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Author: Pamela

Timeless Realm

Timeless Realm

“Behind all seen things lies something vaster; everything is but a path, a portal or a window opening on something other than itself.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery Portals are all around us. Some are obvious like doorways, gates, and windows, but some are also invisible. Most portals, no matter how mundane, elicit a shift in awareness. Think of all the thresholds we cross every day. Nature offers a familiar threshold for most of us. Every trailhead is a portal to heightened…

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Fairy Clocks and Prairie Fire

Fairy Clocks and Prairie Fire

It may be hard to see the details, but from where I sit right now, the back field is awash in dandelion blossoms and our crabapple is near its peak of flowering. Photographs come close, but in this case it’s hard to capture the life and light (and sounds!) of a simple backyard view, so you’ll have to take my word for it: simply full of wonder. About the Dandelions… You might curse it as a weed when it pops…

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Gather and Sort

Gather and Sort

Every season is special, but for me, fall is my favorite time to collect nature’s treasures. After all, everything is ripe. Still, I’m careful (and grateful) to gather only the fallen and the abandoned. Most of my gathering takes place as I walk to work (in the business office of an assisted living community). It’s a flat 1.3 mile route on the town portion of the Olympic Discovery Trail. The first half is in my neighborhood, and the other half…

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Winter Rocks

Winter Rocks

It’s February 2nd – still enough winter left for me to enjoy its inward pull, which is what I crave right now. I feel grateful for the sanctuary of home and studio, especially given the state of our world. And that may sound like I go home and hide my head in the sand. The truth is that we all handle challenges in a very personal way. Sometimes it’s on the front line. My form of activism right now is…

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Summer

Summer

It’s raining today in “sunny” Sequim – pretty much a downhill slide into autumn. All things considered, the summer has been glorious for us: high temperatures mostly in the 70s and no smoke from wildfires.The Sunday soup is simmering as I consider a theme for this fading summer. And really, there is only one thing that I’ve been utterly devoted to… ROCKS! Until we moved here, I didn’t know how much I love rocks. I mean, I’ve always picked up…

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