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ANNA'S CURIO CABINET

A growing collection of writing, nature, animals, science, art, geography, and other fun curiosities.

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A Dash of Color

I paint my bee hives in the winter. It gives me something to do in nasty weather and I feel I'm in the most need for color on these...

Probing the Peripheral

There's something to be said about the mundane. I tend to measure the worth of a writer by how well she can make the mundane seem...

Lots of Lift

Right after Thanksgiving there were a few days that started off very cold around here. During one such morning, I saw, to my surprise, a...

Festive Serpents

My family and I share books. We trade, recommend, gush, argue, critique. There are a handful of books that my mom, dad, and I have read...

Apricity

My husband gifted me a new word a few weeks ago, one I'd never heard of or recall seeing in print and now my laptop is reacting as...

Autumnal Vibes

I used to dislike fall because it meant I was back in school, the greenery was dying, and soon the dark slog through winter would begin....

Those Who Dwell

Those who dwell, as scientists or laymen, among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life. - Rachel...

Go with what you've got

Spring has sprung! The days are getting longer, the weather is getting warmer, and Anna is outside playing and definitely not inside...

Happy (?) Coronaversary

This time last year, things were scary: shut downs and quarantines, the uncertainty of what we were dealing with, what it all meant, and...

Stories in the Major Key

I saw a tweet from author Lauren Groff earlier this week that really stuck with me: Maybe it's the dull winter or the isolation from...

The Ox or the Lion?

We are in the midst of packing for a move. It's exciting and stressful. Of course, a priority when packing is to make sure you don't pack...

A New Chapter

Since there's a whole spectrum of thoughtful to asinine pieces clogging the internet currently about "The Best of 2020" or "The Year in...

Beautiful Words

I read The Book of Eels by Patrik Svensson this past weekend and enjoyed every page. It has the perfect mix of quirky natural history and...

Third Time's a Charm

It's cliche, but maybe therein lies a grain of truth. Welcome to my third personal blog. The first was created several years ago and...

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