Orchard Pathways

Turn with me down winding trails through flowering fields and grasses green. Walk with me on orchard pathways with saplings arranged in neat, hopeful rows. Smell the dark earth where infant seeds sleep, wistfully dreaming about blue skies. Taste the river, its clear water flowing, separating seeds and sending roots down. Feel the waves ofContinue reading “Orchard Pathways”

Provence

It was a trip like no other. Just me and my daughter for three weeks in Portugal, Madrid, Barcelona, and the southern region of France known as Provence. I can’t describe our entire journey, so I’ll offer a glimpse of Provence, which had been a dream destination of mine until, together, we made it aContinue reading “Provence”

Home and Wanderlust

Years ago our family‚Äôs garage housed a series of bird nests. A missing plexiglass window in the garage door allowed the birds to enter and exit as they pleased. Each spring the birds nested on top of the garage opener and tossed twigs on our car below. We could hear the babies chirp and seeContinue reading “Home and Wanderlust”