Category Kids

The Band Concert

Sage recently had his first band concert ever. His pride was palpable, and his “posing for the grandparents after the concert” performance was masterful. As for the quality of the music, well… Some children were clearly more dedicated to their art than others, and the net result was that my sister–an accomplished musician herself–had my […]

The Dog Walkers

The temperature is falling and snowflakes are drifting: It’s the perfect time to reflect on a period when autumn was still holding winter at bay. One of my dear friends came to visit with her two little daughters so they could immerse themselves, however briefly, in rural living. The girls, who did NOT consider themselves […]

The Impromptu Concert

All the world’s a stage if one has a trombone and a pick up truck. That’s what Sage recently demonstrated when he gave an impromptu open air performance. Great art just can’t be contained within walls.

Fifth Grade

Sage embarked on his career as a fifth grader last week. I’d been hoping for another cute and cuddly year before he hits the dreaded Middle School, but he’s clearly preparing himself to be a teenager–at least judging by his “First Day of Fifth Grade” picture. On the bright side, if the school ever offers […]

Dancing after the storm

A series of vicious storms recently ripped through our state; the last tally I heard was 16 confirmed tornadoes. Fortunately for us, we didn’t get the worst of it, and we were rewarded by one of the most magnificent double rainbows we’d ever seen. In fact, it inspired Sage to dance. Sometimes even the worst […]

A Butterfly Kind of Day

I happened to glance out the window and noticed that a piece of garden art had come to life–well, part of it, anyway. The art in question was one of Grandma’s beloved garden statues–a little girl and boy sitting side by side, one of my favorites because it reminds me of Sage and his friend […]

Country Bonding

A few days ago, I left my garden and was approaching the house when suddenly, I was transfixed by the sweetness of the scene before me: Sage was embracing his father, who was lying in the hammock. Sage’s head was lying upon Paul’s, and the timeless tenderness of this scene almost moved me to tears. Then […]