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Proximity to Nature

Today, on the pier, I made friends with some fish. They felt my presence, the pier buoyant with each step, I worried I would let them down because I had no bread to toss, But for some reason, they stayed. … Continue reading

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Proximity of Place

I’ve come to realize that some places are deeply imprinted on my soul. ┬áLike a bird drawn to patterns of seasonal migration, there is a sort of homing beacon that prompts me to go, just go to particular places at … Continue reading

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Labyrinth

During the past 24 hours I have circled the labyrinth numerous times, sometimes as an act of my own meditation and others, accompanying campers and counselors as they experience the turns in which there is no wrong path as we … Continue reading

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Resurrection Lilies

This session of art camp, we are “considering the lilies of the field.”  Today, I watched our field literally fill with arriving campers and their families, bringing brightness and curiosity to our mountain camp.  Since I am new to the … Continue reading

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Springs and Falls

Whenever I hike during the summer in Virginia, I am painfully aware that I grew up in upstate New York.  I had nearly downed my water bottle half-way into today’s hike, and that barely made up for what my body … Continue reading

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I See the Moon

I may have written more blog posts about the moon than another other single subject. For whatever reason, the luminous moon is the aspect of nature that most enthralls me. I realize that there is a science to when, where, … Continue reading

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Owl Thoughts

This sight greeted me today, in the quiet of a Sunday afternoon. I keep seeing the eyes of this beautiful, majestic bird. In my head, heart, and soul, I keep hearing the imagery of one of my favorite poems of … Continue reading

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Winter Sunset

The sun sank low as cold air filled the void left by its warming rays, swiftly departing. As quickly as it sank, Brush strokes of coral tinted the western canvas, exposing the stark outlines of skeletal trees. There, then gone … Continue reading

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Advent Word: Wake Up!

Whenever I visit Shrinemont, I set my alarm clock for just-before-dawn. I throw on a jacket (unless it’s mid-summer!) and head to the labyrinth. Everything is silent, except the leaves and twigs beneath my feet. Birds are just waking. Once, … Continue reading

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Advent Word: Look

Today was an amazingly beautiful late Autumn day in Virginia. After several days of chilly weather…including some Thanksgiving hail…it felt refreshing to be outside in plain clothes without shivering. A stockpile of bulbs awaited planting: tulips, daffodils, grape hyacinth, crocus. … Continue reading

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