The Wine Month

The Wine Month

The Saxons called October Wyn-Monath, or Wine Month. Ancient Germans called October, Winter fyleth  In honor of the full moon.   In 2020 the golden colors of the Wine Month leave me feeling drunk. In my stupor I dream of snowy days And white snowflakes tumbling down from the sky.

New England Aster in October

New England Aster in October

On the trail flowers and ferns testify to the delicate balance of nature throughout the seasons. A wild flower may appear along the path by itself, or you might find it flourishing in bunches. The lone flower may not return the next year, allowing only one chance to appreciate it in the moment. In the [...]

Crystal Sanctuary

Crystal Sanctuary

Four years ago today, February 8th, of 2016, out in a storm with my niece and nephew, Virginia and Diego Bravo, we came upon a sanctuary of crystal.  The land was enveloped in snow.  For my friends, being in a snowstorm was an exhilarating experience, and for me too, but something special for them, because [...]

DECEMBER

Windy today. Gray and cloudy too. The sun is waiting to appear. Out of the shade And from the dew. By me, T.C. December was the last month of the old Roman year which was divided into ten months. The Saxons called it 'winter-monat' or winter month, and 'heligh-monat,' or holy month, Mottoes: 'In December [...]

Wednesday, November 6th.

TIME WAS SLIPPING AWAY It was daylights savings time, and I was up at 6. Jumped into my clothes, and grabbed a cup of coffee.  I walked outside. The light was still dim.  Water in the birdbath was frozen. Out in the meadow, across the way, goldenrod, and Queen Anne's Lace, were all covered with [...]

Anew

Anew

September is gone. October, begun. The first day of each month is like beginning anew. Turning a new leaf, strumming a new song. I read a poem, by a poet named Wordsworth, today. Quite outdated, but not really. The lines in one of his poems rang a bell, for me. He wrote, Up the brook [...]