Tag Archives: nature

notice what’s beautiful

For today, I notice what’s beautiful. The world is so much more than what turns up on a screen. So for today, I look around me and notice what’s beautiful. And it is everywhere. I notice the cat’s gentle eyes. … Continue reading

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signs of life

Spotted this little dude while out on a freshly walkable trail. The flood waters have receded, and the snow is mostly gone, so it feels good to get back out there. The sun was shining on the little muskrat, lighting … Continue reading

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of animals and ecosystems

Wolves were airlifted into the US from Canada at the end of February to bolster the wolf population in Michigan’s Isle Royale National Park. The purpose is to help control the moose population there. This week, though, we heard that … Continue reading

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doodles: earth haiku

earth clothed by God’s hand we pull threads, seams come undone leaving only rags

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dog walks at the shelter

Walks with my canine friends at the shelter continue. There is always a need. Most of my furry buddies are pretty excited to get out into the snow, delighted to snuffle their noses a bit in the white stuff. They … Continue reading

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contemplating the Green New Deal

I care immensely about the earth, the people on it, and our beautifully interdependent relationship.  So it is with some hope that I saw the Green New Deal become a topic of discussion in recent months. Last week, of course, … Continue reading

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embracing the polar vortex

The snow flies around me, tracing wild paths through the air. The wind sweeps it over and down the roof of a house, and then, up, up, and it suddenly swirls into a small tornado – fast and fantastic. I … Continue reading

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