Tag: Growing

  • pearl talisman

    pearl talisman

    At a tender age my grandfather gave me a special gift – a necklace with a tiny pearl inside a gold shell. I remember rubbing the little pearl as it hung around my neck like a touchstone. From the day my ears were pierced, I preferred earrings made with pearls. While I’ve attempted to wear…

  • senses in winter

    senses in winter

    On a winter hike this morning – heart beating, arms tingling with chill, and mind racing with thoughts. Just as the sun peaks out from the clouds, I stop to sit on a stump and presence my senses.  My eyes close as I take in the warmth of the sun.  Opening them again, the beauty that…

  • meaning in the green: six lessons from my garden

    meaning in the green: six lessons from my garden

    We are here for more than ourselves.  The groundhog is nourished by my jalapenos and tomatoes. The birds indulge on fat little worms or seeds in the garden beds. Not every plant or vegetable is for me. I feel grateful that I can contribute to their health, just as this garden contributes to mine. In giving, so…

  • hatching

    “The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it.” –  Arnold H. Glasgow Took these pictures the week that I was staying with my Dad after he returned from the hospital. Nature is a quiet, profound teacher.