Hey, all! This here's my new address for musings, pictures, and general announcements. Closing down Hare & There Studio. Not that knitting and spinning and making stuff will stop. Goodness, no. Just moving all that into hobby status. Or should that be "non-stop-semi-obsessive-creative-endeavors-from-which-I-will-no-longer-require-an-income" status? Six of one, half dozen of the other. (It's taken me … Continue reading A new home. And a new home.
I have a dog. He's a big, red, long-haired Australian Shepherd. Very handsome. Very imposing bark. He's also a great big chicken. It's funny how you never know, when picking out a puppy, just what you're going to get. I've had some amazing dogs. I've also had some annoying, obstinate, excessively barky and neurotic dogs. … Continue reading Dogs. Marriages. Every one’s a heartbreaker.
When I travel, I notice the same phenomenon repeats itself. On the way: excitement, looking around, paying attention, unraveling my thoughts and cares from everyday life. Returning: tired, empty of thought processes, closed in on myself, barely aware of my surroundings. On the trip home, I tend to stare out the window. I don't much … Continue reading Home again.
(Note: Yes, it's true. I'm home and have been for three weeks already. But the blog isn't complete and I JUST CAN'T STAND to leave it so. Continuing onward then...) Flying fromInverness to Birmingham was a cinch. A bit of a wait, a bit of looking around for the Icelandair counter, and I was off … Continue reading A Night at the Top of the World.
As lovely as Scoraig was, I occasionally heard this thought in my head: "Home. I'm ready to go home". It wasn't homesickness. It was a different kind of feeling - not longing, more like awareness. And perhaps it was hastened by the cloudy skies in northern Scotland - which kept me inside a great deal … Continue reading The Journey Home
Wander #3: back toward the mainland. This is actually the path people hike to walk in to Scoraig Nice, eh?
Wander #1: Up onto the spine of the peninsula Wander #2: Out to the end of the peninsula And the last hike, which was most of a full day...