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Adirondack Moments

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This is a story for day dreamers...  (Thanks Frank & Kim for the inspiration)
There they were, perfectly positioned along the walkway, welcoming guests into the house.  Each chair casts a bright pop of color on the muted white & gray tones of  "The Scozzari Family" beach cottage. The bold pigments offset the tranquil ocean hues all around. Ken looked intently at the colorful Adirondack chairs, storing the design and color into his subconscious memory.  
“Chris, we are going to get ourselves a few of these chairs to brighten up our backyard.”In all our years together – this was the first time Ken expressed any desire to own a piece of furniture. Just like that, the mission began. For it became Ken’s quest to hunt and gather colorful Adirondack chairs.He searched with the promise of adding a new one every year.
The first sighting came on a country road in Pennsylvania with a sign “Amish Made” proudly printed on the outside of the store.Ken walked right in and selected a br…

A Rushing Wind

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Sitting in the backyard on this beautiful summer morning brings about a strong sense of oneness with nature.  Perfect temperature in the low 80’s keeps me from running for the shelter of the cool house.  Extreme fatigue and acute weakness are  my constant companions & makes the notion of getting any housework done an unattainable goal.  But the beauty of my surroundings can not be denied
My Chocolate Lab is lying close beside me and I understand a dog’s contentment doing nothing but relaxing in the moment. I wait for time to pass, without so much as a concern for agendas, accomplishments or pressing matters.In dog terms – waiting for a yummy treat or playful belly rub.The simple pleasure of watching Shade’s life could really teach “this old dog” some new tricks!
It is hard to ignore the gentle breeze moving the tops of the trees lining our property.The dazzling, vibrant colored leaves seem to be dancing to a rhythm only they can hear.As hard as I may try, the direction of their move…