Stories from the mountain.

Jan. 1, 2022

Bodhi's sixth birthday

The day after Christmas was Bodhi's sixth birthday. We had a great day celebrating Bodhi's doggy forties! In some ways, it's hard to believe he's been with us for six years and in others, it's hard to remember what life was like before he was a part…

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Did you know that the artwork on the Listen To Sleep episodes is based on a real place here on the mountain? It's a waterfall that's a 10 minute walk from our cabin. I've been photographing it for years and it's one of my favorite spots to swim in …

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Dec. 18, 2021

snow on the ridge

It snowed up here this week. Well, almost. It snowed up on the ridges and gave us the most beautiful views of snow without having to actually deal with any ourselves. We got some much needed rain instead. We have our neighbor's dog Darla staying w…

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Dec. 11, 2021

holiday blues

For the past twenty years, the holidays have been a difficult time of year for me. I know there are many others who feel the same. On December 20th 2001, my youngest brother died in a car crash. The shadow of that has been long and dark. For the pa…

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Dec. 4, 2021

dreams do come true

A couple of my dreams came true this week and I am so grateful to all of you for your help in making that happen. Ten months ago, I wrote about my dreams for 2021. This week, with all of your help, those dreams came true. Thanks to you, Listen To…

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Nov. 27, 2021

sunrise moonset

Bodhi and I took another sunrise walk this week and it was spectacular. We set out in a heavy fog but by the time we came home, there was an incredible view of the moon setting over the ridge. Here's a shot of the moon coming up the night before. …

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Nov. 21, 2021

sunrise & gratitude

This week I flipped my morning routine on Wednesday and took a walk up to the top of the hill before having my morning coffee. It was a foggy, chilly morning and I felt like doing something different. It only took a few minutes for me to realize ho…

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Nov. 14, 2021

don't forget the magic

There's a barn along the road in town that has "Don't forget the magic" painted on the side in five foot tall letters. Ever since my first trip up here, I've tried to remember to take that advice to heart. I grew up believing in all kinds of magic.…

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Ever since the rain started back up a couple of weeks ago, I've been looking forward to the return of the red-bellied newts. They usually start roaming the hillsides soon after the first rain, but this year I hadn't seen a single one. Until today. …

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Oct. 31, 2021

the waterfall

We have a bunch of waterfalls here on the property, but only one that we call 'the waterfall.' It's so grand and powerful when the creek rises. Every year it looks a little different as rock is etched away by the rushing water. This past week we h…

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