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On the Edge of Wild

On Summer Solstice morning - Litha, for some of us - I took a long-handled scythe into the meadow garden. This area was set aside to allow the native sedges and other wild plants a place to grow and reseed themselves more-or-less without constraint.  It's intended to be mown once or twice a year, and... Continue Reading →

A Table for One

It was Beltane Eve, around 6 pm. Thanks to a cool front that blew through last night, the temperature never got above 76 deg F and once the last of the clouds faded around noon, the day was sunny and bright. I was collecting the washing from the clothesline when I felt a familiar tug. I glanced... Continue Reading →

Abiding

A pair of Yellow-Crowned Night Herons (Nyctanassa violacea) are making themselves at home in the tall oak tree that overhangs my outdoor meditation and ritual space. I noticed them in March during my afternoon after-work chill out meditation period. I'd been sitting and quietly enjoying the sight of the trees tossing their heads in the... Continue Reading →

Wild Hares

There was a March Hare in my garden last night - well, a March Cottontail if you want to split hairs (har-har!) He sped across the yard, stopped and gave a shout, sped a bit more, stopped and cried out again, and so on all the way to the woods at the back of the... Continue Reading →

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