Category Archives: Nature

Can you imagine?

This scene spoke to me. Can you imagine… …a world where everyone shared the bounty available to us all? …accepting others as they are, even if they don’t look or sound like us? Does it resonate with you?

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Enjoy the gift of spring

     The snow’s melted, mud’s (relatively) dried, temps are warm (45 degrees this morning!) and daylight comes earlier…all factors that led me to come out from hibernation and go for my first bike ride in spring 2021. I only … Continue reading

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Sign, sign, everywhere a sign…

“Signs,” an iconic song released in 1970 by The Five Man Electrical Band, highlighted some of the hypocrisies and intrusions signs may put on both our landscapes and perceptions. Like so many other things, signs with words can convey a … Continue reading

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It’s all perfect

    Mid-February always seems to be ‘cabin fever’ time for people in northeastern Pennsylvania. It’s the perfect time for skiers and those who snow shoe, but for others, dealing with being indoors, shoveling and enduring the cold become drudgery. … Continue reading

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Accepting Certainty of Uncertainty

     The 1960’s TV sitcom Gilligan’s Island popped into my head today as I’m reading an article in the Jan/Feb edition of The Holy Encounter, a bi-monthly publication put out by the Miracle Distribution Center. The fictional crew and passengers … Continue reading

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Be like a turtle

This year the canal seemed to have a lot more turtles than I’ve seen over the past three years. The other day, this duo was sunning themselves on a log, probably warming themselves after the close-to-freezing temps the night before. … Continue reading

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Letting Go

This late-summer bloom brings a bit of color to the fading greens prevalent as daylight hours wane.  Want to or not, we have to let it go. Sometimes it’s hard letting go.  Yet we know that release will bring other … Continue reading

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A New Birth

For years I had a “Moses in the Cradle” plant that grew so abundantly, I gave pieces away every time I cut it back. But then my mama plant died, leaving me without any for years. I never thought I’d … Continue reading

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What brings you refreshment?

As summer draws to a close, the excessive heat and humidity has fallen about 20% so far (from 90s to 70s for both). The irritation of gnats and other pesty insects of earlier this year have diminished considerably so I … Continue reading

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Vacation ‘Rental’ Bliss

I took my first real 8-day vacation in over a decade last week.  The front of my vacation ‘rental’ shows only a minute portion of the nature and beauty of the area. In exchange for 8 days of solitude, I … Continue reading

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