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Blog“Just Over the Hilltop”

Hello from the “just over the hilltop” in Norwood where the days have once again been jumbled and fumbled together like an overflowing bowl of ping pong balls. Trying to add something extra to the day or bowl causes spills and sometimes doesn’t seem to accomplish its purpose. And so after having a few days…

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What a beautiful start to my day as a woodpecker sounded his alarm before 6:00 and the sun shone through the east window. I rolled over to see the morning shadows on the barn and continue to listen to his rat-ta-tat-tat before getting up for the glorious day ahead. And a glorious day it is….

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When the days fly at jet speed and the accumulated miles/days run together and begin tripping over themselves; one must stop, straightened up the calendar, and start the regular routine again. The best thing about that flight is the marvelous and memorable memories it gave us. Yes, the last two weeks have been a whirlwind…

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“When the sun in the mornin’ peeps over the hill, and kisses the roses round my window sill, Then my heart fills with gladness when I hear the trill of the birds in the treetops on Mockin’ Bird Hill.” Or right here just over the hilltop in Norwood. It is pure joy to hear the…

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Hello from just over the hilltop where two birds in the evergreen outside our living room picture window made me think of a child’s song of long ago. Did anyone ever tease friends or get teased by singing, “Dick and Sharon sitting in a tree, k-i-s-s-i-n-g”? The other morning was the first time I’d ever…

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The first “hello” from returning geese honked to me the other morning as they headed north. I have seen geese in fields but this was the first ones to say “Hello, we’re coming back.” What a wonderful sound in the early morning hours when the noise of the day’s routine has not yet heightened. I…

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