Friday, September 28, 2007
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Monday, September 24, 2007
The farmhouse still stands.
Santa Fe Trail.
I am interested in learning the Natural History of my corner of the world.
Sunday, September 23, 2007
The Red Spotted Purple
was nectaring in a Butterfly Bush.
was in the wild thistle.
Monarchs, Painted Ladies, Skippers of all varities, Sulphurs, Buckeys and Swallowtails floated in the air. Many children and their parents were also looking at the buttterflies. Butterfly awareness, butterfly love.
We enjoyed our walk with the butterflies.
I want to grow thistle in my wild gardens.
Friday, September 21, 2007
Many are celebrating Yom Kippur, Day of Atonement.
It is not my tradition.
It is not my way.
I know Spirit differently.
I honor different ways.
I respect them.
I learn from them.
Thursday, September 20, 2007
and down the cemetery road I walked.
I stopped at the Catalpa Tree.
Every now and again one would land in front of me.
Waiting for me to catch up.
I stayed with the Monarchs
until once again they took to the sky.
Bon voyage, pleasant journey.
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
I had left them there last night
after my evening walk.
I put them on.
I looked for signs that Autumn was near.
My neighbor's Magnolia is setting seed pods.
The Sumac's seeds are ripe.
The birds will enjoy them this winter.
I need a few for the basement to keep out the crickets.
A neighbor came out to visit.
I am back walking in the mornings.
I am back in my neighborhood.
I am connected to these people.
I am connected to these sacred grounds.