Wednesday, December 17, 2014



Wishing You Blessings and Peace as Floppy-ear and I 
Begin Our Sixth Year of Sharing






i thank You God for most this amazing

i thank You God for most this amazing
day: for the leaping greenly spirits of trees

and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything

which is natural which is infinite which is yes


(i who have died am alive again today,

and this is the sun's birthday; this is the birth

day of life and of love and wings: and of the gay

great happening illimitably earth)



how should tasting touching hearing seeing

breathing any—lifted from the no

of all nothing—human merely being

doubt unimaginable You?



(now the ears of my ears awake
 and
now the eyes of my eyes are opened)



"i thank You God for most this amazing" by E.E. Cummings, from 100 Selected Poems. © Grove Press, 1994.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

We Begin our Fifth Spring




Because I had not seen Floppy-ear since mid January, I resigned myself to believing that our brutal winter had claimed her life.  

But she showed up today. 

I grabbed peanuts and called "here girl."  She came, I tossed, she took.


We are now into our fifth year of friendship.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013



"Amazing things appear in our lives, almost out of nowhere — landscapes, seascapes, forgiveness – and they keep happening; so many vistas and so much healing to give thanks for. Even when we don't cooperate, blessings return to our lives, even in the aftermath of tragedy." 


Anne Lamott: Help, Thanks, Wow

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Just when I think I won't see her again ...

Floppy-ear reappears in my backyard.  So happy to see her.



Here's to the dog days of summer and the continuation of goodness ...

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Happy Summer



Floppy-ear continues to visit and collect peanuts.  By the looks of this, she has a litter to tend.

Monday, December 31, 2012

"Lush Province of Joy"




To know health, to feel safe, to feel calm in body and mind ...



— Leo in his red flannel pajamas


A Christmas morning walk around the block with Penguin-pajama-wearing Leo collecting and sharing sticks, acorns, and leaves

Floppy-ear greeting me upon our return trip home


Memories of loved ones created throughout this year and the years before —








... to know peace.




Wishing you goodnesses — "the lush province of joy" as poet Charles Wright notes — as we bid 2012 goodbye and turn now to embrace 2013.








Copyright Liz Kisacky Severn 2012