Let’s Reflect On Our Reflection

Photo and Commentary (c)2019 by Darren Milam Wednesday, January 16, 2019 In virtually every encounter we have with another human, we give them a sort of idea of our current mood. It may be in the tone of our voice, the way we smile (or don’t) and it may be the sparkle...

Dying Inside

Photo and Commentary (c)2019 by Robert Howson Tuesday, January 15, 2019 The truth was evident long before the men with their chainsaws set about to put the yard into shape. Fewer leaves where leaves should be was probably the first indicator.  We hoped it could be...

As a Deer Thirsts

Photo and Commentary ©2019 by Cheryl Boardman Monday, January 14, 2019 This photo is of a blacktail deer up at Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park. It’s eating glacier lilies which come out pretty much as the snow is melting. The meadows can be wet up there...

Singing Through the Pain

Photo and Commentary ©2019 by Maylan Schurch Sunday, January 13, 2019 (If you’re missing Bev Riter’s usual Sunday blog, be patient. She’s devoting her time to caring for husband Ron. But soon you should see some past photos of hers, from years...

Lifelines

Photo and Commentary ©2019 by Maylan Schurch Sabbath, January 12, 2019 Thursday morning of this week Shelley and I took a brief walk before she had to leave for work. Against the sky we saw the silhouette of three large trees, plus some smaller ones on either side. I...

Written in Tongues

Photo and Commentary ©2019 by Maylan Schurch Friday, January 11, 2019 A couple of days back I got a surprise in the mail—a huge white envelope from Lithuania. It contained a large 8-page newspaper called Vilties Saltinis (which Google Translate tells me means “Source...