• Happy Caturday

    close-up of green eyed striped cat

  • “Where’s my coffee?”

    house finch staring into a bird feeder camera

  • On Getting Over It annahavron.com

    drawing of three black circles, the same size, first circle has arrows aiming it, second circle, has a little bit of green around it, third circle is surrounded by a field of green with vines beginning to grow from it


  • So strange. I have been thinking of my father so much today, who died a few months ago. And I have been thinking of my children when they were very small, laughing and yelling and galloping around the yard, completely different from the adults they are now. And where is the intense young woman I was? Where do we go?

  • Don’t you hate it when there’s a line?

    cardinal in flight in front of occupied birdfeeder

  • Got the Bird Buddy feeder set up!

    very close view of male northern cardinal biting into a seed

    It’s quite popular with the neighbors.

    side view of female house finch

  • My beloved father died a little over a week ago. For his first patent, we all got a tee shirt.

    old tee shirt with custom decal with first lines of algorithm

  • Autumn

    sugar maple tree with orange, yellow, and red leaves

  • I must face facts! There is no Closet Organizing Fairy. The giant mess I’ve made by pulling everything out of my closet, is still there. Must… Put Down… Internet-Connected Device… …in 3, 2,

  • This Happens Every Year

    Squirrel cache hickory nut hiding place #1: the flower box on the left

    flower box on a porch with a pile of dirt on the ground

    Squirrel cache hickory nut hiding place #2: the window sill on the porch

    hickory nut placed in full view, on a porch window sill

  • Define “Spiritual” annahavron.com

    candle flame in votive candle holder with bubbled glass and multiple reflections

    Notoriously hard to define, but I’m trying.

  • museum sign reading, 'please don't touch the glass, it startles the artifacts'

  • “Here’s the deal. The human soul doesn’t want to be advised or fixed or saved. It simply wants to be witnessed — to be seen, heard and companioned exactly as it is.” - Parker Palmer “The Gift of Presence, The Perils of Advice”

  • In the Moment annahavron.com

    purple martins on top of gourd rack, singing


  • Problem 1: screen blocker

    cat sitting on top of laptop, blocking monitor

    Problem 2: randomized keyboard reprogrammer

    cat standing over split keyboard

    Solution: give him his own cubicle

    cat resting in basket, next to laptop and keyboard

  • graffiti painted on old brick wall, quote, i think of you often, unquote

  • Warning Lights annahavron.com

    cartoon drawing of a brain with a glowing 'check engine' light inside

    How do I know when I’m losing my mind? Easy. I wrote it down.

  • Indoors today because of air quality from wildfire smoke. In the early 1970s, we lived near Los Angeles. I remember the skies being yellow due to the smog. I also remember, indoors, my grandmother, mother, and father smoking cigarettes. Lots of cigarettes. And lots of smog.

  • striped cat curled in a circle, in his circular bed

  • Okay, y’all; we really mean it.

    Commercial restaurant sign that says, 'Please wait to be seated,' with printed sign tape underneath that says, 'Please read this sign'

    (Taphouse in Virginia, for Father’s Day burgers.)

  • Purple Martin sanctuary, Virginia. Purple martins are swallows that are found only in the Americas. They depend on human-made houses to survive. Native Americans hung up gourds for them before Europeans arrived.

    three purple martins perching and flying around human-made purple martin house gourds

    purple martins flying past gourds

    dozens of purple martin gourds hung on racks from poles at a purple martin sanctuary

  • Holding the Space annahavron.com

    drawing of a small shining five-pointed star with a lot of white space around it

    On making room for the slow, messy, unpredictable process of living out your values.

  • What is fun about going to an overnight conference: I get to use my travel-friendly enamel Moomin mug! It also reminds me of my daughter, who got it for me when she was living in Finland.

    coffee mug next to Aeropress travel coffee maker

  • Weird. No matter how much I procrastinate, the task I’m putting off is still there. I thought I could outwait it, but no.

  • Where Have I Been

    inspired by alexink , Manton, Andreas, Maique

    Sadly, only 3 countries:

    • Canada
    • Germany
    • Greece

    Not counting airport stops. For it to count, I have to have set foot in the country, outside of one of its airports.

    My hope is someday to be able to travel much more outside the U.S.

    42 U.S. States

    • Alabama
    • Alaska
    • Arizona
    • Arkansas
    • California
    • Colorado
    • Connecticut
    • Delaware
    • Florida
    • Georgia
    • Hawaii
    • Idaho
    • Kansas
    • Louisiana
    • Maine
    • Maryland
    • Massachusetts
    • Michigan
    • Mississippi
    • Missouri
    • Montana
    • Nebraska
    • Nevada
    • New Hampshire
    • New Jersey
    • New Mexico
    • New York
    • North Carolina
    • Ohio
    • Oklahoma
    • Oregon
    • Pennsylvania
    • Rhode Island
    • South Carolina
    • Tennessee
    • Texas
    • Utah
    • Vermont
    • Virginia
    • Washington
    • West Virginia
    • Wyoming

    1 U.S. District

    • of Columbia

    I would love to see the sandhill crane migration in Nebraska someday. I saw them in Alaska quite a bit.

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