Tag Archives: Nature

No Justice for Wild Horses

Chased by helicopters long distances, separated from families, segregated by sex, by age, forced into trailers and transported long distances.  A steel gate crashes.  Freedom lost.  A number branded on the neck – another on the hip of older horses … Continue reading

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Wild Horses in Mesa Verde National Park – Opportunity for Change

Wild Horses have wandered the trails of Mesa Verde National Park for over 100 years according to some folks in the area. Some claim the horses have strayed from the adjoining Ute Mountain tribal lands although the tribe claims no … Continue reading

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Charting a New Course

I will not die an unlived life. I will not live in fear of falling or catching fire. I choose to inhabit my days, to allow my living to open me, to make me less afraid, more accessible, to loosen … Continue reading

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Wild Horses – Thundering Hoof Beats

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.   Mahatma Gandhi Please join countless others who have worked tirelessly to protect one of our last frontiers, one of our … Continue reading

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Inspired by Wendell Berry

The Peace of Wild Things,  by Wendell Berry When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be, I go … Continue reading

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What do I hear in the silence.

Pounding waves against the shore.  Wind in the palms.  Tree frogs’ forest symphony.  An owl hooting in the night, red shouldered hawks sharp cry in light. When I turn off  sounds of humanity, when I silence  technology ‘s roar what … Continue reading

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Let My Spirit Soar

For me, nature is a religion.  Like the American Indians I sense in the wilderness the spiritual side of the unknown.  Bev Doolittle. A small print of Bev Doolittle’s painting hangs above my writing desk for inspiration – it speaks … Continue reading

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When it’s all over

  Mary Oliver is the poet I go to when I get that jittery, over-stimulated, stressed out feeling. Her words help me to find my real connection – to nature, to the meaning of life. Like many of her poems, When … Continue reading

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Peace begins with me

     Peace begins with me. Reconciliation begins with me. Healing begins with me. So when you practice deep breathing and smiling to the pain in you, and vow to begin anew, when you practice loving kindness, taking care of … Continue reading

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My Metamorphosis

Several weeks ago, my husband Ron, came rushing in from outside.  He’d been “making his rounds,” checking all our plantings, nurturing them as he nurtures me each day. “You’ll never believe what just happened,” he told me,  hardly able to … Continue reading

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