The All of This

​ ​‪The All of This Morning sun shines shadows on wood  and earth/  water tricklings  song of bird echoes and blend with the green enveloping me/ all of this  and the all of this/ reminding me over and over  that paradise is where I am.‬ ~cheryl capaldo traylor My garden pond May 2017. After a … More The All of This

The Instructions

Instructions for living a life: Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it. ~Mary Oliver This is exactly what I aspire to do on my daily walks and here on my blog. How do you define living a life? Remember, it’s not just exhaling and inhaling. Nor is it merely surviving. Those things are necessary, of … More The Instructions

Another Sunday Morning

It is Sunday morning. Time to rest, renew, and replenish ourselves for the week ahead. Here in North Carolina, a steady rainfall is cleansing the earth of the thick yellow pollen that has covered everything for the past several weeks. I love these rainy, cool, quiet Sundays. There’s something about listen to the raindrops fall … More Another Sunday Morning

This Sunday Morning

White Ipheion uniflorum in my North Carolina garden. It’s a quiet Sunday morning and I’m going to keep it that way. No words from me, but I’m going to share one of my favorite Mary Oliver poems: Why I Wake Early.   Hello, sun in my face. Hello, you who made the morning and spread it … More This Sunday Morning