Nature Teacher: Blueberry Perspectives and Beliefs

Blueberry picking is always a spiritual experience for me, but this year even more so. Trying to work around the excessive humidity and temps, I arrived at 9AM opening time. The leaves still glistened from last night's thunder shower or was it heavy dew? Clear, blue skies and low humidity seemed like perfection... Tuning into …

Nature Teacher: Distancing

Sign indicating Rattlesnakes may be found in this area - give them distance and respect"

Respect for distancing is nothing new. Mother Nature's been teaching us all along. Only now are we mandated overall. Touching poison ivy or poison oak will make you sorry. A porcupine or skunk make sure you know if you've come too close. A bite from a brown recluse spider or Lyme tic can turn your …

It Just so Happens…All Roads Lead to Home

Glass ball sitting on a rock in the ocean being splashed while reflecting sky and sea with mountain in the background

The Elements as Allies --- hmm, I wondered what I was getting into this week when serendipitously participating in this formal discussion. Uncertain where this topic would lead, my curiosity surfed the wave of energy surging through my life lately. Opening commentary --- how critical Mother Nature's elements are to our life force. Earth, fire, …

Blankets of Snow

Snow falling on trees

The snow falls heavily all night like a snuggly warm comforter or blankets piled high, thickly covering trees, shrubs, bushes, and grass. Mother Nature says, "Close your eyes. Rest your weariness. Take time to gain your strength for spring. "Hush now. It's time to sleep." No wonder snow is so quiet.

Ms. fortune

Blemished red beefsteak tomato on broken stem with baby green tomato

Have you ever… Looked forward to something that resulted in something vastly different? Expended effort that did not produce fruition? Gotten involved in an activity that became incompatable? Sometimes life just is.   Nothing is as nothing is to both you and me. Fortune and misfortune are neighbors Sai Ong Loses Horse.     Plants …

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