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Growth

When coming across amazing little structures like these fungi emerging from the crevasse of a large and mature tree I am in awe of their ability to sprout from nothing and thrive on little. Small but tough conifers squeezing a life for themselves from rocks and cliffs are another example of sheer determination. Trying to […]

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Waking

My alarm chimes and buzzes at 4:53am on run days. I hit snooze twice and sometimes three times. On non-run days, I gain an extra hour and get up before 6am. Whether running or not, my mind and body have a hard time limbering up and feeling flexible enough to take on the day. The […]

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Watched from above

Yesterday evening I got that slightly eerie, but not in a creepy scary way, feeling that I was being watched while I drank a beer and worked the barbecue in my backyard. A quick glance upward and there was the crow, staring me right in the face. This morning while running out down a tranquil […]

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Song of springtime

Early morning with the fog lifting, the birds singing their warning or mating songs (or both), the river steaming and churning, the spider’s web dripping, the hills slick with dew, my breathe heaving, my feet pushing, and not a car in ear shot. Music isn’t necessary during springtime running sessions since the world seems to […]

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Morning Drawback

There is one serious flaw to running before the sun comes up…lack of light means I miss out on the colour and decay of autumn here. Reds like pomegranate bruises, yellows and bright greens so electric they seem alive, and oranges bursting with inner flame adorn the trees and fall and crumple and fade. But […]

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Wobbly warbler

When a gorgeous little bird flew full out into our window and stumbled stunned to the deck, I scrambled out to see if the wee warbler survived the collision. We had a moment of quietude, she and I (or maybe it was a he), where we just looked each other over, eyed one another’s eye, […]

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