The Time Traveling Hibiscus

With ephemeral traits hallmarking the gate to past and future, have you considered gifting a hibiscus for the New Year? Once it's Gone, it's Gone You know the sayings, "Out with the old and in with the new," or "Here today, gone tomorrow."  True for so many things --- like each year, our youth, good …

Nature’s Circle of Comfort

Seeing these rounded hay bales in expansive green fields began to stir something deep within a few years ago that felt strangely comforting.  I hadn't observed this prior to practicing Qigong where I first felt a gentle, circular energy flowing between my hands.  The movements soon enriched my gardening activities and evolved my thinking about …

Go ahead…feel the thrill

"Those swings are for kids, not grown-ups." "Who says?" "What will people think if they see a mature woman on them?" "Do you really think someone is going to arrest me?" And so the dialogue went between my inner critic and the lure of a childhood thrill when seeing a swing set in a new …

Mother Nature’s Autistic Summer

Summer 2018 Rainy.  Grey.  Humid.  Rainy.  Grey.  Humid.  Flooding.  Scorching heat.  Rainy.  Grey.  Humid.  Flooding.  Scorching heat. Bugs extraordinaire.  Make me run inside for shelter.  AC.  A spurt of sun appears.  Some tomatoes wear tough rain jackets, many others split on the vine while unlucky peppers turn soggy rather than red and basil's aromatic gifts …

Climate Change – The Diabetes of the Globe

The climate use to be rather predictable.  At least until what we've seen recently.  Now, it too has a culture of anything goes.  What is going on?  Like the bad diet, little exercise and unremitting stress that provoke diabetes, haphazard behaviors and practices are radically affecting our globe. I feel October coolness in August, August heat …