Dear Ms. Mary Ann,

You write so beautifully! Thank you so much for sharing about the corner of your world.

I can relate on several counts. I live in Colorado, with the mountains always on the western horizon — I love “my” Rocky Mountains. And I had to cancel a trip to Scotland, only postponed, hopefully, for a year and a half. But I am so jealous of your rain! It rained a day ago here. And two weeks ago. That’s pretty much our rainy season. Luckily, we xeriscape our front lawn last year — we shall no longer “waste” water on useless grass.

Thank you for your article. It allowed me to travel without leaving my living room.

Writer and storyteller, immigrant, wife, mom, knitter, collector of jokes, lover of cheap, sweet wine.

Writer and storyteller, immigrant, wife, mom, knitter, collector of jokes, lover of cheap, sweet wine.