Fiddleheads

Fiddleheads

Spring brings a wealth of flora to my senses. I am amazed as deep burgundy peony stalks, and tiny vibrant crocuses give way to a carpet of violets. And there! Daffodil bolting skyward and popping proudly to attention sunny faces reaching to the light. The shrubs...
Beauty of Nature

Beauty of Nature

Up close and Personal with Penguins We’d arrived in the Falkland Islands overnight. Our shore party disembarked by tender at first light, eager for the day. The skies were cloudless and blue, one of the very few days of “blue bird” sky which the Falkland...
Beauty of Nature

Beauty of Nature

We jumped off the back of the catamaran and into the warm tropical waters, our masks and snorkels in place. The underwater shape of the sailing yacht hovered above us, swinging at her anchor. I took Peters hand, and we kicked our fins, slowly swimming toward the...

At the Height of Summer

As the evenings begin to cool off quickly, Canada geese are preparing for fall – honking their way along the water in vast armadas as stately as the tall ships of old. The yellow-y down feathered chicks of spring have become grown, molted into their adult plumage, now...
Vignette at a Wintery Cove

Vignette at a Wintery Cove

The weather breaks between cold blasts and rain squalls. The lingering autumn leaves have been swept away from bare-bones branches, floating into coves or pummeled by feckless tides before sinking to their compostory. A fire burns deep within me, remnants of summer’s...
Our Communion with Trees

Our Communion with Trees

Like fractals spiraling into smaller and smaller particles, the braching and rooting of trees takes us ever-upwards to tap into the tiniest molecule of CO2 entering through the photosynthisis in her leaves and ever-downwards to the smallest ryzomes and water droplets...

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