A wild and beautiful invitation

Rainbow in the hills with damp wild honeysuckle in the foreground

After days of rain and mud, yesterday we finally had sun. Until I went out to feed the alpacas… Then the hail. Hard white balls that pounded on the corrugated roof and my hat. Cold. Yet also bringing along a ray of hope. And with it, the recognition that we belong in this wide, wild … Read more

Wild hope and new life

Close up of frog spawn and a waterlily leaf

The first sighting of frog spawn in the pond says it all. Spring is on its way. These early embryos may not all survive the remaining blasts of winter. But some will. And the next will fare better. This is wild hope in action. And the lessons are free. Pause. See differently. Re-story 🌿 This … Read more

The invitation of wild hope

Winter morning view across the lake with birds in view

The shift is discernable. You can sense it in the air. And on the lake, the birds are gathering… WILD HOPE Untamed… Not packaged in little sachets you can buy at the chemist, nor order online like a quick fix for meaninglessness. Wild hope is free, and costs everything. Just watch the birds, they don’t … Read more

Seeing beyond the storm

View across semi-frozen lake with colourful reflections of the sky

At the end of a full weekend, I hope the power doesn’t go off before I finish… BEYOND THE STORM Tonight is wild blacknessas the storm rages.Nothing to see, plenty to hear.Nothing like the extravaganceof colour a few days ago.This is winter, storms pass through, but the sun never leaves,and stars continue to shine. + … Read more

The unexpected gift of wild

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We often tend to gravitate toward the gift of certainty and familiarity. The call of the wild can feel somewhat alien. Yet here is the place – inside and out – where we encounter things far deeper. Experiences that liberate our soul. Here is the gift of a poem from my friend Tracy Ingham, which … Read more