nature

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Tree Talk

I am a seriously enamored tree hugger with many more reasons to love these wondrous creations than Joyce Kilmer offered in his ode to trees. Some are detailed below. But first I’ve got to share two brief, quirky videos with you – relating to my tall textured friends, of course. When you get all the way to the bottom of this blog post you’ll find tips […]

Past the Peak

  It’s a beautiful late autumn day on our ridge. What image comes to mind reading those words? Blazing autumn color highlighted by warm Indian summer sunshine perhaps. Not so. While this has been one of the most dramatically colorful and extended fall seasons in Western North Carolina, today the leaves are more brown than bright and a deep mist fills […]

Re-Creation

   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 […]

Up and Outward Bound

I’ve received my first royalty check from sales at Amazon.com and excerpts from Not Done Yet, woven into a single narrative, won Second Place Honors in the Henderson County Silver Arts competition last week. Tipsy-making! I’ve also gotten a couple of early opportunities to speak about my transplant journey, and I’m really looking forward to connecting with my audience in […]