Tao of Spring

I love this time of year --- one foot stepping away from dismal winter, the other turning toward spring's pulsating energy and invigorating growth. Mother Nature turns her pages as weeping cherry blossoms invite sleepy trees to leaf out.  Rosettes emerge beneath woody stalks from last year's Autumn Joy...lifeless looking rosebushes begin to swell...rain purges …

Bleeding Hearts for Mom

Bleeding hearts emerging at this time of year remind me of all the compassionate Moms, their generous hearts, inner beauty, and unconditional love.   Somehow these mothers don't readily give up, resilient with an abundance of blind faith and patient hope. Still, I doubt there is a mother whose heart has not been broken at one time …

Nature Teacher: Appreciate what you have right now

Old time clock in a field of lavendar

My Magnificent Magnolia greets me as I sip a morning latte' and bids me goodnight in the moonlight.  Standing gloriously amidst an evening rain or grey sky, her steadfast glow casts a brilliance though my window.  I am awash in awe. We've been together for decades now --- she being here long before I moved …