Category Archives: Environment

The Year’s Last, Loveliest Smile

The first day of fall was a week ago, but until today the weather was still very much summer like. Today is the first ‘fall like” day we’ve had. It’s overcast, rainy and cool. The following originally posted almost a … Continue reading

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But Are We Grateful?

What an irony it is that these living beings whose shade we sit in, whose fruit we eat, whose limbs we climb, whose roots we water, to whom most of us rarely give a second thought, are so poorly understood. … Continue reading

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As One Might Make An Offering

There are mornings like today where specific inspiration for writing of my gratitude is outside my grasp. On those days I seek out a favorite writer or a poem dear or else seek out something I have not read before. … Continue reading

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The Year’s Last, Loveliest Smile

The first chill of fall has hung around for three days now and there is change in the air. Lawns and bushes are still holding their green, but leaves are coming down. The time of autumn’s grand display is not … Continue reading

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The Rain Is My Dear Friend

Sodden clouds, intermittent wipers and home, sweet home I love the rain. I don’t mean I grudgingly appreciate its ecological necessity. I don’t mean I’ve learned to tolerate it. I don’t mean I wait it out, flipping through the calendar … Continue reading

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Muffling Gift of Falling Water

Often I have written about my love of rain and how it fills a crack in my soul like nothing else. A long, soaking shower makes me feel safe and protected for reasons I have never fully understood, but I … Continue reading

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A Small Change of Perspective

Last year here in Oklahoma many record high temperature records were set. This year is shaping up to be another record summer with heat frequently above 100. All across the country people are bearing unusually hot temps.  The overly warm days is … Continue reading

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Pictorial Expressions of Gratitude

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then here are 10,000 words to express my gratitude this morning.                           As I discovered these images each one provoked a positive emotion within: one of gratitude … Continue reading

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What the Mind is Prepared to Comprehend

…to understand the dream, is to know what a dream is made of. What it is made of is simple: Thought. To understand thought, and its relationship to dreams is to understand the Dreamer. You are the Dreamer. This is … Continue reading

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From Then Till Now To Summer

To a good degree I have a high school English teacher named Miss Upchurch to thank for cultivating my love of poetry.  That written in lyrical rhyming form is my favorite kind as it bounces along when read almost like … Continue reading

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