• 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.

  • May! May! May! May! May!

    peach pink bearded iris in bloom

    flag iris in bloom

    sage, pink peony, bearded iris, Siberian iris in bloom

    fuschia peony in bloom

    purple Siberian iris and deep pink roses in bloom

    heirloom rose in bloom with clematis bud lying on top

  • Professional Wild Birds annahavron.com

    a few strands of grass hang down from the ledge of a porch column

    Maybe they actually do know what they’re doing.

  • How does your community help you live out your values? annahavron.com

    cat with contented expression lying on computer laptop keyboard

    Technology increases our ability to choose communities. How do your values enter in?

  • A little more city bird watching.

    I love, love, love the tile art in the NYC subway stations. This mosaic is part of Departures and Arrivals at Jay Street-Metro Tech station in Brooklyn. See a better photo here.

    mosaic tile art featuring birds, beetles and fish morphing into one another

  • City Hawk annahavron.com

    hawk on a manicured park lawn next to some daffodils

    Not just pigeons in Manhattan.

  • Occupants continuing to occupy the box I didn’t get around to recycling quickly enough, last November. Happy Caturday. 🐈

    one cat lying on top of another cat, in an old box

  • Grateful that the office cats chose to work with me today. Happy Caturday. 🐈

    two cats resting in a cat tree

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