Tagged With: Garden

Grand Plan

October 31, 2016

In the corner of my well-collected room there is a gilded chair, with cushions of soft cedar green. I observe both chair and my pleasure in it, thinking how odd it is to have something right there in my room so finely made that the gilding is not ostentatious, but appropriate. I do not sit in […]

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Coming to

May 22, 2016

I’m in my socks on a quiet street in the old section of town, pulling goutweed out of the garden.  It’s early on an idyllic spring morning, full of bees and growth, flowers and a gentle cool breeze.  A starling, harsh and insistent, comments on my weeding.  I explain that in the ecosystem of my tiny […]

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Summerfolk Monday

August 20, 2012

The sense of openness continues long after Irene has gone to bed and been piped out of the park.  It’s as though the parade brought them home here through our house – Sarah Slean, Royal Wood, Oscar Lopez, the Lemon Bucket Orchestra, The Rwandan guys, The Powerful Women from New Zealand, The MacKenzie Blues Band […]

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The Great, Resounding Green

June 19, 2012

…trees like green walls out every window, on every floor.  This happened suddenly, when the ash leaves opened – about 3 weeks ago.  Now the air tastes still and green and humid-heavy, builds in a dark blustering crash to thundering rain on our metal roof, then abates and burns with full sun again.  Even the […]

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Reflections in Cordwood

April 20, 2012

It’s as good a time as any for reflection. 6am, still dark outside in the northern hemisphere. I sit at the downstairs table beside a pinging wood stove.  It’s beaming heat onto the cat, who’s a puddle of contentment. We began this house project in 2006 with the enthusiasm and energy of young saplings reaching […]

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trouble

May 26, 2011

definition:  the difference between what you believe and what someone else believes.  The greater the difference, the more trouble you’re in. For humans (who should know better), there must also be a fairly strong element of denial involved to make this so. Example 1. (DISCLAIMER:  this following does not refer to any specific event or […]

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Intention to

May 11, 2011

I know that I if I move in a random life-direction for long enough something significantly intense and resonant will cross my path.   This event will focus my attention, and alter my direction.  For most of my ’20’s the world was large enough that I could, in this way, make like a pinball and […]

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Wintergarden

January 14, 2011

Some folks – lots of folks, actually – don’t ever get to be ‘in’ winter. I’m really really lucky to be able to witness it daily. Time slows down.

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