Playing Catch-Up With Slow Time

This house does not have “history” in that deep-time, thick sense that a house hundreds of years old has. It doesn’t ooze history out of its walls and have hidden nooks and crannies with generations of stories. What this house does have, though, is a history that we know, comparatively, well. We are the 4th owners of the home. The home was built and landscaped by an arborist, who placed all of the plant life Read more…

Spring’s Creative Destruction

When we moved in to this house last year, it was at the very tail end of fruit season, and we knew there was a lot of work to be done. Now that winter is pretty solidly shaken off, we’re getting the chance to really dig in and see what’s going on. And what we’ve found is – a lot more than we expected. There are a couple of groves of chokecherries that have grown Read more…

Spring Equinox Sunrise

This morning’s sunrise Kissed as it was with Cold wind and colder frost Was also a sunrise Of warmth and promise A sunrise to mark the balance Of the quiet slumber of death That is beginning to pass With the ecstatic explosion of life That is yet to come A sunrise to mark the transition Where things are in wonderful Uncomfortable And challenging balance The kind of balance that comes At the bottom of the Read more…

Winter Solstice

On this, the darkest of nights Is when the celebration of light Has the most meaning For no matter how dark the sunset This is an ending, beginning Transition to revel in And with open arms, celebrate Celebrate not what we do not have But revel in the joy Of what seems so distant But is yet abundant On this Solstice night We recognize the joy Already in our lives Welcome the incoming light And Read more…

Loving A Seed

A puff of dandelion seeds Should not be loved For the fact they may Eventually become yellow flowers Those air-light and whisper-thin seeds May or may not Ever catch hold of the breeze Fly close or further away Find a soft bit of dirt to nestle Grow, develop, and bloom bright Thanking the sun for its contribution With yellow shine all its own Those seeds may find themselves As representations Of a person’s hopeful wish Read more…