

A Fall Walk- 2019

I’ll just come right out and say it.  Fall was a little blah in Middle Tennessee this year.  I’ve lived here 59 years and I can’t remember such a colorless autumn, especially right in our own neighborhood.  Our maple trees … Continue reading

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The New Egg Sac

This fall, I have enjoyed watching our resident garden spider (I call her Autumn), who decided to make her web right outside our kitchen window.  About a month ago, Autumn, who was nice and plump, made an egg sac.  You … Continue reading

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Spider in the Window

Several weeks ago, we awoke to a rather large black and yellow garden spider and her rather ornate web stretched outside across our kitchen window.  The web was anchored to the window and to the adjacent screen of our screened … Continue reading

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After the Rains

I took a stroll in the backyard just before dusk the other night after some late afternoon rain showers.  The frogs were creating their symphony chorus (and quite loudly I might add!) and the first few lightning bugs were starting … Continue reading

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Summer Reading- 2019

What makes for good summer reading?  Perhaps a little more romance?  Books about summer?  The beach?  I guess it’s different for everybody.  Normally, I prefer reading nonfiction.  But in the summer, I like to throw in a little fiction.  This … Continue reading

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Opening My Eyes

Today, I was thinking  about a beautiful spring day thirteen years ago when I was driving my mother home from an appointment with her oncologist.  At the time, she was battling three different types of cancer and she was at … Continue reading

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A Halloween Let-Down and an Autumn Stroll

Despite this being my favorite season and time of the year, I’ll admit I’m struggling to get into an “autumn mood.”  As of Halloween, we still had no color in our leaves here.  Not to mention it was 77 degrees … Continue reading

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Why You’re More Likely To Hit a Deer This Time of Year

I drove to my sister’s and brother-in-law’s house at dusk tonight to take them dinner.  As I was leaving my neighborhood, five deer crossed in front of my car.  They often cross in this area of the road, so I’ve … Continue reading

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Scary Haunted Houses? No Thanks.

My first experience with a haunted house was when I was 13 years old and in the 8th grade.  It was October and I was spending the night with a girlfriend and she asked her father to take us to … Continue reading

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Is That Really You October?

I was sitting at my desk this gray, drizzly morning, sipping coffee in what is now (after yesterday) my favorite coffee mug (at least for now anyway), when I looked hard at the calendar in amazement as I realized that … Continue reading

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