Earth Day – April 22nd 2020

April 22nd – Earth Day – Quarantined in the time of Cornoa VID 2020 Sounds like Star Date from Star Trek No Planes are Flying – the Sky is CLEAR during the day and night – with more stars than I can ever remember seeing except on top of the Blue Ridge Parkway Today we […]

Images of a Year Past

the hottest summer on record for the Appalachian mountains – 90’s in October with mosquitoes everafter now, it’s New Year’s Eve, the temperatures hover in the 60’s – where’s the white of winter – and snow covered mountains Spring was long and wet, then the heat of summer that lasted through the Fall into Winter […]

A Child’s June Remembrances

Smell of bacon frying in the black cast iron skillet, grits, homemade biscuits and eggs anyway you like, served hot with butter and jelly – not jam Sunshine streamed through the window calling come outside one and all – the day promises to be long Bike or pool? – maybe both! and the smell of […]

October Morning

The sun has not risen; I peer out the Window to see the stars flickering high above in the darkness; The house is quiet and cool; My mind wanders in this moment and to the day ahead; A hike awaits – Somewhere in the Western North Carolina Mountains. The Fall foliage is beginning to peak and […]

Gratitude Today…

What gratitude looks like to me today…. Eyes that see love, beauty, nature in all its many forms Ears to hear the sound of the waves or the wind blowing through the leaves Arms to hug those I love Legs to walk the trail, climb the mountains Creative imagination to share my art God who listens […]

What I’ve learned in 2015

    How to distinguish true  friends How to play What ‘family’ means How much more I love my children That I can lean on my husband when necessary How much I appreciate nature and the outdoors – especially the trees That God is always present for me and everyone else A 12-Step Program really does […]

The Essence of a Tree

To capture the essence of a tree is a lifetime journey for me; It’s beauty and size are magnificent; It’s soul can be felt in its shadow; The touch of its bark is like a thick layer of skin that protects its heart within; The branches long and winding reach high to the heavens; Longing for Sun, Water, Air […]