In What Do You Immerse Yourself?

My weekly hikes are turning into wonderful opportunities for reflection and inspiration! This past week’s hike took place in an open space near Silver City called Boston Hill (because the area was owned in the early 1880s by the Massachusetts and New Mexico Mining...

Clouds

I’ve been reading, through a couple of online writers’ forums, about the havoc being wrought recently by weather on this continent: tornadoes full of rain and wind in Pennsylvania, hurricane damage in Nova Scotia that left a fellow writer without power for almost a...

The Eating Season

Over the years I’ve come to think of this period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s as the Eating Season. We begin the season with a bang, over-eating on Thanksgiving Day, and then we gather for food-oriented parties pretty constantly until New Year’s Day has come...

The Sound of Rain

It’s raining as I write this—a thorough, soaking rain. The desert earth is having a difficult time absorbing it all, but we need every drop to help offset the drought. If it seems like water is a constant theme for those of us who live in the desert…it is. I’m always...

Blooming

Last summer we were driving on the interstate south of Flagstaff, Arizona, and came across this carpet of wildflowers.  In the desert, wildflowers bloom only when there is sufficient, regular rainfall, so this was a rare, and spectacular, occurrence. The summer rain...