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Hope Springs Eternal

Hope Springs Eternal

March 29, 2023 Early springtime has arrived in the Northeast accompanied by sounds of red-winged blackbirds calling from the air and spring peepers croaking from the ponds. "Red-winged Blackbird" by Mimi Ditchie is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0. Crocuses...

Flower essences for motivation

Flower essences for motivation

Recently, I participated in an online workshop with the Center for Biography and Social Art.  The workshop was called “Seasons in Nature, Seasons in Life.” Over 20 participants from throughout the United States, as well as other countries, shared experiences...

Six ways to truly enjoy and appreciate nature

Six ways to truly enjoy and appreciate nature

Recently, I attended a book sale at a library in Hudson, NY. I came across a small book with no image on the yellow hardcover except the words Pilgrimage to the Tree of Life and Albert Steffen. This book of two essays was originally published in German and contained,...

First snowfall of winter in the Berkshires

First snowfall of winter in the Berkshires

Last night Ginger, our mini Golden Doodle, and I ran through snow six inches deep. She bounded and leapt: Rudolph the Reindeer-- reddish colored fur--without the red nose. Snow clung to her curly fur. Ice balls matted her paws. Soon, I would pry them off, melt them...