Inspiration May 18 – 23, I participated in the Cullowhee Mountain Arts Retreat at Camp Henry, a 300-acre retreat in the Blue Ridge Mountains, about a two hour drive from my home. The marketing materials I’d read in advance promised, “Surrounded by the majesty of unspoiled nature, you can have a week to refill your creative well.” They did […]

The Poetry of Nature

Too old to slide down a hill on an old cardboard box. Too creaky to shovel snow. But never too old to enjoy the beauty of nature. So I set aside the work on my craft table – sewing a pair of boot toppers to warm Mom’s toes and, hopefully, coax out her smile next week when we celebrate her […]

Look to the Trees, Bend with the Breeze

I’ve sent out several copies of my manuscript to “early readers” for feedback. One of them sent me this poem, saying the words in my book made her remember the poem. I am glad she did. The poem resonates for me with my love and respect for nature, the lessons I learn when I walk in the woods. Lost Stand […]