The Gift

She gave him the moon, on a night when crisp frost descended on the fields, and the first autumn fire crackled orange in the farmhouse hearth.  Marlee left Oscar sipping wine on their pinstriped couch. The fire, empty bottle and pizza box kept him company—remnants of their one-year anniversary celebration. When she returned, the kiss … Continue reading The Gift

Operation: Garden. One Year Later

"To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow."Audrey Hepburn From overgrown mess to native garden Time flies. Just over a year ago I blogged about starting work on my garden. So here we are: I'm going to show how it's gone. I have to say, I'm pretty darn proud, too. Warning: lots of pictures … Continue reading Operation: Garden. One Year Later

Pripyat

In the hush of dawn, four soft paws pad across a hidden threshold. One step, two, four. The shadow-dappled body holds still for a moment, testing the air. Listening, ears perk. Dust swirls. Dark, heavy ivy twists into the concrete around her. Fresh grass pokes feathered shoots through cracks. Crepuscular insects whir their membranous wings … Continue reading Pripyat