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 …

Seasons Fading Like Leaves

It's an off season but natural in its own right. There's no familiar summer, winter, spring or fall anymore except for dates on a calendar. Can we explain it away, simply say the weather is as diverse as people, places, life --- that to live, to be alive, is to change? Reduce. Recycle. Reuse they …

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 …

Fighting for Her Life

Just take a look around and you may agree --- this summer has been the exclamation point on climate change.  I fear the daily torrential rains, flooding, high humidity and disease carrying bugs are replacing the usual summers I've loved in the past.  Spring has been moving out the last few years.  Summer is packing …

Seeing and Touching Reality

There's no denying Mother Nature is off balance and the world seems like it's upside down.  If you want to get a better handle on this and understand the darker sides of climate change, make the effort to see "The Truth has Changed."   It validates the reality of the global weather changes you are seeing …

We Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet

Fist of water fighting a fist of fire

To retain my sanity and keep stress levels down, I take "news" (aka usually anxiety-producing biased content) in tidbits (not tweets) --- morsels that are still so disturbing I cannot linger long.  Excessive hurricanes, fires, flooding; power cuts and flight cancellations due to excessive heat; people rushed to emergency rooms for heat exhaustion and dying …

Contemplating Compost

Death is not so permanent as one might think.  When contemplating compost, you more fully understand the cycle of life.  Fruits and vegetables provide nutrition to us.  Flowers offer beauty.  When their peelings, parings, stems and leaves are tossed into the bin to decompose, in time they become nutrition for the soil.   Black gold I …

Nature Teacher: Apologies

Tree boughs lie pummeled to the ground, shrubs remain paralyzed with ice like lingering stinging words from tormenting razor-sharp winds and a staccato of angry snow piercing the air. Apologetic vivid blue skies and dazzling sunshine appear the next day as the bouquet offered after an argument yet tangled branches of bewilderment remain. Time sometimes …