Tag: nature

Soul Songs 1: This Is My Song

“This Is My Song” was written by Lloyd Stone in 1934. Something about the haunting minor melody caught my ear and the lyrics captured my imagination.

Of Blackbirds and Souls: How to Cope with Grief

How to cope with grief. “We were not made for dying, for seeing death, for losing the loved ones around us. Death and loss should hurt, because they are shoes the wrong size for our souls.”

Small World

Back in the old farmhouse, Grandma kept a cactus garden. A clear Rubbermaid tub about two feet by three feet and ten inches deep was home to a small log cabin, a china woman, a forest of cacti, and one precocious brown plastic squirrel.… Continue Reading “Small World”

Like a River Glorious

She sat on the bridge rail Made of field stones, I sat on a mossy rock below Feet immersed in the ice Of May water running from Last month’s snow, Watching it fall and chuckle Over moss coated rocks. diamond & emerald  Something about… Continue Reading “Like a River Glorious”

How I Killed My Succulent

My thumbs might appear to be red, but they are actually green.  All three of my grandmothers still garden.  One raises her own produce patch from seeds, keeping the seedlings inside, until the snow melts.  Another grows beautiful rows of flashy petunias, stately gladiolas,… Continue Reading “How I Killed My Succulent”