Category Archives: nature

A Thin Place

We were canoeing down the river on a perfect April day and there was something palpable in the air. What mystics call “a thin place.” He told me that when he and his now-departed wife were canoeing down this very … Continue reading

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Serenade

With morning’s bright song in my step, taking me three miles out and back, and then — a mockingbird singing. Somewhere very close. I stop dead. There she is in the middle of the fence-climbing shrub, by the sidewalk. Almost … Continue reading

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Diamond Dust

Diamond dust. Isn’t that a pretty name? It sounds magical, like something a fairy would sprinkle from a magic wand. But this was a real thing. No magic needed. Only the right temperature to crystallize fog. I saw it twinkling, … Continue reading

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Cape Cod Girl

My friend is trying to find a mystery girl. Back in the 70s, when he was an aspiring young photographer, complete with free-spirit and long ponytail, he went around Cape Cod with cameras slung around his neck, out to see … Continue reading

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Fall at Last!

Fall has arrived –  at last! It comes late to south central Florida. Almost Thanksgiving and still in the muggy 80s yesterday, but today it’s a cool, gray, damp, blustery day.  Barely 70. Chilly for these parts! Wanting to get … Continue reading

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Air Boat Ride!

Engine roaring, wind whipping, water chopping, and everywhere the purple-gray sky of a coming storm. Racing across acres of water, lily pads, cat tails hummocks of grass. Coots skitter away, egrets and herons rise up from hiding, limpkins, bitterns, eagles … Continue reading

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Beautiful Prose: Excerpt #6

The sixth excerpt from my collection of beautiful prose is from the book, Beauty, by John O’Donohue, an Irish priest, poet and philosopher at the forefront of Celtic spirituality. His best known work is probably Anam Cara, an international bestseller. … Continue reading

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Monet Clouds

Blue sky floating with puffy, pink-white Monet clouds with blurry edges.

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Full Moon

Rounder and rounder the moon she grows, as if filled with a secret that nobody knows.

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Beautiful Prose: Excerpt #5

Here’s the fifth excerpt from my collection of beautiful prose. This one is An Unreasonable Woman, by Diane Wilson, a Texas gulf coast shrimp boat captain and mother of five who took on a powerful chemical company when she found … Continue reading

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