Great Egret, Ardea alba, Summer 2017 Lake Pine, Apex NC “Through these woods I have walked thousands of times. For many years I felt more at home here than anywhere else, including our own house. Stepping out into the world, into the grass, onto the path, was always a kind of relief. I was not escaping … More The Arena of Delight: Meeting the Great Egret
“Why love what you will lose? There is nothing else to love.” ~Louise Glück I said goodbye to my brother this past weekend. Bill, who wasn’t my brother by birth but by choice and childhood proximity, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last summer. The doctors told him he probably wouldn’t survive past Thanksgiving. He did. … More Love, Family, Joy, and Grief: Saying Goodbye
I recently walked a labyrinth. Actually, I walked many labyrinths–seven to be exact. Each one varied in size, material, texture, and setting. Each one evoked a different emotion in me while I walked round and round, forward, backwards (seemingly!), looping this way and that. The labyrinth is an ancient symbol used in different faiths and … More Come to the Labyrinth
Totality: Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017 “The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quite alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, … More Totality
I was walking on the trail yesterday, when something leaping through the woods startled me. That something was this small fawn! She was prancing joyfully with no care in the world. Her mother was standing nearby watching me watching her baby. Intently watching me. I couldn’t help but wonder if this tiny, beautiful, perfectly-spotted being … More The Fawn: Nature as Cathedral
It’s hot here in North Carolina. July hot. Do you remember that I am not a summer person? I’m doing a fair bit of hibernating, mostly from social media. I’m still getting out on my walks, but I’m keeping busy with some writing projects. Alas, I’m a little behind on my blog … More The Brief, Beautiful Life of a Luna Moth
Enjoy the little things in life because one day you’ll look back and realize they were the big things. ~Kurt Vonnegut Cyclamen blooming in my garden, early July 2017.
A few months ago I had the honor of hearing Krista Tippett speak in person. I wasn’t disappointed as she is every bit as wise and eloquent on stage as she is over the airwaves. I’ve been a fan and faithful listener of her shows Speaking of Faith and On Being for many … More Becoming Wise: An Evening with Krista Tippett
Wordless Wednesday down at the lake… All photographs taken by me at Lake Pine, Apex NC. June 2017. Please enjoy, visit, support, and care for our local, county, state, and national parks.
It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about? ~Henry David Thoreau I watch the ants as they speed around a small area of my garden. I’m amazed at how quickly they dart about. I watch as they push through the clay and move it … More The Business of Busyness