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a day of celebration


Today is a day of celebration with my family. We gather, give gifts and thanks, and share meals. When I read this poem (and poems seem to be speaking to me this round of 31 Notes from Nature), it

Broken Open


In Elizabeth Lesser’s book Marrow, she shares the journey of her sister’s bone cancer. This book is full of wisdom, sorrow, joy, and love. Throughout the book, the author’s sister shares her thoughts, too. Many of them center around gardening,

Fish On copyright Ken Voyles 2017


This 23rd Note from Nature comes courtesy of my friend Ken Voyles. He (like my brother) is an avid (read: obsessed) fisherman. Ken also is passionate about fly fishing and spends many hours fishing mountain creeks and streams. Here’s


This note from Nature couldn’t be any clearer! It arrived as I stepped out of the car at Skull Rock in Joshua Tree National Park. Someone had left this mat on the sidewalk. I saw it and just smiled.

patience and the squirrel


One day in Joshua Tree National Park, my hubby and I drove the Geology Road, a sandy, dusty 17 miles of 4×4 only single-lane road through a remote part of the park. As we drove our small 4×4 Chevy

whimsy the palm tree


Our time in Southern California was hot and smoky. Across the state, they were experiencing record heatwaves for October (highs up to 110 degrees!) and several different fires were raging just north of our area. It was hard working

leaf on chair


It was a busy day with a lot going on. My husband and I were focused and eager to get the job done so we could move along. Rush rush rush. And then I saw it… This single green

Hobbes on a leash


I struggle to get enough exercise because in my mind exercising for the sake of exercising seems onerous and boring. I’d rather be curled up in a chair with an excellent book or pecking away at my computer getting

wandering in the woods


A couple weekends ago, we decided to get off the concrete and reserved two nights at the Chattahoochee Bend State Park in Georgia. It was time to just wander in nature. They have a number of nice, easy trails

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