Reflections

Reflections

After weeks of rain the curtains of clouds parted revealing Alaska’s raw and pristine beauty. “Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to you.” Mary Oliver We had three days to dive back into nature. The first one I hiked East...
Not Today

Not Today

I want to write about loneliness. But not today. Today red geraniums on my porch Lift their droopy heads to the thirsty hummingbird. I want to write about isolation. But not today. Today a black bear wanders aimlessly, searching and finding a place to lie down. I want...

Sense of Smell

The year is 2020 and a global pandemic is killing off the old and sick. One of the symptoms is loss of smell.   In the kitchen Bacon sizzles while Garlic and onions Transform in olive oil Aromatic chicken fries Rhubarb pie bakes Yes, I smell them all!! In the forest...
Slug toss 4th of July

Slug toss 4th of July

One of the fun events at the Tenakee Fourth of July is the annual slug toss. Years ago an invasive species we call “China blacks” showed up and took over. The banana slugs are nearly gone. The slimy black slugs are everywhere. On the 4th we put them on a...
the eagle has landed!!

the eagle has landed!!

The eagle has landed!! As the coronavirus pandemic continues to dominate the news interspersed with race riots, this immature eagle sits on my neighbor’s roof preening. The eagle doesn’t know that she has come to me as a gift. Flying out of the spruce...