Category Archives: nature

A Breeze Blowing Through

The other day I was sitting on the sofa across from a south facing window, in full lotus, getting ready to meditate. It’s usually an exercise in futility for me but sometimes I achieve a state of semi-peace. Nothing major.  … Continue reading

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Evening Stroll

I heard thunder rumble. Far away. The sun was shining. Very bright for 7:30 in the evening. Almost like midday. But not as hot. Today was a scorcher. July in central Florida can be one hot, muggy hell. But it … Continue reading

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The Owl

As I drove down the dark, wooded street I saw something in the middle of the road. Just sitting there. An owl! In the split second of surprise before I swerved around it, the beams from my headlights lit up … Continue reading

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Angry Birds!

It started all of a sudden. A blue jay brouhaha right outside the living room window. Five or six angry birds in full combat, screeching and dive-bombing for all they were worth. A cat skulking too near a nest? My … Continue reading

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Chillin’

It’s 5:30 on a warm and breezy March day in my Florida backyard. The air is clear and mellow with that slightly golden look it gets between afternoon and dusk, when the sun begins to lower. Lying back in my … Continue reading

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A Chorus of Crows

A cacaphony, a convention, a chorus of crows! Crow cries everywhere. All the day long. Spring migration I guess. Do they crow for the sheer joy of this flawless day? Not too hot, not too cold, just enough wind to … Continue reading

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Rain Lily Boy

I have this memory of a boy. A bittersweet memory more than 30 years old. It’s my son. A skinny ten year old, crooked-toothed before braces, with a thatch of light brown hair and calm eyes. A tender child not … Continue reading

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