summer sizzle, and a discovery

July is segueing into August, bringing the dog days of Summer. It’s been a scorcher, but this is such summertime, hot, sultry weather that we can only dream about in January. Heat shimmers on roads, whistles through trees and sears down on our heads and shoulders. Night time should bring some relief, but many nights […]

wordless wednesday, july style

“we stagger through an immense summer morning after showers leave their sweet bouquet smelling of liquid lace, lovely as a song and secret wild blossoms……”  “the sun has burned our skin dry, like a slender page, we crack with sound and heat, like red dirt whipping on the wind thin streams of perspiration trailing cheekbones […]

after the rain

“Not only the thirsty seek the water, the water as well seeks the thirsty.” ~~~Rumi

wordless wednesday, natural style

“That which God said to the rose, and caused it to laugh in full-blown beauty, He said to my heart, and made it a hundred times more beautiful.”  — Rumi “If the foot of the trees were not tied to earth, they would be pursuing me.. For I have blossomed so much, I am the […]


No, not Impatiens, like the potted flower on everyone’s doorstep. This is true impatience, the feeling brought on by delayed spring time, blooms that just don’t occur, endless gray skies and parades of devastating storms and the fleeting thought that I can’t recall what my warm weather clothes are like anymore. It’s almost Memorial Day. […]

pushing through

Last Spring at this time, our perennial garden was full of glorious color. The tulips were opened…. The Creeping Phlox was a lovely carpet of purple…….   There were Johnny Jump Ups leaping up all around the garden beds. And I had managed to keep the Prairie Smoke from being devoured by hungry critters. Which, […]

just a few more months

Winter is, surprisingly, almost over. I know that doesn’t help those out there who despise winter, snow and all things cold and dreary, but with the flip of the tomorrow’s calendar page to February, Spring is a mere six weeks out. And although it’s fair to say that March around these parts is rarely the […]

a slip of season

Well, hello August. I can’t say I’m thrilled to see August because it’s sort of reminding me of all the summer that’s now past and how little I’ve been able to enjoy  a most fleeting time. I can count on one hand the number of farmers market trips I’ve made. Just yesterday I shook out […]

summer speaks

This summer is no usual summer for me. At least not like the past five or so years when the span between May and September often found me barefoot, my head in the breezes and most likely staring down a day with little to no agenda. No, my friends, this summer is much different. There […]