The Ups and Downs of Life

  Rain clouds help flowers grow. Why should life experiences be any different?   Learning through Grief I began this post before the untimely loss of my best friend --- Bess my beloved 14 1/3 year old border collie.  Acceptance soothes my broken heart when acknowledging this will happen to each and everyone of us …

Wondrous Willows

Spring trees on the verge of blossoming remind me of near nubile youth tenderly budding, filling out, to become lacy, graceful young ladies. --- a reminiscence of long ago... Willow's urban definition: the nicest, most beautiful girl you will ever meet...sticks with her friends to the very end...is open to new ideas...is very smart....all wrapped …

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 …