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Saturday January 18th 2020

‘Creation’ Archives

The Longest Day of the Year

The Longest Day of the Year

Today in the U.S. we celebrate the beginning of Summer and the “longest day of the year.” Of course, the day is no longer or shorter than any other day. But today in our town, there will be about 14 and a half hours of sunlight. Where we’re moving, Honduras, I read that the duration of [...]

The Bloom of Winter

The Bloom of Winter

There’s still another reason I moved to the mountains. Snow. I love snow. Obsessing over the next snow forecast is one of my chief hobbies during the winter. But snow in the southern Appalachians isn’t too burdensome. To me anyway. You typically get a few inches at a time, it melts, and [...]

The Last Homely House

The Last Homely House

It seemed to me at the time that I had stumbled upon the Last Homely House. That rainy, misty day, I wandered in my car like Tolkien’s Bilbo on his way to Rivendell. Upward through the North Carolina mountains, around one bend and still another, finally making a slow decent, I found this [...]

My Head Is Bowed

My Head Is Bowed

My head is bowed. Not because I’m praying, but because I don’t want to trip over an unseen rock or protruding root. However, I don’t want to miss the larger view either. I want to look up as much as down. Which, is a good thing. I like this trail. It has natural variation in its straight [...]