May 27, 2023
Spring color crests like a wave. Its peak is a relief and a celebration, made sweeter by contrast to winter. The earth becomes a wild painter of warm colors. Its annual masterpiece is drawn from a rich universal palette. Within it, it’s easy to see the art in everything. I pause to admire the painted days, before their brief tenure is gone. Inevitable growth precedes inevitable… READ MORE
April 20, 2023
Aliveness and awareness have waves. Their tides swell and fall within our individual yet intertwined lives. Deeper tides of receding and revival inform generations, species, and eras. Each of this planet’s six great extinctions has been followed by life flourishing in wild and brilliant new forms. I’m grateful for nature’s resurgent revivals.
I grew up within range of the ocean, where I discovered that… READ MORE
March 23, 2023
My mother called the year’s first flowers snow queens. They seem unconcerned about what we name them or whether I see them. They offer their tiny purple to the world, noticed or not. Their silent presence alerts me to look for the first evidence of green buds on deciduous trees, waiting to uncurl leaves still forming. The forest ground becomes softer and warmer in March, though not in a reliable way. Another freeze could… READ MORE