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Karen Lakis

birds, beasts, and childhood memories

Winter at Away – bird feeders return to our deck as our not-so-friendly neighborhood bear heads up the mountain for a long nap. My favorite time – Saturday mornings; with a warm mug of coffee cupped in my hands, I watch as a birdie party takes place on…

Learning to Pause

Winter is a busy time at Away – weekend guests and outdoor activities. And while my wrist continues to heal, I forgo the skiing and snowshoeing, choosing to putter indoors. I don’t mind this quiet time to myself – and yet, I am ready for winter to end…

black ice

As many of my friends on Instagram already know, my wrist had an early morning date with black ice – yeah, it didn’t go well. And so, cue the whining about the end of my ski season, yada yada – not to mention reparative surgery which felt something…

letting photos find me, book notes, and growing pains

Fair warning – randomness below – My exercise last week was to let photos come to me and not worry about whether they are good or not (although I may have made up that last part). Huh – isn’t that what I’ve always done in the…