Open House

What the hell, I’m going to try it again. I’m throwing the gates open for guest posts. Why? Honestly, my head’s not in the blogging space right now and I could use some help maintaining the heartbeat of my blog until I’m back at the keyboard. Guidelines? Be afraid, be very afraid. Essays ONLY. No …
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The Names of Things

I should know the names of the trees by now, but I do not. I can’t tell the hemlock from the spruce and the only deciduous trees I can truly recognize are the big leaf maples, because they are easy. Oh, the lodge pole pine, I know the lodge pole pine because of the smell …
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Birds and Fog

I remembered to grab my camera because I thought that the fog would make for great photos. And it did, but also, because it’s so gray, the birds act like it’s still early morning. I stopped my bike, but the crunch of my wheels on the gravel made the great blue heron — perched on …
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