Ever-Spring

I spent an hour snipping flower stems, hundreds of green stalks, some thick but tender and others thin and dense as sticks.  I pulled out each bundle, released the most delicate from webbed coverings, and the room filled with a heavy floral scent. As I sat amid the profusion of hues, deep fuchsia, rich purple,Continue reading “Ever-Spring”

Nudges

I’ve developed a fondness  for flowers, and I tell you,  if you take the time to notice,  they are different each day, each hour, really.  I’ve become enamored of bees, only recently realizing how many I’ll see if I slow down and seek them amid blooms near me.  I have been standing  under trees, findingContinue reading “Nudges”

Awakening

I’ve found such comfort sitting  amid blooms, listening to katydids,  following the sweet beat of butterfly  wings and the humble patience  of a pollen-collecting bee.   I’ve wondered at the industry  of ants lifting many times  their body weight, again and again, along the stone path winding through my little patch of Eden.  I askContinue reading “Awakening”