Winter & Me

Some of you may never experience a first snow of the season where you live. Where snow is a part of life it comes at different times for different regions. Ours came last week. As I gazed out at the falling snow I felt the sense of letting go and settling into the moment that…

Stumps Fascinate Me

Stumps are a window into the life history of the tree that left them behind.

Real or Not Real: A Catly Transformation

A cat changed color and size. A sleek little cat (all black), went behind a trash can out by my garage and came out the other side bigger, and mostly white with grey tabby spots (I had been calling her “Lacey.”). I was gazing out the back door, without any particular focus, when the little…

Real or Not Real: Lovage

I don’t know whether the temperature actually lowered or my ability to handle the heat improved.

Herbal First Aid for Stings

It’s probably growing in your yard already and you’ve been striving to rid the lawn of it. You might be glad it’s there if you get stung!

My Brave New World

Up until now, my creative efforts have been tucked in at the edges of life …