Foxglove Moments

Foxglove Moments

Foxglove is the name of my property, five acres overlooking the Lewis River Valley that was covered with the wildflower when I first moved here in 1996. 



A multi-purpose feeder--
three in one!--
for only one price.










[First posted: August 14, 2014]










Yesterday I was wandering this hillside with the spirit of e.e. cummings close by,

( i thank you God for most this amazing day... )

as hummingbirds hovered and hummed and zipped about.

Poets make good company, often expressing our experiences and feelings,

epiphanies and insights better than we can ourselves.

So I borrow their words,

tailor-made to fit a certain moment,

and make them my own.





[First posted: August 18, 2014]





















In nature, it's all
about balance.






[First posted: August 22, 2014]

















The illusion of a water lily floating in space...

One of those moments when some small part of nature becomes a hologram,
reflecting and containing the whole.

It was like stumbling upon the cosmic lotus of the Hindus,
the universe unfolding in its eon-petals of time.




[First posted: August 27, 2014]


















The words of the American poet Robert Creeley seem applicable today:

"One day after another--
They all fit."





[First posted: November 12, 2014]








Clearly an off-day for this
little arboreal acrobat,
but he quickly recovered his balance.

A lesson there for me.



[First posted: September 3, 2014]


[First posted: September 3, 2014]






Occasionally, when walking this hillside,
weighted down by some momentary concern,
I remind myself,
This, too, shall pass

...and find that it already has.





[First posted: September 5, 2014]




Big Bird invariably wins, but I still like to root for the little guy.

He keeps coming back.



































[First posted: September 10, 2014]





This morning:

Walked out of the house into a thousand invisible filaments,

Wrapping themselves about my face, in my hair, around my arms...

The great cobwebbery outdoors of late summer.






[First posted: September 15, 2014]





Yes, spiders are kind of creepy, but they are such artists!

Actually, a number of artists I know are kind of creepy.





















[First posted: September 18, 2014]