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THROUGH MY LENS: wait and see

Honeybees dance along a pair of delicate lace curtains hanging in my bathroom window. They are kind of an old-fashioned thing, lace curtains, but I love how the light moves through them on a sunny day, casting shadows and creating that feeling of soft warmth even in the winter. Especially in the winter. […]

THROUGH MY LENS: barn at sunrise

Where I live wide-open, empty fields abound. You can look for what seems like miles and find nothing but grassy acres awaiting crops of corn, wheat, or hay. Many times, however, there will be a dilapidated old barn sitting just on the perimeter, a crumbling memory of a farm’s former […]

Around the Farm: Something In the Air

This morning I took a walk through the fields for the first time in quite awhile, feeling somehow different, lighter, than I have in awhile. The air and sky didn’t feel as heavy, it wasn’t nearly as cold. Birds were singing, busily visiting the feeders. Even my chickens were interested in […]

Ready, set, go!

I am off this week on another adventure, heading to Boca Raton, FL, for a wedding. Part of me will be happy to escape the bitter taste of winter we’ve finally gotten if only for a few days. And that’s the part I’m focusing on, while the travel anxiety I battle brews, percolating […]

Becoming St. Louis

Meditating quietly in the shadow of all the struggles I’ve gone through this year with my kitten Clark, has been his rather saintly brother, Louis. He’s become a calm port in a sea of storms, the yang to Clark’s yin. He’s grown into a daily fixture of home and hearth, as pets are, reminding […]

Finding the Old Oak: A Love Story

Barbed wire pierced the trunk, bark having grown up and around it, becoming a part of the tree itself. Roots as wide as my arms and legs tumbled down into and ran among the gray stones. It was hard to tell where the tree started and the wall began. At that point, it didn’t really seem to matter: They were one, the wall and the tree, as they had been for a century…