• 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

  • A New Thought from an Old Day

    March 31, 2015 I love a new thought, and yesterday I came across one that really struck me. Written by Prentice Mulford (1834-1891), it reads, There is a sense in the tree which feels your love and responds to it. It does not respond or show its pleasure in our way or in any way… Continue Reading

  • Jet and Julia

    March 23, 2015 I would like to introduce my neighbors, Jet and Julia. They live in the pond at the bottom of the hill. Appropriately named by my seven-year old: Jet after himself (my son’s nickname) and Julia after me! I love seven. On a particularly stressful morning, I awoke to this tranquil scene and… Continue Reading