Browsing Tag

nature

  • In praise of contentment
    Life Musings

    In praise of contentment

    The newly planted Hosta grows tall toward the ceiling in an orange terracotta pot just a shade off from the color of the wall above the fireplace. The dishwasher hums and swishes.…

  • Life Musings

    Fertile and twitchy

    I’m feeling so much more fertile these days. Is there a way to describe the feeling of fertile without conjuring images of swollen feet and bellies? Of crying babies and glowing cheeks?…

  • Life Musings, North America

    Landscapes

    The snow makes crunching noises beneath my boots. The air is crisp and when the wind blows, bitterly cold, burning my cheeks. There are no tracks. The houses in the neighborhood are…

  • Poetry

    Skeleton Leaves

    Don’t argue with yourself. “A house divided cannot stand.” There will be many battles with raised voices, debates that last into the night with weary pauses in-between. There will be conflict and…

  • Faith, Life Musings

    Playing with the Universe

    After a week of living in the clouds, the sky over Chicago  is blue as rain, the sun shining bright. Chicago, Illinois  The change happened suddenly yesterday when I was on the…

  • North America, Travel Stories

    Wild

    Temperance, hand in hand with violence, create some magnificent scenery. There is a resonance in my heart as we pass through the barrenness of the desert, letting the wind whip through our…