• 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

  • Poof

    Like the swirls of snowflakes out my window, a cloud of flour floated through my kitchen. Oh boy, I thought, here we go. Remember your intention. “What’s next?” asked my 8 year old son. “3/4 tsp. of cinnamon.” “I’ll get it,” he said, measuring a heaping teaspoonful of. . . Cumin. “Can I do the… Continue Reading

  • Whispers

    February 21, 2015 In the midst of winter, there is an absence of contrast which assaults my senses. I miss vibrant splashes of color when all I see are shades of white, brown, and black. I miss the chatter of birdsong in the echoing stillness. I miss the smell of green in the frigid air.… Continue Reading

  • A Trip

    February 6, 2015 Where am I? Mars? Nope. Guess again. Lake Michigan? Nope. How about now? The prairie? Yes!! Waves of white blanketed the prairie after a particularly windy storm. I like February in Michigan. Why? Because it is short, and spring is right around the corner. I read an article in the paper about… Continue Reading

  • Acceptance

    November 15, 2014 After weeks of nothing but muted shades of brown, the prairie is now bursting with beauty!  Since it is opening day of gun season, I am dressed like a gaudy neon orange sign. I thought the bright color would scare all creatures away, but I am surprised how easy it is to… Continue Reading