Love, Laughter, and Life

Adventures With a Book Lover


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Haiku Moment: land, hop, walk

land, pause, freeze, and look

what’s a bird to do? can’t move

winter’s sticky tape

hop, hop, hop-three jumps

and you are there, discover

snowy hidden treats

different bird tracks;

walk, waltz, snoop: toes in, toes out

winter hides the food


land, hop, walk

by Angie Quantrell

photos by Angie Quantrell

Winter in the Yakima Valley


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From the Cat: Happy New Year!

Monet wanted me to send out her greetings and wishes for a wonderful and joyful new year!

From her humans (aka slaves), we also hope you have a beautiful 2023!


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Haiku Moment: drafty

color splash welcomes

beacon against monotone

shelter-but drafty

drafty by Angie Quantrell

winter in the Yakima Valley, WA

photo by Angie Quantrell


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Sunday Moment: Advent 3 – The Love

Love came down at Christmas,
love all lovely, Love divine;
Love was born at Christmas;
star and angels gave the sign.

Written by Christina Georgina Rossetti (1885)

Image by Joe Goble; Flickr.com

See more of Joe’s work here.


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Sunday Moment: Advent 2 – The Proclamation of Great Joy

Can you feel the joy and excitement when you read this section? I can just imagine the magnificence of the scene! And the heavenly choir! These verses are some of my favorites.

Image by Nancy Violeta Velez; Flickr.com

See more of Nancy’s work here.


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Haiku Moment: breathe

dark broken by light

snow day, but no sleeping in

time to wander, breathe

breathe by Angie Quantrell

Yakima Valley


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Sunday Moment: Advent 1 – The Promise

Today begins the season of advent, looking back in time to look forward to the first coming of the Messiah. As I reflect on these prophetic words in Isaiah, I am filled with great hope. Living in these modern days, I am blessed to know that the promise of the first coming of Christ has been fulfilled. Peace and joy to us!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

I am thankful for you!

Sending warm thoughts of delicious food, blessed fellowship, and grateful thoughts.

Peace and grace.


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Haiku Moment: poofs

leading trail of poofs

struggle to escape mealtime

final resting place

poofs by Angie Quantrell

life (and death) in the pasture, Yakima Valley