Tag Archives: nature

Don’t be afraid to scale down beside waterfalls.

I could tell you stories. Every walk in nature writes a novella. If you look carefully you can find the characters, the plot, the resolution. Would you like to read four short stories?  (I promise they shall be short.)  At … Continue reading

Posted in July 2014 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 33 Comments

Slapping mosquitoes, picking off wood ticks and welcoming spring

Happy weekend, readers. The last day of May beckons. I just slapped a mosquito here in the house, ending its short buzzing life. They rise in clouds in the woods, singing their blood-sucking songs.  Barry thinks I exaggerate about the … Continue reading

Posted in May 2014 | Tagged , , , , , , | 26 Comments

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, crab apple jelly, and red Georgia clay

New Year’s Day, 2014. I eat toast slathered with translucent red crab apple jelly that glistens like a stained glass window through its home in a tiny mason jar.  It’s a Christmas gift from a daughter who found it in … Continue reading

Posted in January 2014 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 85 Comments

Response to an angry blog commenter

Yesterday morning, still half-asleep, I read an angry comment from a blog reader. Let’s call him Dan.  The poor fellow once found himself lost in the woods and wanted practical tips to aid him next time such an event might … Continue reading

Posted in November 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 45 Comments

Life’s a Beach

Every morning this week, here on Fort Myers Beach, we’ve left my parent’s condo on the Back Bay and ambled for about 25 minutes toward the beach. We gain beach access through a grassy path.  This week the sprinklers shot … Continue reading

Posted in November 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 36 Comments

Blessings of the flock

Tuesday.  Blessings of the flock. You’re walking up the road.  The air feels still.  Silence reigns between tall trees with lingering yellow leaves.  Fallen leaves smell crisp with childhood memories of burning raked piles.  In the distance, a logging truck … Continue reading

Posted in November 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 48 Comments

Dare-devil cliff jumper or rock-squatter sipping tea?

Last weekend, as many of you might recall, was the Weekend of the Susies. On Sunday, blogging buddy Suzi Banks Baum, from Laundry Line Divine, and I met in person (for the first time) and proceeded to dine at the … Continue reading

Posted in October 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 34 Comments

Pausing to sip tea and breathe in autumn beauty

     

Posted in October 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , | 30 Comments

Hiking by the Hungarian Falls with friends

Last Saturday evening we traveled with friends to the Hungarian Falls, just north of Hancock, near Dollar Bay. We aimed to hike by the falls before eating dinner in Calumet at Carmelitas, a Mexican restaurant, where you buy chips and … Continue reading

Posted in September 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 30 Comments

A tale before supper of sunrise, caterpillars & ghosts

Ohmygoodness!   I’m feeling a creative high lately.  After at least two months of ho-hum suddenly I’m wanting to blog every day!  (Don’t worry, it probably won’t continue to happen, although you never know, she said with an evil grin.) … Continue reading

Posted in September 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 60 Comments