Tag Archives: forest

Dance of illumination in the woods

  I sat on the couch this morning watching the mind leap from past to future, yesterday to tomorrow, always spinning a thousand imaginings. Slowly the restless mind settled into the ambiance of the room, the shadows of light dancing … Continue reading

Posted in July 2018 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 34 Comments

The Green Man

I spend seconds, minutes, hours, days, watching leaves on our forest trees. Electric early-summer leaves in shades of velvet green and lime green and verdant green. Leaves fluttering. Leaves lying stock-still, not phased by any ruffling wind. Leaves kissed by … Continue reading

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

Merry Christmas from our snowy Little House in the Big Woods to yours!

Merry Christmas, dear readers, from our snowy Little House in the Big Woods in Aura, Upper Peninsula, Michigan, just a dozen owl hoots from the nearest four-way stop. I wish you the happiest of holidays.  May you enjoy this season … Continue reading

Posted in December 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 42 Comments

Throw back your neck and howl

We really must quit meeting like this. We must quit telling stories blessed freezing winter day after winter day. But why not tell stories? The local Anishinabe huddled around campfires in wigwams all winter spinning yarns of Wenabozhoo and the … Continue reading

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Pausing to sip tea and breathe in autumn beauty

     

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

How chickadees sleep at night in winter and other forest tales

Sometimes I think I should write more posts about what it’s like to live in the woods. How many people in this world still live in a forest surrounded by trees and more trees and a few more trees? In … Continue reading

Posted in August 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 40 Comments

To gaze, perchance to linger…

Yesterday afternoon I read an article in Orion magazine about the art of gazing. The author, Trebbe Johnson, urges us to open our hearts to brokenness in her powerful essay “Gaze even here.” She shares about visiting a logged forest … Continue reading

Posted in February 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 35 Comments