Note: Reposting a favorite from March of 2014. With a late arriving spring, landowners and farmers are burning fields and pastures to eliminate weeds and promote new life. Whether this is the first time you’ve read Prairie Burn, or you’re indulging me again, view it as a meditation and a call to look inward and… Continue reading Prairie Burn – Repost
I said I wanna touch the earth I wanna break it in my hands I wanna grow something wild and unruly I wanna sleep on the hard ground In the comfort of your arms On a pillow of bluebonnets In a blanket made of stars Lyrics from “Cowboy Take Me Away” by Martha Maguire, Marcus… Continue reading Pickin’ Wildflowers
If you’re a new reader to this space, you don’t yet know about my chronic disease. What started as an itch in my brain several years ago, has now morphed into an all-out syndrome. If you’ve been reading for a while or live in my life, you already know about my ailment and you’ve probably… Continue reading Shiny Objects: An Ode to Sunshine and Spontaneity
In my corner of the country, spring is the signal to burn the prairie. Start fresh, and purge the landscape of weeds and seeds and spindly trees. This fire-fallow cultivation is a showy signal to Mother Nature and a tell that it’s time to beckon the sprouted green aftermath. Like thunderstorms, the sensual lure of… Continue reading Prairie Burn
Every blade of grass has its angel that bends over and whispers “Grow Grow” ~The Talmud Every year, I endeavor to tease life from green monogrammed Burpee seed packets. After I shared a personal essay about growing plants, Christy sent me the angel quote–a magnet that used to set on her mom’s refrigerator. Her gentle… Continue reading Grow, Baby, Grow (Almost Wordless Wednesday)
“The Mad Hatter: Have I gone Mad? Alice: I’m afraid so. You’re entirely bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are.” ~Lewis Carroll from Alice In Wonderland I’m a bit cuckoo when it comes to one of my hobbies–a hobby you’ll be hearing about frequently in the months to come. My… Continue reading Let the (Spring) Madness Begin!