Nature Teacher: Getting Along with Others

You’ve probably been in a situation where you can’t wait to get away from someone’s toxicity.  Maybe it’s a stranger.  Maybe it’s family.  Maybe it’s your employer who you see day after day after day.  You’re not alone.  Nature deals with this too. Daffodils (aka narcissus or jonquils) are often the showy greeters in springtime, …

Daily Prompt: Coincidence…

via Daily Prompt: Coincidence ...is a word I've replaced with synchronicity mostly after working through Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way book.  Before that, I viewed coincidence in the sense that there are no coincidences, meaning God has a hand in everything.  And I'm not referring to God of any particular religion but God as in …

Transformation of Endings

Source: I Don't Get It In visiting another blog this afternoon, I was moved by the writer's sadness and confusion of impending death and realized each of us is so different in how we think about and interpret life. I came into this world contemplating death and vividly recall such thoughts as early as age …

Savoring Sunday’s Symphony

  Guilt slips in and around the cool morning breeze for taking time to slip into my favorite summer chair and be in Sunday morning. A confident breeze eases the heat on my sun-warmed skin, stroking my cheek with the only classical music absent of customary stuffiness --- Mozart, Bach, Gershwin, Schubert's "Unfinished" symphony no. …

Nature Doesn’t Need a Smartphone

The peonies are blooming now.  This is how I mark my time.  I do not use a "smart" phone but rely on Mother Nature.   The late May calendar shows white and lavendar colored phlox, lilies of the valley, and deep purple, almost black columbine.  Wild geraniums dot the pachysandra, and grandfather rhododendron (15' high) arrived …