• The Happy Hypocrite

    April 26, 2015 Nine months ago, I stared at the impossible. . . It is recommended you begin building a following using social media prior to being published. WHAT??  Not that. I could never do that. I have no desire to write anything for anybody taller than my armpit. Besides, I’m shy, I argued. How much… Continue Reading

  • Once Every Thousand Years

    April 21, 2015 Imagine standing on a darkened mountaintop and viewing a starlit sky. Now imagine, if the stars came out only once every thousand years, and you were there, on that mountain gazing into that sparkling vastness. . . Imagine smelling a fragrant hyacinth in a bulb-laden spring garden. Now imagine, if hyacinths bloomed… Continue Reading

  • An Unexpected Blessing

    April 18, 2015 Sown by nature, wildflowers amaze me with their dainty appearance, yet obvious strength. How did these fragile looking hepatica push through the heavy layer of fallen leaves? The mystery of life is never so apparent as in spring when Earth transforms her energy into shoots of green at an astonishing rate. As I… Continue Reading

  • Grungy

    April 15, 2015 Have you ever had one of those days? Well, today I had one. . . a splendidly perfect day! So, what makes a day perfect for a farm girl, wannabe children’s author, like me? I awoke to birdsong drifting through my window and a dazzling sunrise shimmering through the pines which highlighted… Continue Reading

  • Sing to the Sunrise

    April 13, 2015 With three notes and a trill, the song sparrow transports me back to the sun-soaked barefoot days of my childhood. How happy I am to share my morning walk with him. His joy, in the tranquil morning, is evident by his song. With loveliness bursting around every bend, I certainly understand his… Continue Reading

  • Wisdom Beyond Years

    April 10, 2015 In my lifetime, I have been blessed by the acquaintance of many children. I fool myself by supposing I am here to teach and guide them, for it is more often they who teach me. Fifteen years ago, at the age of four, a young boy entered my house for the first… Continue Reading

  • Bliss

    April 3, 2015 It’s dusk after a perfect 70-degree day. Peep. Did you hear something? Peep, peep. The long-awaited song of the spring peepers has begun! These thumbnail-size frogs which breed in swamps and wetlands during early spring belt out a deafening song. Actually, it is the male that peeps about once every second to attract… Continue Reading