Nature

A Winter Guest Is Obliged to Stay

A Winter Guest Is Obliged to Stay

  Morning light meets last night’s snow Last night as I returned home from the south end of the island, the snow was falling with a grace and magic usually reserved for the dreams of my sleeping hours. Flakes as large as feathers erased the sounds of […]

Madrona Tree: A Sculpture Grows

Madrona Tree: A Sculpture Grows

Madrona Tree: A Work of Art The Madrona tree seems more living sculpture than growing tree.  Gnarled limbs and twisted trunk frame the sky like arms in pose.  Old bark, cinnamon in color, flakes and sheds its skin with each storm; new bark timid in its tender coat of […]

Letting the Art of Nature Drift By

Letting the Art of Nature Drift By

 One leaf, one stream, some sun, seaweed and a whole lot of pretty. Nature can surely frame a pretty picture, and last Sunday, friends and I discovered the subtle beauty of one place where each step afforded a new work of art: Fern Cove and lower Shinglemill […]

Moments for Pause

Moments for Pause

There are certain times in each year when a moment is marked, when a welcomed reminder of another time or season revisits you with an embrace of rediscovery, and you eagerly welcome its return. This evening as I made quick work of tucking in the chickens for the evening, I quickly realized I was […]