The Cottage Garden

I’ll plant and water, sow and weed, Till not an inch of earth shows brown, And take a vow of each small seed To grow to greenness and renown: And then some day you’ll pass my way, See gold and crimson, bell and star, And catch my garden’s soul, and say: “How sweet these cottage…

Sunday Bloody Sunday and the Blood Moon Prophecy

On Sunday eve, September 27, 2015 there was a stunning lunar eclipse with a super moon. Last seen in 1982, this spectacular night event won’t occur again until 2033. Honestly, I had forgotten that this once-in-a-lifetime event was happening last night. The past week I’ve been overwhelmed with entertaining guests and have barely kept my…

The Roar of Great Falls

O Child Beside The Waterfall By George Barker O Child beside the Waterfall what songs without a word rise from those waters like the call only a heart has heard- the Joy, the Joy in all things rise whistling like a bird. O Child beside the Waterfall I hear them too, the brief heavenly notes,…

I’m Not Like the Others – Delmarva Fox Squirrel

Hi ! My name is Fred and I’m not like the other squirrels. In fact, I’m an endangered Delmarva Fox Squirrel. My cousins and I only number around 20,000 and live in the eastern shore of Maryland and Virginia. My favorite hangout spot is within the pine forests of Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Cambridge,…

Solitude

How I go to the woods Ordinarily, I go to the woods alone, with not a single friend, for they are all smilers and talkers and therefore unsuitable. I don’t really want to be witnessed talking to the catbirds or hugging the old black oak tree. I have my way of praying, as you no doubt have…

Duck, Duck, Dive!

Woo Hoo ! Finally got out for the first day after my surgery just a week ago. Amazing that I was able to get out so soon after some major excavation done. So I went searching for ducks. See, the local birding community keep sharing these awesome photos of ducks in a neighborhood lake. The…

Within the Fog

Into the foggy mist on a wintery afternoon. The hustle and bustle of the holidays seemingly silenced by the calm and peaceful fog. It is in this time that clarity can be found. If one looks close enough, even the smallest drops seem to be alive. Finding a sense of purpose and an ease of…

Elusive

Falling into the category of having too much time on my hands, those that have been following me know about my beautiful Red Tailed Fox that lives in the neighborhood. Try as I might, I just have not been able to get a gallery shot of him as his visits are fast and fleeting. Enter…

The Beach of Sanibel Island

The sun rather confused me on Sanibel Island, Florida. Visiting in early December, the sun is rather south in the horizon. Due to the positioning of the island, one can see both sunrise and sunset at the same place. While the mornings are overcast, the clouds clear up by midday and the sunsets, while fleeting,…

Little Treasures

Who knew that crabs have spots? Found on Sanibel beach in Florida, this is a unique Calico Crab, also known as a leopard crab. But this isn’t the only strange thing found on the sand this morning. Odd looking jelly fish laid in the surf. Some pale, some brightly colored. And then the seaweed. The…