To Be

I woke to a million diamonds flashing in the garden—small beads of last night's fog suspended on leaf tips. The sun, already risen and making her way up to center stage, teased me for my late arrival. I smiled at her and took a seat, warming my hands on my mug of...

Moving Towards The Unknown

Soggy and sullen, the clouds hang pinned to sky, flapping in the breeze like wet laundry. A line of crows flies under them, snaking their way to the ocean cliffs. "Today feels ominous," I whispered to God, a slight shiver moving through me. "It's the unknown that...

Gardening The Soul

The small patch of earth smothered in old mulch looked forlorn there in the eastern corner of the garden. "You could make something special with it," God said. A hungry robin flew in and scratched about, her redbreast a welcomed splash of color against the sea of...

The Composer

Night was falling; the trees spoke to one another, their voices rising with each rustling leaf. The crickets tuned their wings and played their songs as a handful of crows flew noisily overhead, calling out the directions home, already late, and in a hurry. I laid...

Dancing Into The New Day

The moon swung open the garden gate and came on in, taking a seat in the wicker chair. She sat there for hours while I slept—the mystery of the night unfolding around her. Just before dawn, she tapped at my window, inviting me to join her. I put on my robe and padded...

Setting Your Sails

A sudden gust picked up the windchimes, crashing them into the fence. They clanged with such force that I startled. All-day the chimes rang, the wind forcing itself through the garden. It was the kind of wind that left me feeling uneasy, reminding me how chaotic life...

Open Eyes

A crow landed in the top of a tall pine, startling a flock of sparrows. They took flight, a cloud of confetti moving across the blue sky.  I watched them until they disappeared off towards the ocean. There are worlds of wonder taking place all around me, I thought to...

Coming And Going

A lazy morning of toast and coffee—the whole day stretched out before me, unencumbered by anything that needed my attention. I watched the life in the garden wake up, greeting the new day. A mother bird fed her little one at the feeder, offering him sunflower seeds,...

I Want To Be A Garden

In the heat of the midday sun, two finches took turns at the feeder, flying in from a nearby tree. They caroled to one another, their sweet voices filling the garden with joy. I pushed my spade deep into the earth, turning over the dark crumbly soil, preparing it for...

Angels In Disguise

"Let go, let God," I repeated over and over as I pushed the hand trowel into the soft earth—concerns about the financial impact of the pandemic on my mind. An earthworm wiggled in the exposed soil. Gently, I picked her up and moved her out of the way of the trowel....
To Be

To Be

I woke to a million diamonds flashing in the garden—small beads of last night's fog suspended on leaf tips. The sun, already risen and making her way up to center stage, teased me for my late arrival. I smiled at her and took a seat, warming my hands on my mug of...

Moving Towards The Unknown

Moving Towards The Unknown

Soggy and sullen, the clouds hang pinned to sky, flapping in the breeze like wet laundry. A line of crows flies under them, snaking their way to the ocean cliffs. "Today feels ominous," I whispered to God, a slight shiver moving through me. "It's the unknown that...

Gardening The Soul

Gardening The Soul

The small patch of earth smothered in old mulch looked forlorn there in the eastern corner of the garden. "You could make something special with it," God said. A hungry robin flew in and scratched about, her redbreast a welcomed splash of color against the sea of...

The Composer

The Composer

Night was falling; the trees spoke to one another, their voices rising with each rustling leaf. The crickets tuned their wings and played their songs as a handful of crows flew noisily overhead, calling out the directions home, already late, and in a hurry. I laid...

Dancing Into The New Day

Dancing Into The New Day

The moon swung open the garden gate and came on in, taking a seat in the wicker chair. She sat there for hours while I slept—the mystery of the night unfolding around her. Just before dawn, she tapped at my window, inviting me to join her. I put on my robe and padded...

Setting Your Sails

Setting Your Sails

A sudden gust picked up the windchimes, crashing them into the fence. They clanged with such force that I startled. All-day the chimes rang, the wind forcing itself through the garden. It was the kind of wind that left me feeling uneasy, reminding me how chaotic life...

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