From a walk on the Greencroft Goshen campus.From a walk through the Goshen College campus. Sandhill cranes on Perrin lake, Michigan. Spotted from a boat ride at the home of John and Jan Schwartz a week ago. Cogitation 35/212 Saturday 31 August 2019 Three notes of thanks surface this week. One. Celebration with friends We … Continue reading Notes of thanks
Rain and wind swept across Oliver Lake Sunday evening a week ago, seen from Mary and Gerald's cottage. Cogitation 34/211 Saturday 24 August 2019 Last weekend the power of nature delighted me with deep thundering chords and stormy deluge. Within days parched grasses turned green again. One of the green areas on the Greencroft Goshen … Continue reading Power
The cherry tomato plants in a container at our front door are bearing fruit . . . and wonder, occasioning gratitude. Cogitation 33/210 Saturday 17 August 2019 My bedtime reading this week included a couple cookbooks--a respite from history, mystery, biography, travel, and climate. One of the books is a small 78-page volume, Danish Cookery … Continue reading Treasured taste of a Danish . . . cucumber salad
On Tuesday evening we saw this hawk flying low over the Greencroft Goshen campus. Rodents beware. Cogitation 32/210 Saturday 10 August 2019 Last November we sold our home and moved to Greencroft Goshen, a continuing care retirement community. The physical distance from Elkhart to Goshen is short (12 miles); the psychical measure is less precise, … Continue reading Why did we move here?
Cogitation 31/209 Saturday 3 August 2019 Where's Shakespeare when we need him? Right at hand, actually. The Shakespeare who more than 400 years ago gave deep voice to the world's ills, its goodness and its hopes in works of tragedy, history, comedy and love--words that ring true today. William Shakespeare bust in the Shakespearean Gardens … Continue reading Born to do benefits
Cogitation 30/208 Saturday 27 July 2019 This morning we walked in warming weather to breakfast at Goshen Family Restaurant on the outskirts of town--four miles round-trip. What's nice about this destination is that we can walk there on the Winona Railway Trail. The trail runs alongside still-in-use train tracks but stays away from street traffic. … Continue reading Fair fall you
Cogitation 29/207 Saturday 20 July 2019 This week it's been almost too hot to spend much time outside, though the large shade trees in our yard helped keep us cool. The Dean's List headlined the entertainment at Fernwood Friday night. Fernwood Gardens is 45 minutes away in Michigan. It was too hot to do the … Continue reading How hot is it?