Saturday, July 25, 2015

Rain Meditation



After the rain
Be still and listen
As the water seeks the earth.



Pouring from the roof
Splashing from deck rails
Spilling from leaves



Listen as the rain song slows.
Breathe in harmony
With the heartbeat of the rain.


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Where ever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you harmony.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Pickled Beets











After a few hours of satisfying labor, we have sixteen pints of mid-summer in a jar. I don't enjoy the usual sugar and spice with pickled beets, so I leave them unsweetened and season them with garlic and herbs.

Where ever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you all the beauty and bounty of mid-summer, and the joy of satisfying labor.

Friday, July 03, 2015

Golden Afternoon


The day was ideal... blue skies, warm air, soft breeze. My sons had hiked out to the woods to check the blackberry bramble for ripe berries.  Mabel and I decided to take a long ramble ourselves.
Nothing eases body and mind like walking beneath a green roof of leaves through patches of golden light.  We heard the boys before we saw them.





We walked amid daisies, black eyed Susan's, and St John's Wort, which is reputed to lift depression in the form of tinctures and other preparations. Perhaps there is also value in merely walking amid yellow flowers in a green field beneath a blue sky.

Where ever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you joy and peace.