Category Archives: Reflections

Earth Lives

The first of the apple trees are starting to bloom. Apples wait to bloom until they have few leaves unfurled. Which makes me wonder, is it right to say leaves unfurl? If you’re going to unfurl something, don’t you need … Continue reading

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The Great Unfolding

The great unfolding is underway. New leaves, flowers of all colors, slowly unfolding, stretching, breathing, transforming the woodlands with every stretch. We could call Spring The Unfolding. Another word that comes to mind is Bird Song. From now into June … Continue reading

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Beauty Can’t be Hidden

Sunshine or clouds, cherry blossoms can’t hide their beauty. Their blossoms buzz all day with hundreds of bees. The cherries are in full bloom, with a few blossoms already falling. In a week or two, blizzards of cherry blossom petals … Continue reading

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In a Perfect World

Sometimes you can’t be any happier. With our long, cold spell, I had no expectations of seeing any cherry blossoms when I went to see how the cherry buds were faring. I was sure it would be April before they … Continue reading

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Along Friday Creek to Get Coffee

Last night’s rain washed away nearly all the snow. Just a few patches remain, and with the forecast of warmer days ahead, it will soon be but a memory. The chicks in the nursery are doing well. They’ve bonded with … Continue reading

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Let It Do Its Thing

We get into trouble when we don’t let things do their thing in the time it takes for them to do whatever they are doing. You can make bread quickly by adding things like calcium carbonate, sodium sterol lactylate, mono-and … Continue reading

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What a Difference a Day Makes

Yesterday the sun was out, and the snow geese gaggled up a storm on the open field, as I delivered fresh tofu to the Anacortes Food Co-op. Today the blue skies are gone, and snow is falling steadily as I … Continue reading

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