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”

Cape Daisy

You hold a sunrise, the edges and brightness of orange and mellowness of a lavender awakening to plum; your arms outstretch in perfect white light, you are nested in the most vibrant green — an entire arboretum I could walk  through again and again, if only I had more hours to amble and get lostContinue reading “Cape Daisy”

What We Say

“A bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives you roses.” – Anonymous Words shape  our moments as we move  from one conversation to the next,  inspiring or deflating,  so why do  we waste them or use them  as weapons? Speak peace that clings like a pleasant fragrance, inviting all within hearing toContinue reading “What We Say”


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”

Notes of Santa Fe

The bells began, the clouds rolled in, the rain-cooled breezes moved along the adobe walls, drifting around, swirling down through the sprawling conifers, and everything seemed to pause, accept this moment’s reprieve  from the high-noon sun,  and we found a bench,  surrendered ourselves  to contemplation, heeding the notes of peace in the rhythmic ways ofContinue reading “Notes of Santa Fe”


Like palm groves that stretch afar, like gardens beside a river, like aloes that the Lord has planted,  like cedar trees beside the waters. — Numbers 24:6, ESV A tree whispered as I passed by reminding me of his cool, green shade, the far- reaching branches, that filter our air, the canopy  that provides shelterContinue reading “Haven”

Outside My Window

A blur of fenceposts and wildflowers,  miles of mesquite and blooming cactus, fields in every hue of grass — lime, forrest, and deepening into a far blue-green sea, a hill rolling like a wave into the cloud-lined horizon, and while I look forward to arriving at our weekend  destination, I find such a distilled peaceContinue reading “Outside My Window”