Tag: trees

pinecones

Thoughts on Being Strong

When you are strong, you get things done. Through grit and determination, you meet goals that others said were impossible. (Yup, I started law school as a single mother of three, ended as a married mother of four. And I still passed the bar exam the first time.) […]

Respite

The world seems to move faster and faster, go-go-go! I can keep up for a little bit, but then it all starts to unravel. I lose track of the details first, and then I lose the big picture. I forget things I need to remember and dwell on […]

aspen tree

Aspens Teach Us Oneness

I’ve been thinking of oneness — the concept that all living creatures are just different facets of the same jewel or just different parts of the same organism. This is a concept that many resist because we don’t want to think that we’re the same as our enemies, […]

Tree Fingers

To stay in balance, I need time outside, in nature. Quiet time, not on my smartphone or listening to music. On a recent hike, I saw tree fingers everywhere I looked! They were young, old, and bent out of shape. Clean-shaven or mossy, straight or bent, there were […]

tree trunk, tree branches

We are Evergreen

The trail drew me like a siren’s song, to a rock facing a tree with a niche at the bottom. It reminded me of a fairy home. Behind it, there was a large swath of rust-colored ferns which had recently died in the cold night-time temperatures. Although it’s […]

snowy tree stumps

Where will the Hawks Rest Now?

I pass a couple of small groves of mature trees on my almost daily trip to take my youngest daughter to school. I love these mature trees, and the local hawks are seen daily in their branches as they scout for prey. Some of the trees had nests, […]

orange and white cat lays on a table

Russell Sprout has a Message

He invites me with a wiggle of his hips and the come-hither look in his eyes. As I near him, he stops and gives a sharp sound of delight. “Welcome to my garden,” he says, “thank you for tending it for me.” Russell Sprout was born feral and […]