O Christmas Tree

Trees’re always a relief, after people. — David Mitchell, Black Swan Green **************** Susy Morris’s post at Chiot’s Run yesterday (Still Going Strong) reminds me

Unresolved in the Garden

I don’t make New Year’s resolutions, or any resolutions. I prefer to just see what happens, without my controlling little fingers and my overactive yet


“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” ― W.B. Yeats ********** “The moment one gives close attention

Remembering the Dead (All Souls’ Day and Día de Muertos)

Ah, but you were always leaf-light. And you so seldom talk as we go. But there at my side through the bright leaves you walk.

Forget Your Perfect Offering: Frost-Damaged Zinnias

“Ring the bells that still can ring Forget your perfect offering There is a crack in everything That’s how the light gets in.” – Leonard

Fierce Sanity in a Stone

I’ve done a lot of trail (and some beach) walking this summer, too much to record while it was ongoing. This fall and winter I

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