Stay Awhile 

Around me the trees stir in their leaves and call out “Stay Awhile .” The light flows from their branches and they call again, “It’s simple,” they say, ” and you too have come into the world to do this, to go easy, to be filled with light, and to shine.” ~Mary Oliver, “When I … Continue reading Stay Awhile 

Welcome Spring

In the beginning there was darkness and out of the darkness came the mother. From her flesh she formed the earth. With her tears she filled the seas and the lakes and rivers. She walked upon her creation and where she passed grew grasses, trees, and flowers. Her breath became the winds. With her right … Continue reading Welcome Spring

Elm Tree

Songbirds, mice, squirrels, woodchucks, and opossums eat the fruit and seeds. Rabbits and deer eat young trees. Bees, butterflies and other insects visit flowers and helps pollination. Caterpillars eat the leaves, parasitical fungi, such as oysters mushrooms grow on the trunk. Continue reading Elm Tree