Happy Autumn!

In the deep fall don’t you imagine the leaves think how comfortable it will be to touch the earth instead of the nothingness of air and the endless freshets of wind? And don’t you think the trees themselves, especially those with mossy, warm caves, begin to think of the birds that will come — six,Continue reading “Happy Autumn!”

Good Advice; Your Words Matter

Here’s some great advice from my friend, Jennifer Dukes Lee: “Here’s a little secret for writers: The way to write authentically is to pay attention to your regular life. “I have written three books, one Bible study, and thousands of blog posts. But it took me a while to get in touch with The Regular.Continue reading “Good Advice; Your Words Matter”

One Step At A Time

Susan sent me this Mary Oliver poem yesterday. I thought I had read every poem by her. I was wrong. And this one really spoke to me. “Praying” It doesn’t have to be the blue iris,  it could be weeds in a vacant lot, or a few small stones; just pay attention, then patch aContinue reading “One Step At A Time”

After the Snow Storm

“Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable.” – Mary Oliver If you are looking for beautiful portrait, nature, or documentary photography, or someone you know is looking for photography that helps to create a more artful and beautiful life, please contact me.

Honoring Mary Oliver

People who know me well, know I love the poetry of Mary Oliver. I am not sure when I first discovered her, but I am going to guess it was in December 1999 when The New Yorker published her poem “Winter At Herring Cove.” I clipped it out of the magazine and it finds aContinue reading “Honoring Mary Oliver”