Shifting stones

Yesterday I was back at the top of the valley, inspecting the water gate in the dappled sunlight. This time it was stones, not vegetation, determining how the water was flowing. The heavy rains a few weeks ago had cleared the sticks and silt, dislodging and exposing the rocks. And the constant pressure of water …

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Cherishing life

Discovered, the first little violet of the year. Just one, so far, on the track above the water steps where the morning sun warms the earth. I love its gorgeous vibrant colour and the intricacy of its inner markings. Life in delicate fullness on display. Inviting me to cherish my life and not hide away.


Holding our questions

“…be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves like locked rooms and like books that are written in a very foreign tongue.” Rainer Maria Rilke, from Letters to a Young Poet ~ Thanks to Brian Draper for sharing this gem today.