• My Rose Garden Grows

    To find the universal elements enough To find the air and the water exhilarating To be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter To be thrilled by the stars at night To be…

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    Bones White + Black

    I wander the hills, at times finding animal bones that sustained coyotes I heard celebrating into the night. Knowing they howl when they make a kill, the bones are a stark confirmation ~ they do…

  • Spring is Around the Corner

    Lovely music to accompany your little stroll thru the garden… ~ California Native Wild Lilac ~   Ceanothus is one of my favorite plants ~ it never disappoints. In early to late spring it is…

  • Impermanent Nature

    I looked toward the hole cut in the wall, a typical barn “window”. A stunning vista of light and shadow ~ In seconds it was but a memory… When it is dark enough, you can…

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    Vineyard in Winter

    Spring has returned.The Earth is like a child that knows poems. ~Rainer Maria Rilke A cold wet morning at 7am. The vines have just been pruned back, grass is mown {or awaiting it’s turn…} and…

  • Green Glorious Green

    “Is the spring coming?” he said. “What is it like?” “It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine…” Frances Hodgson Burnett “The Secret Garden” Early early… the light is…