Constancy is Unnatural…

Tornado touching land from storm clouds above

...and will change. At some point. This summer of exhaustive change whirled like a tornado snatching dear ones from my path. In three months I've experienced rapid and complete loss from news of 14 deaths --- nine of them close to me. Barely catching my breath, we've also just lost the healing space where we've …

Scotland’s Ecclesiastical Blue Skies

Perthshire Mountains Scotland

"It was a beautiful, bright autumn day, with air like cider and a sky so blue you could drown in it." --- Diana Gabaldon, Outlander   Oh so true. I took this photo of the endless blue sky and Perthshire Mountains on my recent visit to Scotland... ...and this one too, of the Star Pyramid, …

Tomato Companions

Well, they may not be very mannerly --- inviting themselves along --- but they can be cheery company. I didn't plant tomatoes this year and had no intentions of doing so --- either before or after my early June trip to Scotland. My gardening enthusiasm this season was lost with Bess, knowing she would no …

Anon

September tugs at August October overshadows September. Leaves falling in August a premature ejaculation of autumn leaves one unfulfilled and looking to September for more. More warmth, more comfort, a lingering embrace to hold on to the moments of bliss. As an adult, I love September and August too. It's just too soon to feel …