Monthly Archives: July 2013

Twilight

Twilight is the day stretching its limbs out for the rest to come. It is a grey, calming time when birds hush and the night insects, less shrill than the birds and more monotonously whirring in their noises, come to … Continue reading

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Learning from the Least of These

In the gray of early dawn, a battle erupted on our front porch. The hummingbirds are thickest at this hour, whizzing in from the apple and pear trees to sip at our feeders. Though both of our feeders each have … Continue reading

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John Leax on Incarnation

One of the main reasons I read is to discover beautiful language, people using language in ways I would like to use it, people using language to express the sometimes nearly inexpressible. John Leax, in Grace Is Where I Live, did this … Continue reading

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Mushrooms are a Verb

So much rain has fallen lately that the woods are rife with mushrooms, and we aptly use that word as a verb, for moss unerupted yesterday blooms with mushrooms today. They sometimes disappear just as quickly, dissolving and eroding within … Continue reading

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Natural Connections

The rain began softly as I sat in the gazebo, and the patterings on the roof and the swaying of the ferns were restful and clean, but then the wind picked up and the rain drilled down, accompanied by growlings … Continue reading

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