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




Tuesday, December 18, 2012



Floppy-Ear and I wish you peaceful moments during the holiday season and goodness to come in 2013.