Monthly Archives: February 2015

WINTER’S COVENANT, SPRING’S PROMISE

Yesterday, when I pulled aside the yellow straw that served as their winter blanket, I really didn’t expect to see their small heads nestled against the black soil. It is early yet—still February, just barely—but there they were. My breath … Continue reading

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HOPE AND FAITH

Here on the tail-end of winter, before spring is more than a promise, I wanted to post this particular lesson from the Winter Sojourn Web Retreat that I’m leading right now. About 17 of us are exploring the mysteries of … Continue reading

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Ant Bee

I should not be having any reason to fuss or fret about my bee hive at this time of year. This is the time that my only task ought to be sending prayers to the bee gods that my beloved … Continue reading

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Cranesbill—Balancing Medicine

This week, I searched online to find the identity of a plant that grows everywhere in my yard. I’ve been told by three gardeners that this is a weed, but no one could tell me what it was. I finally … Continue reading

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NETTLES: THE ENERGIZER BUNNY OF THE PLANT WORLD

I have a close and enduring relationship with Stinging Nettle, and I’ll tell you why: This plant is a healing wonder. At least, she has been so for me and I suspect that if you were to make her acquaintance, … Continue reading

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HOUSE, BEES, PONDS, AND ME

The sun sank in a rose-colored ball this evening, across the sky from a full rainbow woven over a sea-foam of clouds. As I was finishing my nightly walk-about around our summer-sleepy yard, our first sacred Datura flower opened up … Continue reading

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