Bring On Spring

Last weekend Chris used the tractor to break ground for the garden.  Temperatures are supposed to get in the 50’s and 60’s this weekend.  We will be out working in the soil soon, once again.  I bought some organic seeds this past week.  At any sign of warmer weather we spend lots of time outdoorsContinue reading “Bring On Spring”

Mother Earth

On Saturday, we worked on trails in the woods around our house.  As soon as warm enough weather sets in I get out on the trails to do the pre-spring upkeep.  Mainly that consists of raking leaves off the path, picking up rocks and wind-blown sticks.  My husband does the heavier work of cutting upContinue reading “Mother Earth”

Trees

Life involves change. Nature is one of our biggest reminders of this. Over the course of my life I’ve been greatly drawn to nature, especially trees. I spent a good part of my young life in the woods making teepees out of branches, pretending to be an Indian, respecting every bit of nature. Perhaps itContinue reading “Trees”

Snowshoe Heaven

Right before Christmas my husband and I ordered snowshoes.  Internet research said this was a huge calorie burner.  During December we had a couple of deep snows.  We knew we would have to wait until after Christmas for their arrival.  In the meantime, we spent Christmas with my daughter and her husband in North Carolina. Continue reading “Snowshoe Heaven”

My Fascination with Rocks

I remember as a babe on the porch swing my grandmother used to sing “Rock of Ages” cleft for me, let me hide myself in thee Later, in my youth I crept into the woods where I sat solidly on a rock cliff nestled in its indentation Strengthened by its enduring cushion I grew toContinue reading “My Fascination with Rocks”

Home is Where the Heart Is

We just returned from a friend’s house.  There were six of us, and she cooked a wonderful lunch.  There was so much love that went into the meal, and so much warmth around the table reconnecting with friends we hadn’t seen for awhile.  I’m thankful for the sharing of one’s home.  We have encountered thatContinue reading “Home is Where the Heart Is”

A Blanket of Silence – Silent Night, Holy Night

On a couple of occasions when friends have written something, with their permission, I’ve posted on my blog spot.  Please enjoy this by my friend, Amy.  This fits today, as we woke up to 8″ of snow.  There was a blanket of silence.  I’m thankful for the gift of silence. Silent Night, Holy Night ByContinue reading “A Blanket of Silence – Silent Night, Holy Night”

Inspired by Nature

I wrote this earlier, but we are once again at this point in Mother Nature’s cycle.  Even though summer is my favorite season I’m thankful for all the seasons, as a different beauty unfolds in all of them. “When I discovered a new plant I sat down beside it for a minute or a dayContinue reading “Inspired by Nature”

Thankful for the Seasons

  I asked my husband what season I am.  He looked intently for a while and said summer.  I knew he would say summer.   The Wild Calls Lazily As Leo I came into the world, feet first, ready to run Not roaring, but gently purring into the sun When freckles are in full bloomContinue reading “Thankful for the Seasons”

Snowy Trek

Today I seriously bundled up and ventured out in the woods for an hour of hiking.  Two pairs of socks, two pairs of gloves, two hats, two pairs of sweat pants, a wool sweater, sweatshirt and regular top along with a hooded coat was my attire – Michelin woman.  It was somewhere around fifteen degrees. Continue reading “Snowy Trek”