Category Archives: Nature

Life Lessons from Winter

Life Lessons from Winter

The park’s dull, gray, curving paths glistened a deep black, speckled with flecks of silver and blue—liquid mirrors of daylight and winter sky. A manmade canvas doused with a New Year’s first rain. A 30-minute walk in balmy air. A renewed love affair. One I have each year with winter. The only season that consistently… Continue Reading

Nature’s Gift of the Present

Nature’s Gift of the Present

As our meeting ended, he, a man with whom I have done business with for many years, rose from my kitchen table and gave me a lasting gift. We had discussed  financial futures, the stock market, the economy, the recent election. Not only was what he shared a gift to me, it was the way he… Continue Reading

Farewell Ode to November

Farewell Ode to November

It has arrived. The dark of this Wednesday, the last of November. Most of the previous 29 days masqueraded as Indian summer;  the chorus of fall rising in a parched crescendo at month’s end. Monday morning’s buffet brunch of chill, hue, and aroma roused my senses from their dull preoccupation. It is November. My sudden… Continue Reading

Details. It’s in the Details

Details. It’s in the Details

As I locked the back door, I heard the sudden ssshushh in the tops of the deciduous forest behind my condominium. What was that? A storm signaling? Like that day and the days before it and the days before those, it was another hot one in August. I put my keys and wallet into the… Continue Reading

The Power of Nature to Be Present in the Now

The Power of Nature to Be Present in the Now

It is possible to be physically present in nature but not be present in the one “Now” moment that nature encourages. I recall the time I walked the length of Radnor Lake, and only at the end did I realize I’d not been present in the beauty surrounding me. Instead, I was mentally cramped in… Continue Reading