An old Chippewa legend speaks of a little duck called Shingebiss who is strong enough and determined enough to defy the most bitter of winters. While we are not there yet, it is coming, and these little duck heads serve as a reminder to stay strong and do what must be done. And they’re pretty cute, especially accompanied by their wise owl friends. If I had unlimited room (and funds), I would collect vintage salt and pepper shakers.

Cripple Creek, Colorado.

Quote of the day: “Almost all the time, you tell yourself you’re loving somebody when you’re just using them.”  —  Chuck Palahniuk

Daily gratitudes:
MKL
Sweet tea
Commiserating with Kelsea about our hatred of mornings
That I woke up today
Gargoyles
Snatches of poetry