Category Archives: memoir

Tea Journeys – Part Two

“I like the pause that tea allows.” – Waris Ahluwalia Sciue It’s the first week of November and I’m sitting in an airy gallery space with a real china cup filled with a creamy hot chocolate (purchased from a tiny … Continue reading

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genius loci (the spirit of a place)

“If you’re John Muir you want trees to live among. If you’re Emily, a garden will do. Try to find the right place for yourself. If you can’t find it, at least dream of it.” – Mary Oliver, Felicity Tomorrow, … Continue reading

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Flight

“Travel brings power and love back into your life.” – Rumi After almost three years of not flying we find ourselves above a dry patch of land with snow capped Mt. Baker (Washington) rising above dark blue winding rivers. There … Continue reading

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Daffodils Rising

“Autumn arrives in early morning, but spring at the close of a winter day.” – Elizabeth Bowen Mid-January is just around the corner and there are still sparkling lights to catch my eye as well as a magical lone sapling … Continue reading

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Bench Series (Winter)

“Darkness is where the magic of moonlight lives.” – Unknown Before our part of the world became a winter wonderland, there were two days where I happily found myself – sitting at an outdoor table at the “cabin in the … Continue reading

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Sweet Tidings

“May and October, the best smelling months? December: evergreen, frost, wood smoke , cinnamon.” – Lisa Kleypas A creamy hot chocolate and Harry Potter were my companions today after practicing yoga at home amid the tail end of yet another … Continue reading

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Wandering

“Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves, we have had our summer evenings, now for October eves.” – Humbert Wolfe It’s the first day of autumn and after an early morning rain and atmospheric mist, … Continue reading

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Second Summer

“By all these lovely tokens September days are here, with summer’s best of weather and autumn’s best of cheer.” – Helen Hunt Jackson A burnt orange crescent moon rose in the night sky late this week, ushering in a glowing … Continue reading

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Golden Hour

“But in the midst of all that is, was or ever will be, there is a light that keeps shining, reaching us from far away.” – Sasha Sagan After an unexpected and very deadly heatwave that enveloped the West Coast … Continue reading

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Feed Your Soul

“Explore the earth, soak up her beauty, and let it feed your soul. Love her like your own, and then leave her be.” – April 2021 Alive magazine Deep verdant green and fragrant gardens draw me most days to paths … Continue reading

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