Seasons

You Season

Flu season arrives every year, evidenced by people wearing masks over their mouths and noses. The signs go up and people get flu shots. Nearly every year, there’s an a surge in flu cases right after Thanksgiving, attributed to the fact that people travel from different places and see different faces! It is well a …

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Awe

As the seasons shift before our eyes, While the swirling clouds reveal blue skies, And leaves turn up their undersides, A crimson leaf on a cool breeze glides, A fresh array of wonders await Like delicacies upon a plate The end of summer’s feast for the eyes, The last – for now – of the …

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Gold Rush!

Gold Rush! On January 23, 1848 the California Gold Rush began after James Marshall found gold at Sutter’s Mill in Caloma. Historians say that 300,000 traveled there in pursuit of treasure that MIGHT reside there. That’s quite an act of faith, isn’t it? To pack up your family or head off alone in pursuit of …

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Holly Jolly?

Holly Jolly? SPOILER ALERT: Holidays are not necessarily jolly days. If your holidays are picture perfect, don’t read this post. Happy holidays to you and yours and I’m happy for you (but I may not entirely believe you.) 😉 Depending upon the extent to which you believe that holidays ought to look like the television …

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First Snowfall

First Snowfall The first snowfall of the season can be a magical thing. In some ways it creates a fresh, clean, even sparkling world. Fallen leaves, dried and dead, are first sugar-coated and then completely vanish under the mounting flakes of white. Breathe in the cold, crisp air and be encouraged by the fresh start …

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Wonders Await

Wonders await, beauty untold, New birth will vanquish the joy-stealing cold. Join with the flowers and birds as they sing, Shake off your slumber, come seize the Spring! As we celebrate the changing seasons, let’s relish the hope of good things just ahead. Please promise yourself time to just breathe and believe today. Be still …

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