Musings

Rabbit Antenna

Rabbit Antenna

When was the last time you were fully in harmony with a warm and wild creature? What was it like for you, and what did you learn?

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Egret Strikes Through

Egret Strikes Through

After weeks of silence, this musing takes a stab at describing the pain, fear, and brutality of racial injustice during our time of upheaval

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Solitary Ibis

Solitary Ibis

I have a choice, always, of how to frame my beautiful life. If I see myself as being lonely, then the emotions of loneliness are sure to follow…

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How this heart melts for all of us

How this heart melts for all of us

Caledonia is a metaphor for whatever wakes you up. Can you hear the birdsong that brings you more alive? This is the heart of what it means to be a creative – to answer the call and the willingness to follow it.

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Surprised by Snow

Surprised by Snow

During the winters of my childhood I devoured the weather reports hoping beyond hope that school would be cancelled by snowfall. With the highest of expectations I stood like a meteorological sentry, watching… 

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Black Church

Black Church

In my mind’s eye I’d imagined this scene countless times, each with a blanket of snow with Búðakirkja standing…

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Enchanted Pond

Enchanted Pond

Revelation suddenly appears as if unbidden. But the heart is always summoning opportunities for our hearts to awaken.

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Movement and Chaos

Movement and Chaos

“There is one thing your teacher must be,” she said, “It doesn’t matter what discipline he or she adheres to. What matters is that your teacher is…

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Clearing

Clearing

Do not try to save
the whole world
or do anything grandiose.
Instead…

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Apricots in the Rain

Apricots in the Rain

The taste and the aroma of my tree’s generous offerings will come back to comfort me in the days to come, reminding me of the love that is…

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Love Made Visible

Love Made Visible

Early into this waltz of fruit my heart leapt at the discovery of the sweet impression left by a soggy-bottomed apricot I picked off the kitchen…

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A note about FREEDOM

A note about FREEDOM

As much as my mind would like to turn away and push these thoughts and images through a trap door, I’m setting an intention to bear witness to both…

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The Gift of Bearing Witness

The Gift of Bearing Witness

How can a photograph understand the woman who is looking? Listen to my very first PODCAST where I share my creative process, which is also a practice of paying attention…

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Moon Songs

Moon Songs

How do we place ourselves, and keep ourselves, in these wandering streams of beauty?

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Happy Lucky Idiot

Happy Lucky Idiot

Because I was rushing. Because I was being a tad lazy. Because I was intent upon getting to the Star Party on time…

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Anasazi Ghosts

Anasazi Ghosts

Because our best-laid plans do not tumble into the world the way we imagine, we have a choice….

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Seekers and Finders

Seekers and Finders

In a world that is so rigged to addict us, it’s no wonder that we seek external solutions for inner muddles…

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New Moon

New Moon

As I watched the tiny sliver of a new moon make a rapid descent through a narrow veil of clouds last night I was reminded of just…

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Making a Ruckus!

Making a Ruckus!

I arrived in Del Norte, Colorado a day early before what I’m sure will be a wonderful San Luis Valley photo tour led by the talented wildlife photographer, Ed MacKerrow. This afternoon I visited the Monte Vista…

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Heron Dance

Heron Dance

Discover how I took a lackluster but promising image and turned into a photograph I love with a little bit of faith and a lot of emotional labor.

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The Faces of Deer

The Faces of Deer

When for too long I don’t go deep enough into the woods to see them, they begin to enter my dreams. Yes, there they are, in the pinewoods of my inner life. I want to live a life full of modesty and…

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No Small Things

No Small Things

Discover how a distinctive white-crowned sparrow made all the difference on a photo safari filled with several unexpected disappointments…

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Big-Leaf Maple Head

Big-Leaf Maple Head

I was gobsmacked by the size of the maple leaves in Yosemite and soon went on a quest to find someone who knew the specific name of the magnificent trees towering over my tent…

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Reflections on Hidden Pond

Reflections on Hidden Pond

Oh, the delightful memories I have of a magical place called Hidden Pond! Tucked within a suburban neighborhood in northern Virginia and not far from my former residence, it was a place of true refuge…

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Aspen Sunset

Aspen Sunset

Without realizing it, this tree has become one of my most frequent subjects. Located just off the portal of my friends’ beautiful…

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