I am in awe of deciduous trees in the winter. They stand so tall and so proud, completely bare to the world during the harshest months of the year. To me, this is a remarkable example of self-care. A deciduous tree actually prepares itself to rest and restore. It lets go of everything it has worked so hard to produce, every single leaf.Read More
Music from my garden
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it." -Andy Warhol
When I slow down to take in the world around me, I am overwhelmed by the beauty and magic that surrounds us. These moments of wonder change and inspire me and I hope they will uplift you, too.
To me, trees illustrate so poignantly the importance of growing with intention. Whether I find myself on level ground or a rocky hillside, taking the time to spread out my roots can be the difference between remaining upright after a storm or collapsing with the rush of water. I am easily distracted by the illusion that there might be a faster way to reach the sunlight, but the reality is, I will never get there without a healthy foundation.Read More
Realizing how much I used to take the rain for granted makes me wonder what other gifts I might be overlooking. What acts of kindness did I miss? What simple comforts have I taken for granted in my life, from the roof that has always been over my head to the shoes on my feet? Once I start to think about it, I notice good things all around me, like puddles lingering after a storm.Read More
It wouldn’t be hard to go through a day without noticing a bee visiting flowers or a hummingbird busily working in the garden. Whether we stop to notice them or not, pollinators like bees, hummingbirds, butterflies, even bats, complete tiny thousands of tiny miracles every day. The stunning beauty of pollinators is all around us, and we are largely oblivious to it... Even in the dark, when it seems that nature is at rest, life is regenerating itself.Read More