In Winter, We Rest

Yesterday was the Winter Solstice: the first day of winter and the return of the light. The days grow longer and the nights grow shorter. Like Oliver’s bird, I grow ever more restless. I have an idea–ideas–unfolding from under my wings. Also like the white-eyed bird, I want to go to sleep. … More In Winter, We Rest

Nesting

Well, there goes another month. November is flying out the same way it flew in–quickly. The door is opened to December and time shows no signs of stopping. Which, I’ll happily point out, is a good thing! Although some slowing might be nice. Here in the US we are bracing for another wave of Covid19. … More Nesting

Native Plants for a Healthy (and Beautiful!) Home Garden Ecosystem

Read about the importance and beauty of native plants in my latest Garden Guru column for Seasons Style & Design Magazine. Click here: https://seasonsmagazinenc.com/the-garden-guru-6/ Excerpt:Why include native plants in the home garden?Native plants are an important part of a healthy ecosystem, but can they also be beautiful additions to our landscapes? “Absolutely,” says Steve Windham, landscape … More Native Plants for a Healthy (and Beautiful!) Home Garden Ecosystem

Sunflowers and the Pursuit of Health and Happiness

“Come with me to visit the sunflowers…each of them, though it stands in a crowd of many, like a separate universe, is lonely, the long work of turning their lives into a celebration is not easy.” ~Mary Oliver A quick hello! These photos were taken at North Carolina Museum of Art’s Park (Raleigh) last Sunday. … More Sunflowers and the Pursuit of Health and Happiness

Letting Go

I’ve been letting go lately. This pause-button pandemic has given me space and time to re-envision a different way my life could be. This leave-taking of “normalcy” has been therapeutic for me, but not in the way I would’ve expected it. My introverted self doesn’t really notice a difference in my day-to-day activities. Mostly. I … More Letting Go