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Katerina Exploring June 18, 2018

Filed under: Animal Behavior,Cats,Katerina — Janet @ 8:54 pm

IMG_5737  This is at the front of the house.  Katerina is eyeing the neighbor’s yard.  She will saunter over as if she is quite familiar with the territory.

 

My Deck in the Early Morning Sun

Filed under: Flowers,Photography,Seasons,Shadows — Janet @ 3:52 pm

7 a.m.

 

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Flowers and shadows

 

Feelings Of Alienation? Belonging? etc

Filed under: Books,Memories,Novels — Janet @ 3:38 pm

IMG_5723  Americanah by Chimanda Ngozi Adichie.  A wonderful book and particularly appropriate reading after numerous discussions last weekend at my 60th reunion at Middlebury College in Vermont.

 

Katerina In The Early Morning Sun June 17, 2018

Filed under: Cats,Katerina — Janet @ 3:37 pm

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My Ancestors (2) – Anna Charlotta (Westlin) Peabody – 1865-1944

Filed under: Uncategorized — Janet @ 2:29 pm

"Greatest Generation" Life Lessons

Anna Charlotta (Westlin) Peabody, daughter of Anders Westlin and Anna Brita Kling.

Anders Westlin was born November 20, 1830 at Nas, Delarna, Sweden, . He married Anna Brita Kling, born June 24, 1829 at Rodon, Naskatt, Jemptland, Sweden. Her father, Johan Kling was born in Delarna, Sweden and her mother, Katherina Tjarnstrom was born in Jemptland, Sweden.

Anders and his wife Anna had four sons, none of them living beyond the age of four, before Anna Charlotta was born on May 13, 1865, and Christina was born August 30, 1866, at Ostersund, Sweden.

In 1882, Anders Westlin and his wife sold their property in Ostersund and sailed with their two daughters to New York in the “City of Rome”, arriving at Castle Garden on June 24, 1882. Anna Charlotta would have been just 17 when they landed.

Their destination was North Dakota, and there they established a cattle ranch on…

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My Garden In Mid-June

Filed under: Gardening,Gardens — Janet @ 4:08 am

IMG_5707  photo taken at mid-day

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Beautiful La Conner June 16, 2018

Filed under: Gardens — Janet @ 2:46 am

IMG_2182  Butterfly Garden across from the Quilt Museum    IMG_2174