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Retired teacher living in East Tennessee, adjusting to life in the land of round door knobs. Photographer for our local animal shelter and foster of many dogs and kitties. Don't ask me how many dogs I have, but my son got me one of those "I'm the crazy dog lady" sweatshirts.

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Saturday, February 13, 2010


What a nice surprise this week to see three, then four lambs among the flock in the corner paddock. How charming to see them frolicking around in the snow, full of new life, a reminder that Spring is just around the corner. The spotted one is such a darling.

The reminder from a lunchtime conversation in the teacher's lounge that lamb is quite tasty and most of us have eaten it at the Greek restaurant we favor took my enthusiasm down a notch. I hope the birth of these young ones wasn't timed for Easter dinner.

I don't eat as much meat as I used to, but I'm not a vegetarian, either. Sometimes I remember to do as the Native Americans and thank the animal for the gift of its life, which makes me feel better, but it is so after the fact, I doubt the message reaches to the animal soul.

We seldom think about the life behind the meal. Perhaps we should.

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Groundhog Day 2010

I dreamed that night that there were flowers growing under the snow, and the next day my Tai Chi instructor said that she could smell Spring in the air; so, even though we were hit with a blizzard on Groundhog Day, the 8th straight day of snowfall here in Germany, I also believe that this was this Winter's last big blow.

Here is one glimpse of the big storm of 2010, as reported by me, and yes, I know I misspelled Groundhog Day in the title. Please overlook the brain fart and enjoy the images.


This video captures one of those true meaning of life moments that are genuinely unpredictable, absolutely free, and without price.

A Concern Regarding Raccoons. from Merlin Mann on Vimeo.