Category Archives: Nature

Positively Charged

Prickly pears just started their showy blooming in the Arizona highlands. The softest watery pink and yellow blooms open elegantly, sometimes covering flat paddles of the plant in funny looking mohawk-like patterns.  The buds are so squeezed together, the little … Continue reading

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Today is The Day

Today is the day children wake up pink-cheeked, warm-toed and sparkle-eyed, as the sky wakes from behind the mountain, lazily, then with an urgent rush, color, running, movement, the voices come from all six directions, kids and birds alike: “I … Continue reading

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Thank You, Lord, for the Rain

Thirty Springs of Winter The winds swept in as we sat under the pines and listened to the green ocean high above, swaying, roaring, twirling our hair and the heads of the Ponderosas into one giant tangled mess. This ocean … Continue reading

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For the Love of Big Skies

From Arizona, with love. 🙂 This is not the amazing David Muench and his portrayal of beautiful Arizona, but my first attempt to capture and share some breathtaking views with you: Watson Lake, Painted Desert, Petrified Forest, Sedona Red Rocks. Arizona, the … Continue reading

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Senses of Love

How else would you decide to try to lick your elbow upon an early morning, or measure thumb against your middle finger when he shouts: mommy, look, they are same size! And would you hear the souls of streams in … Continue reading

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600 Doubts

Green Mountains burn at the edges today. September sumac gone fast ablaze, Mount Ellen royal in her golden strings, we travel through New England fog eyes fixed on this snow rising up with the day. Somewhere under there, is one rusty … Continue reading

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The Wind on the Baltic

The crow flew by and the feather dropped; And the boy took the feather, To write prayers in sand. The winds left the sea and they kissed the sands, and the words dissolved, and the feather flew, and the birches … Continue reading

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Elevation 12,000 feet

Dear friends!!! No, I had not vanished, just stepped back from WordPress to do some exploring. We had been travelling for a few weeks hiking mountains and enjoying American West. More impressions and photos later, but for now, here are … Continue reading

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Spring Happenings at the Rookery

Last year we visited the local rookery in May, when the leaves were out, the nests were plentiful, the toads were singing, and mushrooms were shiny with moisture. I believe we counted about 35 nests with approximately 60 birds. This … Continue reading

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Love is Everywhere

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