Pain and Beauty

As the days get longer, our family often spends the hour(s) after supper working, playing, and enjoying the outdoors. The heat of the sun becomes screened by the trees on the mountain to the west, and though it is not dark yet the air is much cooler and pleasanter. I was puttering about in my … Continue reading Pain and Beauty


I can hardly let May pass by without mentioning strawberry shortcake. We've been having a hard time finding strawberries to pick around here--apparently the rains hit at just the wrong time this spring. I feel bad for the strawberry farmers who had a short, wet season last year too. We did find some already-picked strawberries … Continue reading Shortcake