Opening Day

Opening Day

I got this face when the forlorn announcement was harkened. After some time of watching the annual pool opening procedures, high hopes turned to tears when the forecast for our days of swimming won’t start for another five days. I … Continue reading

We Were Born To Stand Out,

We Were Born To Stand Out,

and not fit in. A little special someone has been insisting on sowing a few seeds, after witnessing crocuses and tulips erupting from our grounds. I surrendered to her will the other day, pourquoi non? We have been off in … Continue reading

I Need It Terribly

I Need It Terribly

Give me a few days of peace in your arms–I need it terribly. I’m ragged, worn, exhausted. After that I can face the world. -Henry Miller, from a letter to Anais Nin, featured in A Literate Passion. Slipped into a … Continue reading

The Event

The Event

I recently learned that these cup-shaped flowers cradle the stigmas from where the spice saffron is harvested…they are now on my to be divinized list and I will be cultivating them into the greenhouse for all year reaping. They have … Continue reading

The Great Division

The Great Division

As my fellow Hellenes gather around for the festivities, a great divide among family and friends reveals itself on tables all around the globe. The ones in favor of melomakarona and those in favor of kourambiedes. Two unshakeable faiths, each … Continue reading

JackPot

JackPot

Someone hit the jackpot today. Kumquat kombucha and a dreamland of snow that didn’t melt away. It’s the first she has seen that’s more than a dusting and lived to tell the next day. A pristine, crisp new landscape to … Continue reading

Sunlight,

Sunlight,

it’s scarce up north. Sunsets beneath a down-covered duvet of clouds are more prominent these days. There’s a bit of sunlight left as I strolled (others sprinted) along this pond, that can barely recall summer. Star struck by this infrequent … Continue reading

Little Green Jackets

Little Green Jackets

We are deep into the fall here, but these little guys want to shed their adorable tiny jackets. I like their spirit, but my blood runs thin and I have my merino base layers on now. Wishing you warmth and … Continue reading

A Glowing Welcome

A Glowing Welcome

A quiet magic of November can be found everywhere. As boisterous as 2020 has been, as an influx of illusions continue to ensue, mind your reaction, and instead reclaim your stillness within your body and on this Earth. Most of … Continue reading

Propagating

Propagating

without seeds requires a bit of time and space, but not a lot of surveillance. There are clippings rooting throughout my nest all of which are capable with only some water, sometimes not even that much effort if you’re propagating … Continue reading