Tuesday, March 20, 2018

That is one good thing about this world...there are always sure to be more springs. L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea It’s here. Beautiful, beautiful, full-of-promise spring. Time for garden planning, seed sowing, dirt digging, and down-on-the-ground picture-taking. The season of window opening, sunshine warming, and fresh air blowing has finally arrived. It’s spring. The fever

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

It's surprising how much memory is built around things unnoticed at the time. ~Barbara Kingsolver By the time we get to the park, the sun is behind clouds. The temperature still registers warm, but without the sun it’s cool. Nevertheless, we pull into the parking lot and set out to walk around the park. This

Monday, March 12, 2018

A single crocus blossom ought to be enough to convince our heart that springtime, no matter how predictable, is somehow a gift, gratuitous, gratis, a grace. David Steindl-Rast ”Hello, sweet girl! Did you miss us?” There’s nothing like Maya’s bum-wiggling, happy greeting to make me happy to be home. I bend down and give her a

Thursday, March 1, 2018

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant. Anne Bradstreet just when I think I can’t take any more winter March arrives gently, bringing with her buckets of hope and bags of promise. I wake, on this first day of the month, breathing prayer. May my walk be pleasing to You

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.  Meister Eckhart And so . . . we begin again. This morning, the sun is shining and a familiar fog leviathan is snaking its way through the valley. The sun, the beautiful sun, makes everything better. It makes it slushy and dirty at this time of