Redbud

We were touring the skeletal remains of corn fields in search of Sandhill Cranes, but we did not hear any bugle calls or see large birds in flight. It seemed the winter visitors had already migrated to their next residence. Occasionally a fleck of ice would mix with the drizzle hitting the windshield of the … Continue reading Redbud

Get Lucky

Planning starts in November. While others are procuring turkey, pumpkin, minces, sweet potatoes and French’s Crispy Fried Onions, I am in the frozen food aisle picking out frozen peas. Typically I go with black eyed peas, but this year, on the recommendation of a friend from Alabama, I went with purple hull peas. Supposedly the … Continue reading Get Lucky

Home

I have roamed the woods of Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky since I was a child. My parents taught me how to spot the signs of former home sites that have been overtaken by the woods and to watch for uncovered cisterns and wells. I feel a strong connection to the land. It feels like … Continue reading Home

Delight

“The quality of life is in proportion, always, to the capacity for delight. The capacity for delight is the gift of paying attention.”  Julie Cameron Recently a podcast I was listening to reminded me of Praying Mantises and Stick Bugs. I saw them often when I was a child running feral in the woods of Kentucky, but realized I had not seen … Continue reading Delight