I can’t wait to show my daughter these places, and to find out what she will show me.
Secrets For Sharing
- Sunflowers: A Love Story — We don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day but we do celebrate love, and today is as good a day as any, with all the extra love floating around for many, to share a story from last summer and harken to days of warm sunshine. It was August 27th. I was writing in my journal at campus Starbucks, enjoying [...]
- Up Close — Forest land brims with energetic life, beckoning us to be still and let the sounds and creatures and flora creep slowly into our awareness. One of the most magical aspects of our new home is its likeness to our most beloved place on Earth, the family cabin. To have woods and a chortling creek in [...]
- Shaggy Mane Mushrooms — I was lucky enough to come across a heavy load of gorgeous shaggy mane mushrooms in a kind woman’s yard. When they emerged last year around this time, I asked to pick them but when I returned to do so, they’d all been stomped by children. I wasted no time this fall the moment they [...]
- Mushroom Hunts — We’ve found a surprising number of mushrooms during in our time in California, considering the drought and lack of local wilderness. Whenever and wherever some source of moisture reaches the earth, though, voyeuristic fungi spring up here and there. Our front pasture last year was crowded with meadow mushrooms; blewits occasionally line a nearby bike [...]