Tag Archives: nature

Of Pain and Beauty

Even at the end of a long, tiring day, going a bit out of our way for beauty is well worth the effort. Continue reading

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Chaplin Nature Center

A walk in the woods on a summer morning… there are certainly worse ways to start a day… Continue reading

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September Sunset in the Flint Hills

When what we think we have to do keeps us from admiring and absorbing the beauty around us, we have become too busy. Continue reading

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Watching the Storm

a long firing
runs a white hot wire
all across the northern sky: Continue reading

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An Altar of Light

There are prayers
spoken through open eyes,
praises given through lifted hearts, Continue reading

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Foreign Trade

ohnson Grass, kudzu, starlings and those huge water rats known as “nutria.”

This is the short list off the top of my head of great import ideas run amok. Continue reading

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Purpose Driven Life

Spring has surged
so green and sudden
that the Bradford pears
have already gone
from bloom to leaf. Continue reading

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Solo Vacation

Regardless of equine and feline concerns, I’m excited about the trip, looking forward to the visits, even though I will miss my wife. It is a particular blessing, too, to know that neither of us will dread my coming home.

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Morning, Oblivious

Black cows graze

in the dim light,

oblivious to fog and bluffs,
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A Quiet Praise

White stems of frost mark the whiskers of the horse around his nose where moist breath has frozen to the nearest available condensing point. He nickers as I walk along the snow-crusted grass path to the shed.

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