Give Mother Nature a Gift Today

Hand with a big heart above it

I could not let today go by without honoring Mother Earth. It's sort of like remembering the birthday of a dear friend. A fellow blogger's repost inspires me to continue passing the message along. Perhaps you will too. It's from 350.org which is an international movement working toward ending fossil fuels and building a world …

The Wisdom of Covid-19

The Great Sphinx against a backdrop of stars and rising sun

While watching a map of the coronavirus spreading worldwide, words that kept popping into my head were the Silent Spring. Do you recall that early 1960's science book by Rachel Carson? Six decades later as humanity is self-destructing with mass disinformation and the manifestation of Hollywood's sci-fi biowarfare films, is it surprising to see our …

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 …

Some (not so) Squirrelly Advice for Pleasant Holidays

Mixed Nuts What do you think about when you think about squirrels?  Ravaged bird feeders?  Acrobatic acts?  Rabies?  The park?  Nuts?  Well, yes, nuts.  That also comes to mind when I think about the December holidays. Not just the type of nuts we eat --- like roasted chestnuts, walnuts on that sumptuous apple pie, or …

Get More Social

By now, you know my feelings about the overuse and addictive characteristics of social media, particularly as it hampers one's interest in human to human communication and experiencing the natural environment.  I offer Christina Farr's article in the hopes it will help those of you trying to detox and return to a more serene, content …

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 …