Love’s Fortitude

Would you agree there is no love like a mother's love (unless perhaps it's from a pet)? How about the 67% of respondents who think hate is stronger than love --- or would you concur with Jesus, Ghandi, Martin Luther King, Jr., the Dalai Lama, and Mother Teresa? In honor of Mother's Day, this post …

The Emerging Light

Pink Sunset in Water

Easter is derived from the word east --- where the sun rises to begin each day. It is celebrated as transforming death. In ancient Egypt, when someone died they wested, as in the sunset. What comes to mind when you think of Easter? Colorful spring flowers, everlasting life, love? As plants emerge and people venture …

Cardinal Inspiration

The color red symbolizes steadfast faith.  Some Christians believe it represents Christ's blood.  But the cardinal inspiration I'm talking about isn't from the Catholic church --- it's  from those eye-catching red birds that perk up winter's indeterminate grey, like a spark of hope in darkness. When faced with challenges like enduring the winter cold, the …

Poinsettia Miracles

Starring the close of each year and darkest, darkest night, the Poinsettia's striking winter appearance hails worldwide wishes of generosity and good cheer. A Plant of Many Miracles... Love Rooted around miracles and the power of love, Mexican legend paints a heartwarming story around the Poinsettia.  While details vary, it's essentially about a meager child …

Who’s Bringing the Holly Home this Year?

Love the way holly's distinctive green leaves and vibrant red berries adorn your holiday table, especially under candlelight? Then you better wait close to its show off date to bring it indoors. This robust winter beauty begins to shrivel in the heat. And if you are superstitious at all, wait until Christmas. Legend has it that it's …