Tag Archives: trees

Rainbows and Unicorns (Sort of)

A timely jaunt between torrential April downpours made me think of the phrase “rainbow and unicorns.” I never understood it is a sarcastic phrase to mean cluster of unfortunate events. And then, of course I had to google its linguistic … Continue reading

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Good News

I am pleased to see activities springing up in my corner of the world in this month honoring Earth, so I’m sharing them here. First, a boost for people at the start of human life: Washington State just passed the Pregnant … Continue reading

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Day of Mo(u)rning

  Night terrors shudder you awake before sun. Make your way to the deep half-moonlit woods. Wait for the curtain to be lifted, the switch flipped, Blue-black lightens. All of a sudden, the birds. Follow the trunks of your fellow beings, … Continue reading

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The Trees Will Continue

Trees with their grand sense of time will continue with help of the fungi.  No matter what the results of the US presidential election. This I find enormously comforting. The sun was out and it was my half day off work. … Continue reading

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Measure of Self

(Abutilon, Chinese Lantern, favorite new houseplant) How do we measure the Self?  Can we? Recently I’ve become aware that concepts like “self-esteem” or “self-worth” have little to do with anything that can be measured. Yes, you can take a TEST that may … Continue reading

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My Impossible Dream

Ever since I first briefly visited the North Oregon Coast on a family road trip at age 11, I fell in love.  Living in Oregon during and after college gave me opportunities to explore more.  Tillamook Trail that transects part of … Continue reading

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People Honoring Trees

I’d like to share a beautiful effort by folks on the other side of the world from me who received a grant to “Sit by your favorite tree and write a poem. Know that we are listening gently, ready to … Continue reading

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