Category Archives: Nature

Lifelet: Surprised by Joy!

Day 157 of Self Quarantine             Covid 19 Deaths in U.S.:  170,000 One of my favorite book titles is from C.S. Lewis, Surprised by Joy.  The book was a joy as well. Yesterday, I was “surprised … Continue reading

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From my chair: Tending the vines of life

I am immersing myself in all things Camino.  During the V crisis, I have dreams of walking the Camino de Santiago a year from now.  This morning I am reading Walk in a Relaxed Manner: Life Lessons from the Camino … Continue reading

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Ground Hog Days in the Age of V

I laughed at my liberal arts colleagues coming back from their Freshman philosophy class with this quote: “No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.” – Heraclitus … Continue reading

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From my chair: Going to the birds

We are now living Day 8 of our self-imposed quarantine and social distancing in the Age of the V (urban slang for the corona virus).  Today is one for the birds: Our birds were everywhere this fine day.  Photobombing my … Continue reading

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Flow in the age of the “V”

I texted my brother about the corona virus.  He replied “You are so old school bro.  To have street cred you need to start calling it the ‘V.’”  As we self-quarantine due to our age and health, V takes on … Continue reading

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Homage to a decaying stump

For twenty years I’ve walked around Blakely Pond at the end of Blakely Harbor.  Yet, I never noticed this rotting stump until the right combination of ebbing tide, bright sun, just enough evaporation from the stump, and “waking up!” to … Continue reading

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From my chair: the rhythms of fauna

I delight in the quick darting movements of the squirrels, birds, raccoons and deer that traverse my view of the world.  Our neighbor flings peanuts to the birds each morning.  Quickly the squirrels race to pick up what is left.  … Continue reading

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Little Girls and Puddles

“Boots or tennis shoes,” I asked. “Boots, Grand dad.  I might find some puddles,” Alice replied. It didn’t take long to find that puddle. Silly me, we live in Seattle. My focus was on Alice tripping lightly through the puddle. … Continue reading

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Lifelet: The Many Grays of Puget Sound

If we can just slow down and sit and watch the early morning slide by, the many grays of Puget Sound emerge. The grays are in the clouds, and the water, and the seagulls that fly by. Enjoy the emergence … Continue reading

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Lifelet: Rainbows

We are blessed with a view of the Puget Sound looking at the kaleidoscope of colors that dance between water and sky minute by minute. Of particular joy are the rainbows that show up in the spring and fall. I’ve … Continue reading

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