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Follow the Inspiration

I planted nasturtium seeds in July.  Wisconsin has a short growing season.  Planting flower seeds in July is not likely to give most plants enough time to grow and bloom before frost.  I did it anyway. Today (the end of August), I noticed the very first flower, so bright and beautiful! I am very good at talking myself …

White Pine

“White Pine symbolizes balance, truth, peace, and clear life purpose.  It represents the dream of peace for all beings.”  Gail Faith Edwards “White Pine generates peace of mind, eases loneliness, and strengthens a sense of unity in our communities.”  Robin Rose Bennett White Pine is an ancient tree of the North; a guardian tree embodying peace and gentle …

Raleigh

Raleigh always pauses to roll and stretch before he proceeds. I interrupt his routine and pick him up,  Impatient with his process, focused on my agenda,  Running late. Sometimes, I stop myself.   I pause and watch him roll and stretch. I smile because he looks so happy. He invites me to join him. What if …

Daisha

Daisha is a fluffy, white and black cat, with long, silky fur.  She carries some extra weight and prefers to be “pleasantly plump”.  Daisha is playful, kind, and generous to her housemate kitties and to humans she likes. She loves to sleep in – not an early riser.  She finds the most comfortable places to sleep – sunny …

An Opportunity

My house is never “company ready” – I do the last minute, fretful, cleaning.  Clutter gets tossed into back rooms and closets.   As I look at the dust, the cobwebs, the smudged windows, and the walls that need painting, I am reminded of how I am neglecting this space.  Guilt nags at me.  Shame – “I have failed.  I’m not …