Category Archives: Nature

Thin Layers of Life

We know life on Earth cannot exist beyond the thin blue line of atmosphere (unless you are on a Mars expedition or space shuttle). But unless we are a farmer, it is easy to take for granted how important healthy soil is … Continue reading

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Old Visitors

Two long-buried poems from a few years back visit me in this moment to express my current truth. The haiku was from challenge to distill an essence of your entire life into 17 syllables. Reflection How surface tension holds the … Continue reading

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Caper in Woods

Oceanspray having its own party during my latest caper in the woods. Apparently to be a true caper I would have needed to skip or frolic. I did not do so, but I thoroughly enjoyed my time away from the … Continue reading

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Ode to Nature’s Fiber Artist

Spider is 8-legged and its body is like a figure-8. Thus, spider has been linked symbolically with eternity. Spider also makes one of the strongest materials known on earth. I revere spider’s craft.     Respond to every call that … Continue reading

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Bump On a Log

On a walk, something catches my attention like a dash across the corner of my eye. Sometimes I only really “see” once I return home to view a photo. In the moment, I think, “amazing fungus on a log.” But … Continue reading

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Meet Po. Yes named after Kung Fu Panda, Po. Po is now about double in size from this photo, somewhere between the size of a rat and a hamster. He arrived in a pet store in bad shape after being … Continue reading

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The Light of Suffering

There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in. ~ Leonard Cohen A quiet passage happened in my world. My daughter outgrew fairies. I still know they are in the deep woods celebrating while no one is … Continue reading

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