Category Archives: Seasons

Cheers to the Goddess of Spring

Thousands of years ago, when the majestic Mount Olympus was hidden somewhere above the clouds, other snow-capped mountains in Greece surrounded it. Goats and sheep grazed on rocky, flower-strewn hillsides while crystal-clear rivers meandered through dark forests between the shimmering … Continue reading

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A Message for Old Man Winter

We should have known it was coming–the “woolly worm” told us so months ago. And if the narrow brown stripe on its woolly little back weren’t enough scientific evidence of the brutality that lay ahead, then the spoon-shaped persimmon seeds … Continue reading

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In the Dew of Little Things

“For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.” ― Kahlil Gibran, from The Prophet It’s a few moments past sunrise, and I am sitting on the back deck in my pajamas and socks, … Continue reading

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You’re a Fickle Old Gal, Mother Nature

“To the dull mind nature is leaden; To the illumined mind the whole world burns and sparkles with light.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson I had dreamt of it, prayed for it and begged for it since November. I had crossed … Continue reading

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The Heat Is On

“Heat, ma’am!  It was so dreadful here that I found there was nothing left for it but to take off my flesh and sit in my bones.” ~Sydney Smith, Lady Holland’s Memoir If you know me at all–or have been reading … Continue reading

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There’s Just Something About a Snow Day

Few events in the career of a teacher match the unbridled joy, the pure magic, the absolute perfection of a snow day. Sure, we love those “Aha!” moments when we witness the lightbulbs coming on in our students’ eyes, and … Continue reading

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Welcome Fall

Anyone who knows me at all knows that my heart belongs to summer.  I love summer with its family barbecues and lazy days on the lake, with its gallons of sun tea and bowls of fresh fruit and homemade ice … Continue reading

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