Category Archives: Nature

End of Summer…Martha’s Vineyard

respite from the cares of the world…

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 peace that passes understanding

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Weeds and window boxes…Vineyard-style

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always refreshed and inspired by the island!!!!

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It’s all about the wings…

Nearing the end of their stay in our box, the owlets are climbing with great care to the top. 

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Against the backdrop of other winged creatures,

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flexing their wings,

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retreating to security inside

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or flying into the night.

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I am reminded of a quote given to each of our adult children with a copy of the family history:

‘Every child deserves two things:  one is roots, the other is wings.’

We have provided roots – a barn owl box made of 100 year old barn wood – and their parents have given them wings – literally and figuratively!   God speed little ones!

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rescue peaches

farmer vs birds

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birds are winning…..but these are now out of beaks way!!!

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Peony…the muse

 a tight ball of unobservable potential

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opening to the opulence of petaled glory

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then:  fading, fragile, feminine

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shedding that which is no longer useful

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paring down to the essence

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retaining elegance; beauty of a different sort

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dedicated to those women of a certain season of life who walk this path with elegance and grace

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Bridges

Sitting in the yard as the sky transitions from twilight into night – the bridge of conversation and quiet watching between us – we  never cease to be amazed as an owl bridges the space from house to oak, then from oak to owl box.

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Mountains in front of us bridge the horizon from east to west.

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Watching, we see the North Star directly above the owl box, the Big Dipper and Cassiopeia bleeding their reflected light into the darkening sky; stars bridging the sky as far as we can see.

Blinking lights – white, green, red – reveal the path of planes as they bridge the spaces between the stars, seeming to knit them together with invisible thread to hold the universe.

A bridge – a transition – between the seen and unseen = faith.

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Postcard from the owl box

Feather – sign of new life in the owl box…

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Easter – new life made available for everyone!!!

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