Recently-in-the-Garden

Lots happening in the garden this time of year! Last weekend we had a big Fence-Mending work day, replacing the rusted-out chicken wire that was no longer keeping critters out of the garden. Take that! goundhogs and bunnies! Then yesterday, housemates A and N helped me weed strawberries, water and plant broccoli and red cabbage. …

Spring Awakening

Fifteen years ago I climbed this hill, carrying only a bedroll, a sheet of plastic, some twine and a gallon jug of lemon-maple cayenne water to carry me through a three day fast. Today I am sitting on the rock that I slept on back in 1997, listening to spring awakening the mountains. Here a hawk, …

Snow Day

I always ask for snow for my birthday, but since it falls in November, I haven't had my wish fullfilled in some years. Today, however, this quiet grey began to creep over the landscape as I was at the gym for morning workout. By lunchtime notable flakes were drifting down. an hour later and they …

Headwinds

I took the dogs to the river today, the sun was out! We've all been indoors too much, writing, painting, cooking. Today, walking was the first priority. The winter beech leaves can be quite a bright golden peach in the winter, contrasted with the drabness of dried leaves and bark. The green of moss and …