Category Archives: Melancholy Monday

Melancholy Monday: Pets past and present

There are two parts to this post.  The first (and melancholy) part is here because we are fondly remembering our Fern, who left us five years ago last week, and we’re missing her. The second (and happy) part is here … Continue reading

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Melancholy Monday: Posey for a pooch

This post combines a celebration, a cautious regret, and a sadness.  First, our dayflowers (Commelina communis) have just started to appear.  I always look forward to them and never seem to tire of being able to study their intricate beauty … Continue reading

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Melancholy Monday: Ten years past

On this date, exactly ten years ago, I had just arrived in Brussels and was stretching my legs to work off the cramped conditions in the seat I’d had in the economy section of the plane (what we’d come to … Continue reading

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Melancholy Monday: Sunset silhouette

It’s Melancholy Monday again. It’s appropriate because I’m just a bit lonely. I returned from a month in New Zealand four weeks ago and have been here alone since then (except for my amazingly wonderful blackitty, Leo the Magnificent). CD … Continue reading

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Warm Winter Wishes (2)

Continued cold and windy here, and clear—which makes it even colder. Thinking back to more warmer times, this one came to mind. I came across this shed in Australia, near Armidale, New South Wales, in September 2007. It seemed to … Continue reading

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Faerie forest, Part One

On our way back to Auckland from our weekend in Leigh (highlighted in my last post), we made a stop for one more surprise. I’d come close to it a number of times during my years of international travel, but … Continue reading

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Melancholy Monday: Gamla and the S. of G.

The meteorologists say that the days are getting longer and, being a scientific person, I believe them, but a part of me looks out the window and takes note of the dropping temperatures, the gray skies, the freezing sleet, and … Continue reading

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Melancholy Monday: Feathery fountain

One of the best parts about being back at home again is that the autumn changes are in considerably earlier stages than was the case in northern Minnesota. One of the plants in our garden that I greatly enjoy following … Continue reading

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Melancholy Monday: First day of autumn

Autumn officially starts at 10:29 tonight. Although I am always a bit sad to see another summer slip away, I am very much looking forward to seeing what this new fall season will have in store for us this year. … Continue reading

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Melancholy Monday: Soldiering into September

I am finding it really hard to grasp that September has arrived. We’ve had a couple of weeks of pretty intense heat, which certainly give the impression that summer is not ready to relinquish its hold yet. Add to that … Continue reading

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