I had forgotten. It has been such a cold and rainy spring, I had not done much in the garden. But today I decided I couldn’t delay any longer and started planting. I had forgotten, after this long winter, how wonderful it felt to put a seed in the earth and look forward to its Read More →

My friend Edward sent me a meditation on writing from Henri Nouwen’s website. Nouwen says that one of the arguments we use for not writing is that we don’t feel we have anything original to say which he rebuts by explaining that we are each unique and no one has lived the life we have Read More →

I’m not sure whether it’s bottle feeding our three little Nigerian dwarf kids and smelling milky all day long, or whether it’s all the hype about Mother’s Day that got me to thinking about mothering and most specifically my mother. I remember always wishing my mother were more “normal”. I envied my friend, Marion, whose Read More →

I saw my first red wing black bird last evening and I helped my friend Ann  put up three new blue bird boxes in our backfield. She puts a small peat pot into the box where the mama blue bird will make her nest. That way the pot can be pulled out for observation to Read More →