• Rainbow Splashes

    Nature’s palette paints the morning. Rainbow colors everywhere. Feathered friends in springtime splendor, Sing a sunrise love affair. Cheerful fellow, rosy blush. Splashy orange in jelly rush. Goldfinch robed in yellow hue, Warbler cloaked in dazzling blue. Hummer green among the blooms. Purple martins, crowded rooms. Who am I amongst this beauty? Who am I amidst this flair?… Continue Reading

  • Serenity

    This morning in the vegetable garden, under a canopy of brilliant blue, surrounded by a chorus of jenny wrens and bluebirds and song sparrows, I planted miracles. As I dropped the tiny, almost imperceptible, seeds into the soil, I was confident they would eventually transform by some mysterious miracle into crunchy lettuce. Many of you think… Continue Reading

  • Blazing Beauty

    Blooming branches, Babbling bluebird, Buttercups. Barnyard banter, Bouncing babies, Basking bullfrog, Bursting buds. Big Ben’s birthday, Brown-laced bunting,  Bitty bunny, Butterfly. And . . . a blossoming blue boy baby. Have a Bbbbbeautiful day! All photos and words property of author.

  • Come Walk with Me

    Down a two-trackin trail through the whispering pines to the crest of a hill where the morning sun shines. There at the top of a sycamore tree a red-breasted robin acknowledges me. His melody floats to the meadow below that shelters the promise of spring’s early show. A babble of bluebirds swoosh by in a… Continue Reading

  • The Pendulum

    Yesterday’s snowdrops lie . . . under a snow drop. Yesterday’s field of elegant beige . . . lies buried beneath a frosted blue haze. Yesterday’s patchwork . . . now shimmers in silver. Yesterday’s stillness . . . is shattered by birdsong. Yesterday’s growth . . . awaits the next thaw. Spring’s early glimmer… Continue Reading

  • Peace in the Garden

    June 24, 2015 When I was a teenager Grandma used to tell me, “Don’t worry about what other people think because other people are busy thinking about themselves.” Now that I am an adult, I confess, sometimes I do worry about what other people think. Knowing my faults and limitations, my mind weaves a web… Continue Reading

  • Potawatomi Wannabe

    May 5, 2015 Reverence for nature. That’s what captivates me most about the lifestyle of the American Indians. This excerpt from Chief Seattle’s letter written to the president in 1852 captures that reverence: Every part of the earth is sacred to my people. Every shining pine needle, every sandy shore, every mist in the dark… Continue Reading

  • 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

  • Spring has Sprung!

    March 16, 2015 Look-at-meeeee!  Ok-a-leeeee! This hearty fellow belted out a beautiful song this morning with apparent lack of concern for me, my puppy, or my tripod. Home at last, he flits about with a lusty song. Red-winged blackbirds are polygamous and can sire up to fifteen nests at a time. His job is to protect his… Continue Reading

  • O Christmas Tree

    1/1/15 I love a real Christmas tree, but I don’t love the disposal. Using a tree, that took years to grow, for a few weeks, and then casually disposing of it has never seemed right to me. Farmer Tom came up with the perfect solution. “Let’s plant it,” he said. “It has no roots. How… Continue Reading