Tuesday, May 29, 2012

One Minute Meditation - Holy Spirit Come

Holy spirit, come
In birdsong and babbling water,
In fresh breezes and squirrel chatter
In the quiet of grass growing 
In the stillness of moonlight
In the laughter of little ones
In the touch of those who love me.
Thanks be for all.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Alone on the Water

Alone on the water, or so it seems.
Yet the air is filled with birdsong
And under the surface darting fish.
In between, cormorant, blue heron, turtle, and me;
Black-crowned night heron, little green heron,
A pair of ducks - mallards I think- and me;
Surrounded by life, if only I look.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Spring Beauty

Spring is such a busy time. Planting, tending, watching, breathing...every day new, air perfumed with honeysuckle. Of course, getting the garden started has taken time and energy. Finally almost everything has been planted. We've enjoyed the strawberries, early salad greens and asparagus. Peas are blooming and will be productive soon. Tomatoes, green beans, okra, squashes and peppers are growing. The maintenance phase is beginning now.
From April, 2010
 April Awaking

Wake to sweet bird song
Bathed in honeysuckled air
Deer quietly grazing.

Bill and I took the kayaks out on Melton Hill for the first time last week. I didn't get catch any fish (not even any bites). However, the experience was a wonderful workout for body and soul. I being close the the water and bank for views that I just don't see any other way. I've shared some of my favorite pics below from the lake and from the garden.

Mother on Melton Hill

Solomon Seal

Tupil Poplar

Wild Columbine on rock outcrop

Yellow Flags in the pond
Tomatoes are growing

Early salad greens