Thursday, June 30, 2011

Things I'll Miss About This House

Deer sleeping in the yard

The Cecile Brünner climbing rose

The muddy spot, a.k.a. “the spring”

The sound of the wind in the pines

Woodpeckers climbing the telephone pole


The way it always snows more here than downtown

Watching the mail truck try to get up the icy hill

The way the neighbors' terrier looks out their front window, perched on the back of the couch

My other neighbors' three Labs, who bark only when it's important

The pin-drop quiet in the middle of the night

The bright, warm living room

The way the back yard always smells like the woods

The big, deep linen closet


  1. Oh, yah, so many things. You reminded me a moving song I wrote years ago and completely forgot about that had a line about a spot on a wall shaped like Guatemala: "And I never even asked it how it was there..."

    Ai yai yai. Happy transformation just the same.

  2. LT, I want to hear that Guatemala song someday. You're sure it wasn't West Virginia? 'Cause, you know, they're not dissimilar. Shapewise.