The First Pleasure

God Almighty first planted a garden.  And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures. — Francis Bacon I imagine Eve tended the roses that bloomed in the garden, dreamily losing herself  down the silky stairwells into a beauty that stills  the soul. —C.L. Fisher, January 2022 Unless otherwise indicated, all writings and images areContinue reading “The First Pleasure”

Dappled Things

Bounty-laden branches in golden  apple orchards, brilliant fields  of flaming poppies, a meadow  dotted with bowing daffodils, pied patches of wild-sewn maize, the amber thatches of wheat that dance as the wind sweeps over a wide plain, these leaves laced in rings above my head — Glory be to God for dappled things. —C.L. Fisher,Continue reading “Dappled Things”

Gathering Gold

The hum of bees is the voice of the garden. —Elizabeth Lawrence Shake loose the plenty, harvest the honey-making hoard,  and dance with your translucent wings as you gather the last of summer’s gold,  soon you will hive-laze together,  droning dreams of all the treasure  you have stored. —C.L. Fisher, December 2021 Unless otherwise indicated,Continue reading “Gathering Gold”

The Lovely Sunshine

The Lord, the Mighty One, is God, and He has spoken; He has summoned all humanity from where the sun rises to where it sets. — Psalm 50:1 Stand in the lovely sunshine today, allow the rays to rain glorious warmth over your face, feel the heat on your shoulders, see the light and shadowContinue reading “The Lovely Sunshine”

Thanks to Give

Give thanks to him who made the heavenly lights— His faithful love endures forever. — Psalm 136:7 I see the noon sun through a favorite tree, this bur oak that is letting  loose leaves and acorns, returning humus to the earth, a cycle of renewal which requires rest, and these changing leaves and thinning treesContinue reading “Thanks to Give”

Jewel Bloom

I need no diamonds…. Adorn me in this jewel-toned bloom, with its dark hints of amethyst and shades of violet, with its welcoming, luxurious and seemingly endless depth,  just set me amid these blossoms in a tiny garden, and I am well-clothed. —C.L. Fisher, November 2021 Unless otherwise indicated, all writings and images are theContinue reading “Jewel Bloom”

A Glorious Splendor

The little bee  and delicate butterfly entice me to wait and listen, attend the earth for a moment, release my breath, disconnect, reset my focus, remember my Creator, settle to a stillness — we are so much more than the busyness that moves us, the daily rhythms of work and home — we are spiritsContinue reading “A Glorious Splendor”

A Vast Vision

The Lord merely spoke, and the heavens were created.  He breathed the word, and all the stars were born. — Psalm 33:6 I turned this image  upside down, imagining the clouds from heaven’s  perspective  and I was surprised how endless it seemed without the grounding of a horizon— my angle starting above the skyline— andContinue reading “A Vast Vision”