My day at Dayspring Retreat Center was, again, full of beauty, stillness and peace. I forget how much I enjoy the time in silence. The Divine speaks so loudly through Creation! The photos above capture some of the moments of our conversation… In the chatter of the tree limbs banging one against another, You are … More How silently, how silently…
I had other plans for this weekend. Spreading mulch and doing weeding, some errands to the garden center… which the downpours have postponed. And I’ll confess it made me a little cranky. Then I broke a favorite glass… And I have to pay bills… do laundry and dishes… All which were beginning to put me … More Rain. Reign.
Beauty at the Beach It’s a place that speaks through its silence and its beauty, in the riot of colors and variety of vegetation in the changes of humidity and the intensity of the heat in the opportunity for rest and silence… For these and many other reasons, I enjoy our trips to the ocean. … More Beauty at the Beach
It stormed last night The wind and rain woke me (or perhaps it was the cats, running for cover in a panic!) This morning I found the air was fresh, the heat abated, and the dewy aftermath of the storm beaded every surface. How true it is that storms in life come, overwhelm and panic, … More After The Storm
Every year, it happens. Every year, usually the end of March, it seems impossible. Spring shows up in all of its hyperactive glory! What a wondrous thing!! A hydrangea bush, which 2 weeks ago was timidly peeping through the mulch, today has burst through the supportive wire frame and is working at setting buds and … More In full bloom: a season of growth and change
I had to throw away a desk blotter – the kind that you can slide pictures or little quotes underneath. (I know it doesn’t make much sense to have this kind of desk blotter, particularly since mine is always COVERED with papers. But I like them.) Anyway, there were some quotes that I had carefully … More From The Blotter
Check out this video of migrating European starlings. The correct term is “murmuration” in case you’re playing Jeopardy. 🙂 It is absolutely beautiful. Murmuration from Sophie Windsor Clive on Vimeo. Now There are no words to adequately describe it.