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pollen painting

the rain came and washed away the pollen or so we thought until the wind nudged the leaves along the sidewalk a bit disturbing them in their slumber where the rough storm had left them be   and there underneath was the brightest yellow where all had collected and gathered protected beneath the leaves as… Continue reading pollen painting

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the bird who knew no time

It was 1 a.m. and the dark house was filled with the quiet of the hour. Only I moved in the house from one room to the next until I sat on the edge of my bed, the side closest to the window my own. I squinted in the darkened room to see if there… Continue reading the bird who knew no time

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Sparkling Trails in the Sunlight

This morning as Miss Sophie and I went for our morning constitutional, the sun was bright and it wasn't quite so cold.  I could almost believe that Spring might be on her way.  (Yes, PLEASE.)  The sky was a vivid blue and the sun was reflected on the sidewalk, turning it almost white. In that gorgeous… Continue reading Sparkling Trails in the Sunlight

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Her Lovely and Gentle Ways

Today found Winter clinging to every last bit she could, refusing to let go of the grip she had on my toes.  I am so tired of being cold, weary, and of coming home in the dark. But on this day, when Winter was hanging on for all she was worth, her genteel sister crept… Continue reading Her Lovely and Gentle Ways

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The Stick and the Stalk and Their Stories

Six or seven years ago I was at the Super Savings Store with the littles.  I remember going in through the gardening section and seeing they had a lot of "plant type" things on sale.  I saw that they had Iris bulbs.  For less than a dollar.  I grabbed them up--a couple of packs.  We… Continue reading The Stick and the Stalk and Their Stories

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Columba pacis

This evening as my Aub and I gathered together in a circle of 100 or more people gathered at the Vigil, I looked down in the midst of the singing, and I saw this leaf there on the ground in front of me.  It intrigued me and comforted me.  As prayers were said for the… Continue reading Columba pacis

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Fungus Among Us…..and Beauty

Early one morning last week this was in my yard. I was fascinated by its shape and nearly perfect imitation of a golf ball on a tee.  (I think I got that right, I don't even play.) Then yesterday morning, this greeted me.  As one friend shared about her yard, it looked like the Smurfs had… Continue reading Fungus Among Us…..and Beauty