Symbiosis

Symbiosis is a relationship between two or more life forms that is mutually beneficial, one of the oldest being winged insects and flowering plants needing each other for survival. An extraordinary example is the remora and sharks. The remora rides the back of a shark or a whale and feeds off floating leftovers from the…

When a Hummingbird Says Goodbye

Our hummingbirds are ready for their long migration. Flying Wings of Jewels They soar and dip, Pivot in mid air Buzz and flit Showing off such flare. And one came so near And studied my face With nothing to fear It fluttered in place. I watched contrite As he flew out of sight. A visit…

New Leaf

There is something so special in the early leaves drifting from trees—as if we are all allowed a chance to peel, to refresh, to start again. ——-Ruth Ahmed Perhaps the earth can teach us, as when everything seems dead and later proves to be alive. -—Pablo Neruda Create in me a clean heart, O God;…

Live Oak Fern

Revitalizing, Renovating, and Renewing. You Don’t Even Know It’s There You never see this fern slumbering atop the branches of our live-oak tree. It is hardly noticeable, but after an overnight rainfall, it rebounds into a vibrant, leafy plant, covering the branches with lush green vines. It is aptly called “Resurrection Fern”—nature’s way of teaching…

The Unseen: Embracing Mystery

Unexpected Road Some of the best years of my childhood were spent on the Trionfo family farm in Southern New Jersey, not too far from the lush Pine Barrens, teeming with wildlife.  Adjacent to the farm was an obscure country lane, appropriated named, Unexpected Road.   As a child I would mosey down the dirt…

September is . . .

September is . . . Crisp as a ripe apple and, Tawny as a bronze pear. And nature’s hand Paints the land Golden everywhere. September is . . . Farms that grow Sweet potatoes And cycles to resume. Soup in the pot, And the equinox, Under a Pumpkin Moon. Autumn is a second spring when…

Fog at the Shore

Fog A purple-gray cloud of soft misty gauze That Sandberg describes as cats’ paws Creeping and curling to sleep on the ground Cushioning me from sights and sound. What mysteries lay so softly concealed Calling me in, for meanings revealed. Each water droplet a mysterious orb Questions that tug, so much to absorb. Life is…

Chrysanthemums, On the Crest of Fall

The Chrysanthemum: From the Greek chrysos meaning gold, and anthemon meaning flower, the golden “MUM” has much to say, Mums tell us there is enduring beauty and strength amid the natural cycles of life. With petals shooting out like stars The golden spheres radiate birth. When garden perfume begin to wan Pots of mums remind…

Gratitude: Uplift to Everything

Abundance is in the seeing, not the gathering. —–G. Hill Back in February of this year, I posted “A Groundswell of Gratitude” . The link to that post is below. I wrote about an experience when I felt spiritually lifted off the ground. I am sure you have had those experiences— when your spirit soars…

Interlaced

Note: This post was ‘strung together’ while making friendship bracelets for my grandchildren. What do I do with all those gems, The jewels of joy to live again. Moments of cheer and sweetness so dear, I want to keep them very near . . . So . . . I string them on a necklace…