Poem for a Sunday Morning

Exploring {Wendell Berry} Always in the deep wood when you leave Familiar ground and step off alone into a New place there will be, along with feelings Of curiosity and excitement, a little nagging Of dread.  It is an ancient fear of the unknown And it is your first bond with the wilderness You areContinue reading “Poem for a Sunday Morning”

Hints of Gladness

That my daily writing sometimes elicits a positive comment or an appreciative mention makes me feel great. That once in a while, someone “likes” or shares my words is a kind reminder that a hand is holding the other tin can at the end of this string. I love knowing that you are there. IContinue reading “Hints of Gladness”

Poem for a Sunday Morning

A Dream of Trees {Mary Oliver} There is a thing in me that dreamed of trees, A quiet house, some green and modest acres A little way from every troubling town, A little way from factories, schools, laments. I would have time, I thought, and time to spare, With only streams and birds for company,Continue reading “Poem for a Sunday Morning”

A Week of Thanks: Day 4

“I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.” – Henry David Thoreau I am thankful for trees. Towering, shapely, steadfast, timeless. Toxic gas-eating, oxygen-generating, shade-providing, forest-creating, habitat-protecting, fire-fueling, immovable yet changeable, calm-inducing, perspective-enhancing, trees. From trees I learn to stand my ground, deepen my roots, provide shelter, heal myContinue reading “A Week of Thanks: Day 4”

So Many Trees

There are so many kinds of trees. I recognized this week how few of them I can name. I can spot a redwood, or is that a sequoia? Of course I know a maple leaf (thank you, Canada). But a Japanese maple? And that Bay laurel? The leaf looks familiar, just not the whole tree.Continue reading “So Many Trees”