Guns, pandemic, insurrection. This is our world. I started reading Flynn Berry’s new novel yesterday, set in Northern Ireland in the time after The Troubles…and then, I heard the news that a Black motorist was shot and killed in suburban Minneapolis. These are our Troubles. They are not new. They are not unique. The DerekContinue reading “Another (death) Murder in Minnesota”
As many of you know, my sister Ginny struggles with dementia. Just before lockdown, one year ago, she moved to a memory care home blocks from the house she shares with her husband. I last saw Ginny in November 2019. My dear brother-in-law is a terrific support and sends photos of his visits. I wantedContinue reading “Valentine 💝”
Dear WordPress furriends, we wanted you to know that our beloved Tabby cat, Dylan, died suddenly yesterday. It was discovered that a sudden onset of lethargy and change in his breathing was the result of cardiomyopathy. We will share more about this at another time. His brother, Bagheera, is searching for him and we areContinue reading “Dylan the Tabby”
Ugh. An October snow has officially ended Fall. (Before the final garden chores could be accomplished!) The bright spot was a quick visit from Cousin Bob’s daughter, Lisa, en route to Portland, OR. We were able to score a night at the historic, floating B&B, The Covington Inn in downtown St. Paul, MN- still prettyContinue reading “Fall-OUT!”
We decided it was time to take a break from all the insanity and Afton State Park Minnesota was a perfect respite. Fall is definitely in the air! The park is gorgeous with plenty of places to hike and birdwatch- also spend a night or two in a cabin, tent or yurt. If apple dessertsContinue reading “Getaway!”
An old friend rediscovered after a little over 50 years! https://christinejacox.com/2019/02/14/scanning-the-past-no-2-remembering-headington/
Flower close ups! Is this the garden’s last hurrah?
It looks like August will usher in some new blooms in the wildflower garden while the potted flowers continue to look amazing!
The Beirut Explosions: It Sounded Like the World Was Breaking Open https://nyti.ms/33rYK17