What Blooms

You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way. — Walter Hagen When the world fills with discontented voices and the universal rhythm becomes frenzied and chaotic, I chase butterflies — and they wisely lead  me back to flowers. —C.L. Fisher, June 2022Continue reading “What Blooms”

When I am Still

And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. — Ephesians 3:18 Peace in soothing waves allay the what-ifs in me, knowing the permanence of God, the haven of love, this persistent, integral truth— He was and is andContinue reading “When I am Still”

23 Degrees on Sunday, February 27th

Light is sweet, how pleasant to see the new day dawning. — Ecclesiastes 11:7 I take in what seems all the world, standing on my porch before God; I see the stars, the moon, the arc of a horizon, shadow-cast of lights  at the dawn, and I am awed, forget the cold, and just feelContinue reading “23 Degrees on Sunday, February 27th”


Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. — John Muir Let us find the green  in winter, the places  where growth thrives,  there we will seek hints of vital color, waking us to life. —C.L. Fisher, January 2022 Unless otherwise indicated, all writings and images are the work of C.L. FisherContinue reading “Green”


“I love the silent hour of night, For blissful dreams may then arise…” — Anne Bronte Just one more note, a crescendo stilling me to rest, the coming silence welcome — may it ease me into a slipstream of unconsciousness, the place of dreaming, the place where the grappling sound finds image, diffusing the day’sContinue reading “Slipstream”


For I have given rest to the weary and joy to the sorrowing.”—Jeremiah 31:25 Our little nooks, the comfy spaces in our homes or little arbors in tiny gardens, the places we feel safe, nestled in, protected — when the world  seems filled  with reckless abandon, when you feel hope fading, find a pleasant recessContinue reading “Nesting”


Sunlight settled in a deep patch  of emerald revealing a tangle of petals and wings; nearby I lingered stilled and bewildered by the sheer beauty of tiny, overlooked things. —C.L. Fisher, October 2021 Unless otherwise indicated, all writings and images are the work of C.L. Fisher and may not be copied, used, or distributed withoutContinue reading “Repose”

In the Winnowing Wind

As the deer longs for streams of water, so I long for you, O God — Psalm 42:1 The gentle creatures, the ones who seem to arise from the brush, emerge from the trees, quietly appearing as if from air, remind us  of the constant care God gives — protection, provision, peaceful surroundings — becauseContinue reading “In the Winnowing Wind”