Wondering and wandering....
- Hyannis, Massachusetts, USA
- August 09
- Sole Proprietor
- Cape Cod Art and Nature
- Nature Columnist for weekly Cape Cod Newspapers. Artist, writer, naturalist and educator putting it all together to make a living.
MY RECENT POSTS
- Finding peace after the
April 17, 2013 11:26AM
- Rare Thoughts
February 05, 2013 04:23PM
- Being good neighbors....
January 30, 2013 09:01AM
- Let there be peace....
January 09, 2013 04:43PM
- A Walk in Gratitude
November 19, 2012 04:27PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Love this so
February 05, 2013 04:28PM
- “Thanks for your comment.
I really love my neighborhood
here I was referring
January 31, 2013 05:55AM
- “I went without a dryer
for over 30 years and now
the one I have. I
November 02, 2012 08:35AM
December 29, 2011 12:44PM
- “I love these--and the
way you have presented them.
naturalist and artist I
December 28, 2011 01:50PM
Mary Richmond's Links
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There seems to be something in human nature that enjoys a rarity. We like thinking we are having a unique experience or seeing a rare sight. Is it because we spend so much time in groups and have so much in common with our fellow humans that something unusual and… Read full post »
Recently I have become more and more aware and amazed at how disrespectful some people are to their neighbors and their neighborhood in general. I am seeing young people tossing bags of fast food trash out car windows, working men tossing Styrofoam coffee cups… Read full post »
After the howling wind quieted and the rain stopped hammering my windows everything seemed eerily quiet. Even when I woke in the middle of the night and looked out my window into the dark the whole world seemed strangely still. In the morning I would learn that while things were quiet… Read full post »
Far as I can see
At that invisible line
Gives me perspective
Between sky and sea
Sand meets foamy waves
White terns flash overhead
Yellow dog swims by
Bikinis crowd the beach… Read full post »
In my opinion these may be some of the most overused and misunderstood words in the English language. Think about it. If we were all just ourselves the world would be a chaotic messy place. Noisy, too. Y’know why? Because if we were really t… Read full post »
She is not the first cat I have cradled in my arms as we prepare for her death together. And she won't be the last. She is, however, one who gives me her total trust these last weeks of her life. She follows… Read full post »
- Goofing off when I should be working
- Procrastinating by reorganizing stuff
- Stalling with housework and errands
- Over dramatizing what has to be done
My friend Ruth was 50 when I was born. We didn’t meet until she was 72 and I was 22 but there was something in both of us that seemed to know a bit of magic when we saw it and we became fast friends right up to… Read full post »
Five years ago at this time I went for my regular mammogram appointment. As I filled out my paper work I had a twinge of unease. I heard my little voice say, “Maybe you should be prepared. This visit may be a little different.” I had had a number… Read full post »
Most of the time I try to live my life in a pretty forthright manner. I have a very strong code of ethics which has evolved throughout my life and is probably a little off center if measured against certain religious and cultural tenets but it works for me.… Read full post »
I rustle around to find my jacket and sneakers. I may throw some binoculars, bug spray and a guide book in a bag with my sketchbook and camera, but mostly I am anxious to just go and I usually forget something. It doesn’t matter.
Depending on… Read full post »
So what’s up with all the attention around addicts and addiction today? Remember when someone had to sneak around to AA meetings and hope no one publicly outed them? No one wanted to admit they had a problem, never mind an addiction. Today it’s like, hey, you an addict?… Read full post »
I saw in the paper this morning that you and Arnold are separating, at least for awhile. I nodded my head and took a sip of coffee when I read this because even though I don’t know either of you I felt like I understood. I thought… Read full post »
I can’t help it. I love spring more each year as I get older. Maybe it’s an age thing because it hasn’t always been true.
When I was young I tossed spring off as much too obvious and easy to love. Give me winter any day, especially the… Read full post »
Mother’s Day is coming up and I don’t think anyone loved Mother’s Day quite as much as my mom. She became a single mom when we were quite young and for her, Mother’s Day was the day we, my sister and I, pulled out all the stops to give… Read full post »
A friend of mine is dying. She went to the doctor a few months ago with a headache and they discovered she had a massive brain tumor. She has gone through all sorts of treatments but yesterday we got word from her daughter that the cancer has spread and this lovely… Read full post »
You know you’ve thought about it. Maybe you’ve even done it. I’ve thought about it but the last time I really cheated on something was probably in junior high school and that nearly scarred me for life so I haven’t done it since. I don’t have the nerves for… Read full post »
My family has a long genetic history of collecting, saving and storing things and it would appear that very few of us escaped the gene. We are not hoarders in the same sense of some of the folks you see on those voyeuristic TV shows that have brought serial… Read full post »
Old Mrs. Richardson had the craggiest, bumpiest, most wrinkly face I had ever seen. Her eyes seemed tiny, surrounded by folds of skin that wrinkled even more when she laughed, and yet they shone so brightly they reminded me of stars. I was about 12 years old and she was in… Read full post »