We were able to keep her without pain at the last.
|Cattle under a tree in Central Louisiana.|
Winter in Louisiana can be a source of solace and renewal.
Flights of geese overhead, honking as they travel, the pop and boom of hunter's rifles and shotguns in the near distance punctuate the air.
I am filling bird feeders, planting house plants, hanging family photographs and readying the house with a fir Christmas wreath on the front door. Colorful Christmas lights will play a role in the memorial I am planning for next weekend for my mother here at her home.
|The great state of Louisiana|