The Song of the Wild

It is part of my daily routine.  I get up early and sit in silence on the back deck, sipping my first cup of coffee and watching whatever is going on outside at the time.  Often, I am watching the sun rise through the trees.  Sometimes the sunrise also burns off morning fog and starts … Continue reading The Song of the Wild

Favorite Trees

Seasons of Creation 2019   I have been reading a novel lately, one recommended by Dr. Larry Rasmussen in our Environmental Ethics class on Care of the Earth.  The opening chapter of the novel, The Overstory, by Richard Powers tells a story about a family and a chestnut tree.  The novel is beautifully written novel … Continue reading Favorite Trees

Listening to Cardinals

This morning I was surrounded By a conclave of cardinals Young ones Whose feathers have not yet blossomed into The bright reds And luscious deep browns of adulthood The ones who flit Back and forth and dart In and out of my aviary Also known as my deck Where morning coffee And quiet contemplation Are … Continue reading Listening to Cardinals

Hope Blooms

           I am here You are there Then I am there and You are here in some way For some reason known only to God This is deep prayer   Sometimes  I wonder why it is so deep Because day after day There are moments that I feel Hopeless And I … Continue reading Hope Blooms