We all walk ancientrails. Welcome to the journey.

Road Trip Grandma

Spring                                                                     Planting Moon MNDOT says the roads between here and Iowa are in good condition.  Much better than this morning.  Gertie […]

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I Knew Her Right Away

Spring                                                                              Bloodroot Moon Home again, home again.  The dogs greeted me with unusual joy and vigor.  Vega […]

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Workin’

Beltane                                                                       Beltane Moon Flagged off my Latin tutor for this Friday.  Bees, garden, retreat, finishing Missing combined to soak up […]

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I Love Dogs. But…

Beltane                                                           Beltane Moon I love dogs.  Anyone who knows me or who reads this blog knows that.  I love Gertie.  You may not know Gertie, but […]

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Gertie

Imbolc                                   Woodpecker Moon

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Draco

Fall                                                 Waxing Autumn Moon I might have been a little hard on Kevan.  Or, maybe not.  Bankers, can’t live with’em, can’t live without’em. These last few nights the sky has been glorious.  Draco has his head pointed down at the northern horizon, his tail flicking up high toward the east and toward the celestial pole.  […]

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Untamed and Primal

Fall                                                Waxing Autumn Moon Warning:  weak stomachs should not read further. Kate yelled, but I didn’t hear.  Rigel, let inside after breakfast and a morning’s romp in the woods, came in, lay down on our small oriental rug, and, as dogs sometimes do, threw up.  Gross, I know, but after a while with dogs, many […]

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Pictures of September

Lughnasa                                                  Waning Harvest Moon  

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Plans and Further Foolishness

Lughnasa                                                                Waxing Harvest Moon We moved Gertie (the German wire hair, formerly of Denver) and Kona (our oldest dog now, a whippet) downstairs.  Gertie had slept in our bedroom but consistently got Kate up between 6 am and 6:30 am. Their crates downstairs, right under the heating ducts, carry sound well, however, and Kate said […]

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Queen of Relaxation

Mid-Summer                                                            Waxing Honey Flow Moon Our new pack Kona, Vega, Rigel + Gertie has begun to calm down.  There are fewer tense circling moments, fewer snaps and growls.  Life with dogs has its rhythms, just like life with humans.  Vega, our biggest girl, lays on the window seat, tail thumping, watchful, inviting me to come […]

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