Good morning! Welcome to "Morning Musings".

Musings: to meditate, think, contemplate, deliberate, ponder, reflect, ruminate, reverie, daydream, introspection, dream, preoccupation, brood, cogitate.

Friday, May 17, 2019


Spring is an exciting time of year!  What I love about it is the anticipation of what is to come.  Just like waiting to unwrap the presents under the Christmas tree when I was a child, the anticipation of flowers unfurling from their tightly wrapped buds is half the fun.  Come see what's in my garden and what awaits.

Welcome to my garden!

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Nature's Balm

I recently read an article about how nature brings out the best in introverts.  Being one myself I can attest to this.

Friday, April 5, 2019

Village Life

I've been lost of late in the world of Thrush Green.  Is anyone else familiar with Miss Read's books?

Friday, March 22, 2019


The first sign of Spring in my garden showed itself today!  Look carefully or you'll miss it. . . . 

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Still Life Color

The month of March is the in-between month when the snow that covered the monotonous brown of Winter has gone and the green of Spring has only appeared in the stems and leaves of the soon-to-be blossoming daffodils.  I don't know about you, but I'm usually starved for color by this time of the year.  In the meantime, enjoy this feast of color from my Photo Library. . . .

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Living Romantically

"When it comes to living romantically, one shouldn't follow a road map either -- it's something you should discover through contemplation and intuition."  
-Winston Churchill
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Thursday, February 7, 2019


"I felt in need of a great pilgrimage so I sat still for three days.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Making Connections

Dear Reader,

Did you know that Agatha Christie wrote novels in addition to her well-known mysteries? I didn't until last week!  She used the pseudonym Mary Westmacott in case you want to search your library for them.  The story I am reading at the moment is  "Absent in the Spring" published in 1944. . . .

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Letters From Me

I've just finished reading Lilian Jackson Braun's The Cat Who series--all 29 books!  Have you read them?  They are "cozy mysteries" in which a Siamese Cat named Koko helps solves murders.  After a few books James Qwilleran, Koko's owner, settles in the fictional town of Pickax City, population 3,000, "400 miles north of everywhere."  It is widely believed Braun's setting was somewhere in Michigan where she lived for a number of years.  One of the reasons I loved the series so much is that Qwill, as he was nicknamed, lived within walking distance of downtown and made his daily rounds visiting eateries, shops, and visits with the storekeepers, etc.  This reminded me of my three years in Valparaiso, Indiana (1964-67) when I was a teenager.  This is a postcard off the Internet of downtown Valpo, as we called the town, in the 1960s. . . .
Lincolnway, Valparaiso, Indiana