Dream

In my dream, I was walking the familiar wooded paths nearby on a crisp, bright, winter’s day. Yet, something was different. Being the only one patiently walking these leave-covered trails winding through hardwood trees was nothing new. Not hearing any road noise from nearby highways, however, was new. Soon I...

Pandemic Perambulations

The trek to Trader Joe’s last week felt like going to Disneyland, but instead of Mickey Mouse and Goofy greeting me, gloved workers festooned with decorative face masks happily welcomed me in. Good to get out, drive, take in fresh scenery, and walk through the wonderland of newly stocked shelves...

Early Mornings in (My) Church

I believe in God, only I spell it nature. – Frank Lloyd Wright I’ve often felt far more spiritual and connected to that essence each of us attributes to a higher power, or universal spirituality, while being in nature. I find it nearly impossible not to relax or quiet the...

A Party Without Partygoers

I was all set to observe, sketch, and write about seeing flocks of birds at the Rieck Center for Habitat Studies this morning as a follow-up post to Birdbrains. But alas, apparently something else in the forest was more interesting that my avian entertainment desires! No moment is lost or...

The Leaf Man Cometh

So much for plans to sleep in on Saturday. Late last night I realized that TODAY was the volunteer leaf pick up in my town. Most years the city provides leaf vacuuming, curbside, but the last two years, no-go. Budgets and all that. This year a mayoral candidate organized a...

Update

My writing energies this month focus on the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) annual challenge, so blog posting is sparse. Since the NaNo challenge is all about word count, have to be stingy with the words and keep them hoarded in the novel! I posted a while back (or was...

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