have a cup of tea…

I come from a strong lineage of women gardeners, animal advocates, food alchemists, and spiritual naturalists. So grateful for their wisdom which continues to echo across the veil, especially at this time of year. On this, the 12th year anniversary of Ma’s...

the nature of hearts

Autumn was always my Gram’s favorite season, and Ma’s, too; and mine. In the years I lived away from Oregon, Ma and Gram would send envelopes filled with autumn leaves to share with my students; tangible reminders of home. Ironically, or not, those beloved...

Fred in the News!

Fred made the news! What a sweet surprise to have my book promoted on KOIN-TV on my 60th birthday. Gratitude to the wonderful Nicole DeCosta for the thoughtful interview. 
on animal wisdom, healing, and resilience

on animal wisdom, healing, and resilience

Staccato, quite possibly the sweetest and gentlest creature I have ever known, is no longer able to roam free outdoors as he did for the first thirteen years of his life, due to serious health challenges involving his kidneys and heart. It was difficult and he was at...
the exquisite cycle

the exquisite cycle

The California milkweed is flowering, and it is glorious! The caterpillar, though, has apparently journeyed on. This morning I sat in the garden for a long time, listening to the sounds of baby Juncos hopping about and their mother’s nearby “clicking,” and bees...