autumn and Faith and celebration and….

I’m sitting here in darkened room, somewhere between Equinox and Monday. The fire is still burning outside. Bottles and plates and evidences strewn like art around the kitchen. My man has tucked in, my sons hours before him, guests tripping along home. And the moon hangs and hides and peeks. And now, from that balance … Continue reading

sow beauty, leave beauty

{I had many more photos and lniks back through the past many years, but they didn’t all work and it’s oh so late. So here is a post which took too long but hopefully holds something of value.} I was sweaty, dirt-caked, and aching. For the passerby, the front yard still looked neglected: overgrown, dandelion’d, … Continue reading

Winter Solstice {a few days after the fact}

This is an excerpt from another piece, sharing what this Solstice means to me and my family, and some of the thought within it. And yes, Solstice happened on Friday but we were on the road so…here you go! — Winter Solstice The Winter Solstice is intricately woven into our Advent celebration, and always lands … Continue reading

Season begets Season

Shorter days, frosty nights, the pull of the moon further into autumn. Our home, yard, and family have undergone a change. The woodstove now pushes against the morning chill as we don mitts and toques for our morning jogs. The tomatoes are finished, the carrots are turning sweet, and the last almost-orange pumpkin has been … Continue reading

Equinox and the New Year

Fall Equinox! Beautiful hues of summer giving way harvest, skies swirling with arctic ice and harvest dust, pumpkin orbs, and last pickings. Scents of leaves and apples and smoke. Frosty morning breath warming to perfectly milkd afternoons and falling back to sweaters and stockings by dinner. The stirrings of new soup and the cravings for … Continue reading

A project to share

Oh there is so much living and thinking and doing and reflecting and creating and…Good Things going on! (Yes, I remain ‘away’, this is just an announcement of sorts) On this Monday I want to share this with you and invite you to participate (locally or as a project in your own zone) as I … Continue reading


Spring, spring, spring, happy happy SPRING!!! Today is the Vernal Equinox, the first day of spring. How wonderful! I find it difficult to believe that we’ve really made it through winter. Wow! Months ago I was convinced that this would be the longest winter ever. Now I’m amazed at how quickly it went by, how … Continue reading

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