Tuesday, March 30, 2010

All this juice and joy - sheer gift - echoes of Eden, foretastes of New H and New E

Friday, March 26, 2010

Both the hoky and the live oak behind Collcott are blooming. Collcott always makes me think of Stevie Ray...
Ahhh...Today is as perfect a Carolina morning as there could be

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Today I Saw a Bald Eagle

Today I saw a bald eagle flying lazily over a swollen Congaree River. I saw a raven-back-blue Carolina night sky - and like an excited child followed the line from the big dipper right to the north star. I heard the southern wind gusting wildly through the swaying pines. I breathed in deeply the sweet goodness of a big yellow dandelion. I felt the sun warm my tired eyes and almost fell asleep waiting for the bus.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Am really enjoying Henri Nouwen's The Inner Voice of Love. Highly recommend.
Japanese Magnolia and Forsythia blooming. Lamnia. Ant Lions out in force. Don't tumble in!
It's a beautiul Carolina day and A cool Carolina wind keeps a blowing that group!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Sometimes I hate AI. Bye Lilly.

Mary Oliver, "Messenger:" Is She Describing Me? Seems.


Mary Oliver, from Thirst

My work is loving the world.
Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird —
equal seekers of sweetness.
Here the quickening yeast; there the blue plums.
Here the clam deep in the speckled sand.

Are my boots old? Is my coat torn?
Am I no longer young, and still not half-perfect? Let me
keep my mind on what matters,
which is my work,

which is mostly standing still and learning to be
The phoebe, the delphinium.
The sheep in the pasture, and the pasture.
Which is mostly rejoicing, since all ingredients are here,

which is gratitude, to be given a mind and a heart
and these body-clothes,
a mouth with which to give shouts of joy
to the moth and the wren, to the sleepy dug-up clam,
telling them all, over and over, how it is
that we live forever.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Lacey, Siobhan, Didi and Lilly were all pretty good, but Crystal is in a league of her own. She has it all - voice, swagger, & star quality.

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Jungle taming today in brother's back yard - beautiful day for it. Clemson-Carolina baseball game Sunday. A week of spring break to get life together :-). Mucho school work. Must...get...organized.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Whoever thought I'd be reading about LNAPL's and DNAPL's late on a Wednesday night!
As do Michael, Lee, and Alex.
Crystal, Lilly, and Paige rock (especially Crystal). And Siobham's high note - wow!