Happy Summer!

Happy Summer!

This picture always makes me feel peaceful and relaxed, just what I want from summer. I took it at Broken Kettle Grasslands Preserve in...
I Married Mother Nature*

I Married Mother Nature*

“The earth is no wanton to give up all her best to every comer, but keeps a sweet, separate intimacy for each.” Mary Hunter Austin Preface to The Land of Little Rain * An almost true storyIn my 20s, I bought flowers and fancy chocolates for straight girls. I also said...
It’s There if You Know Where to Look

It’s There if You Know Where to Look

“To be an American is to move on, as if we could outrun change. To attach oneself to place is to surrender to it, and suffer with it.” Kathleen Norris Dakota: A Spiritual Geography North and South Dakota are full of places where the people have moved on, but the...
Why Being a Morning Person Rocks

Why Being a Morning Person Rocks

“It gives me great pleasure to rise before dawn and set out on a remote, empty trail or road to a seductive place. Ellen Meloy The Last Cheater’s Waltz And it’s all the better if you make it there in time for...