One day you wake up to icicles and yet another dark, distressing gray morning, powdered with snow. And then, the very next thing you know, you’re marveling at the miraculous resurgence of greens and yellows and purples scattered along the sides of the road, the warm sunshine cascading through trees, their skinny bare branches […]Read more "Breath and Air and the Mysteries of Spring"
And so are flowers. *Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle (1948) © 2013 C. BertelsenRead more "“Stew’s so comforting on a rainy day.” *"
The lavender lingers on my sloping hillside, autumn rain running in rivulets between the dying leaves. At summer’s peak, the purple flowers tantalized the bees and butterflies and me, the glorious scent perfuming the air of evening and morning both. No lambs frolicked in the lavender this year, but maybe someday a friend’s weanlings will […]Read more "Lavender, France’s Balm for the Soul"