A Wild Joy

Maybe I look half-crazed, kneeling down, waiting amid the greenery and dandelions, swaying as I try to focus…just a little closer, without alarming these airy, little creatures who finally seem to pose, appease the mad woman in the leaves; I wait as they dance and alight, swirl together and land, brushing my hand in aContinue reading “A Wild Joy”

Inescapable Dawn

The gray-eyed morn smiles on the frowning night, checkering the eastern clouds with streaks of light. — William Shakespeare Shy sun, resting behind a passing cloud, not ready to star in the requirements of hours, he waits behind a gray  curtain, but his  brilliance escapes, reminding us a full infusion of light will dawn… So,Continue reading “Inescapable Dawn”

The Wide-World

The flowers are springing up, the season of singing birds has come, and the cooing of turtledoves fills the air. —Song of Solomon 2:12 The wide world opens in this lilac-eyed daisy with its glacier white petals and streaks of ice-blue, a treasury of beauty on one single, unassuming bloom, and it awakens this  fieldContinue reading “The Wide-World”

Dawn Rising

“Morning without you is a dwindled dawn.” — Emily Dickinson I’d share an orange sorbet sunrise with you at 16 or 82, like this cool, mellow morning —  what a privilege to see so many day-beginnings  with your kindness beside me, blue sky & clouds rising, a path before us, another excursion of our ongoing,Continue reading “Dawn Rising”


Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. – Camille Pissarro Tiny bouquets at my feet, just when I need them, these leaf-wrapped offerings from nature await, but to enjoy this miniature gift of beauty, I must  be willing to do something extraordinary — stop, bend down, holdContinue reading “Present”


…because when you are imagining, you might as well imagine something worth while…” ― L.M. Montgomery We have walked by this same corner along this same trek so many  times before, but today  it became whimsical when a little friend seemed to pause  and look back before  going up a winding staircase, and so our Continue reading “Imagine”


 “Not all those who wander are lost” ~ J.R.R. Tolkien Shafts of light in hazy rays dance inside the shaded little patio garden, warming sun falls fully on tiles of sapphire and terracotta marking the way to a welcoming table, and I am enamored by the little path through a faded turquoise gate into theContinue reading “Pilgrimage”