Posted in Air, Change, Earth, Eastern Shore, Exploring, Family, Fire, Gifts, Gratitude, Health & Well-Being, Home, Life, Maryland, Metta, Mindfulness, Nature, Pennsylvania, Photography, Quotes, Spirit, Spring, Travel, Walking & Wandering, Wonder

A Monday meander: Second spring

A view on a morning walk in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Earth has many voices. Those who understand that Earth is a living being know this because they have translated themselves to the humble grasses and old trees. They know that Earth is a community that is constantly talking to itself; a communicating universe. And whether we know it or not, we are participating in the web of this community.

~ Joan Halifax

Continue reading “A Monday meander: Second spring”

Advertisements
Posted in Air, Critters, Earth, Eastern Shore, Exploring, Fire, Gifts, Gratitude, Maryland, Mindfulness, Nature, Photo Challenge/Assignment, Photography, Quotes, Sky, Spirit, Spring, Walking & Wandering, Wonder, Woods

Look up

Looking up in the woods to see the trees are greening and leafing out.

Learn to look up now and then, just in case a piano is falling from overhead.

~ Richelle E. Goodrich, Making Wishes

Continue reading “Look up”

Posted in Air, Assateague Island, Beach, Beginnings, Change, Climate Change, Critters, Earth, Eastern Shore, Exploring, Friends, Gifts, Gratitude, Life, Love, Maryland, Mindfulness, Nature, Photo Challenge/Assignment, Photography, Quotes, Sky, Spirit, Spring, Walking & Wandering, Water, Weather, Wonder

Soft

Soft greens of spring.

When all the world appears to be in a tumult, and nature itself is feeling the assault of climate change, the seasons retain their essential rhythm.  Yes, fall gives us a premonition of winter, but then, winter, will be forced to relent, once again, to the new beginnings of soft greens, longer light, and the sweet air of spring.

~ Madeleine M. Kunin

Continue reading “Soft”

Posted in Air, Change, Earth, Eastern Shore, Exploring, Fire, Garden, Gifts, Gratitude, Home, Life, Maryland, Mindfulness, Photography, Quotes, Spirit, Walking & Wandering, Water, Weather, Winter, Wonder

A Wednesday wander: Living in interesting times

Sleepy-eyed on a gray day.

What else is going on right this minute while ground water creeps under my feet? The galaxy is careening in a slow, muffled widening. If a million solar systems are born every hour, then surely hundreds burst into being as I shift my weight to the other elbow. The sun’s surface is now exploding; other stars implode and vanish, heavy and black, out of sight. Meteorites are arcing to earth invisibly all day long. On the planet, the winds are blowing: the polar easterlies, the westerlies, the northeast and southeast trades. Somewhere, someone under full sail is becalmed, in the horse latitudes, in the doldrums; in the northland, a trapper is maddened, crazed, by the eerie scent of the chinook, the sweater, a wind that can melt two feet of snow in a day. The pampero blows, and the tramontane, and the Boro, sirocco, levanter, mistral. Lick a finger; feel the now.

Spring is seeping north, towards me and away from me, at sixteen miles a day…

~ Annie Dillard

Continue reading “A Wednesday wander: Living in interesting times”

Posted in Air, Beach, Change, Critters, Earth, Eastern Shore, Exploring, Family, Fire, Gifts, Grandparenthood, Gratitude, Home, Life, Little Wookie, Love, Maryland, Mindfulness, Nature, Pennsylvania, Photography, Portals & Pathways, Quotes, Sky, Spirit, Travel, Walking & Wandering, Water, Winter, Wonder

A Monday meander

On the edge.

Beyond the edge of the world there’s a space where emptiness and substance neatly overlap, where past and future form a continuous, endless loop. And, hovering about, there are signs no one has ever read, chords no one has ever heard.

~ Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

Continue reading “A Monday meander”