What Happened to Autumn?

From this: To this: This is surely the shortest fall I’ve ever had…except for the time I stumbled while going down the cabin stairs and fell back on my rear! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and stay safe on the icy roads! To what do my wondering eyes appear? 3/4 of a carton of leftover potluck…

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Schrödinger’s Cabin: A Reason to Panic?

This week a mean streak of violent storms pounded us in Western Kentucky. Storms happen, the Cabin is built halfway up a ridge so shouldn’t flood, up here in town I didn’t hear any sirens. I even worked late to get stuff done and didn’t leave the factory until after 7 pm. I stay up in town…

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Kids and Cars

“Wait a minute! You’re going too fast!” Kate followed Darlene down a path she had not seen before. She stretched her neck and stubby legs as far as she could. Concentrating on speed, the descent into the ditch surprised her. She slowed on the wet rocks when she saw where they were headed. She’d avoided…

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Love A Tree Day!

The very first time I travelled from faraway San Diego to the remote reaches of a Western Kentucky forest, I fell swoopy-doopy in love. The Realtor I’d visited was in Elizabethtown. I wanted to build a cabin in the woods. Nada, nothing available, all the woods being sectioned up and bulldozed for subdivisions, sadness. The…

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Bear With Me?

This notice showed up in my email: You are subscribed to Fish and Wildlife for Kentucky.gov. This information has recently been updated, and is now available. Keep the Wild in Wildlife 04/27/2018 09:53 AM EDT Warmer temperatures mean bear activity is on the rise in Kentucky. Complaints about bears raiding garbage are on the rise…

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An Easter Thought

To me, a creek symbolizes a powerful force that can be beautiful and life-giving but can also cleanse the landscape in a flood. This water is precious to the life of the woodland flora and fauna, the flowers and the fawns. The rippling sound warms my weary heart. The water can dry up, leaving the…

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Phil Was Wrong, Right?

I have a fervent hope that Puxatawney (sp?) Phil was wrong this year! A spiffily dressed gentleman holding the poor creature high somehow inferred 6 more weeks of winter. But I have peach trees and plums blooming! No hard freezes, please…pretty please? The first harbinger of Spring has been in bloom all week everywhere I look around the…

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