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Gifts. All day long.

Lughnasa                                                                Waning Summer Moon What gifts did I get yesterday? The first question before I go to sleep. Woke up, emerged from unconsciousness to consciousness. Breathed the whole night long. Kate was next to me, sleeping, my partner. Kepler was, as always, happy to see me wake up. He rolls over so I can scratch […]

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Food and Animals

Lughnasa                                                                   Waning Summer Moon Yesterday was a big day. Kate did an “…awesome job on the food.” I heard this from the Bailey Patchworkers lead, a woman with a great and commanding presence. (the IW breed standard). To do this she got there around 8 am and didn’t leave until 3 pm. She was still […]

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Fear and Honor

Lughnasa                                                                 Monsoon Moon Yesterday and today are about reentering mountain world. Tired yesterday, probably today, too, from the journey. The electric panel needed a gentle push to return power to the eastern wall of Kate’s sewing room. E-mails needed to be sent back to the auld home, thank yous and follow ups. Pushed Superior Wolf […]

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Building a Self

Lughnasa                                                                           Monsoon Moon Morning, Black Mountain out the loft window, cool air, dry. Home. Made supper last night. Pork cutlets, tomato, onion, cucumber salad, hash browns from left over tater tots. Put the dogs to bed. Fed and pilled the dogs a half hour ago. Took out the trash and retrieved the Denver Post from […]

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A Great Pagan Morning

Summer                                                                  Monsoon Moon Rigel barking. Gertie and Kep run to the back fence to back her up. There, in the utility easement, just outside our 5 foot fence, a ten or twelve point elk buck, regal and calm. Rigel barking. He walks, slowly, along the fence line, gets to the end of our property, then […]

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Oh, say can you see…

Summer                                                                    Monsoon Moon

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A Mountain Summer

Summer                                                                         Monsoon Moon Coming back up 285 from visiting Dr. Gidday yesterday there was one of those temporary l.e.d. signs with orange cones around it. It read: High Bear Activity. Secure trash and lock cars. It was just after the big overhead l.e.d. sign saying fire ban in Jefferson County. Its usual message is: Watch […]

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Different sort of cougars up here from the ‘burbs

Summer                                                            New (Super) Moon Guy near us posted this photo from last night. Reminder. Wild, wild life here.

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A Lunar Month of Significance

Summer                                                                     Woolly Mammoth Moon As the Woolly Mammoth Moon phases away toward a new moon, its month, the same lunar month we always have, yet also a different lunar month from any we’ve ever had, all spiraling through space as we follow the sun while orbiting it, I just wanna say thanks for what happened […]

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Mountain Living

Summer                                                               Woolly Mammoth Moon Not necessary in Minnesota:  keep the garbage in the garage to prevent bears from digging through it. point the back of the trash can into the wind on those days when it reaches 60 mph plus. don’t let your dogs stay outside at night unless you want to risk a mountain […]

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