The wild majesty of ferns

“The forest is blanketed by the greenest ferns and moss and bonsai-like trees, a wild majesty that beckons hobbits and pixies and elves and dreamers.” (Shannon Mullen)


    come back believer in shade believer in silence and elegance believer in ferns believer in patience believer in rain (from Empty Water, by W.S. Merwin)

Into the valley and back again: My first outings

Home from the hospital now for a little over two weeks, I am recovering well from my medical emergency, although not as quickly as I would like to.  I still am on a restricted diet and have lost a good bit of weight.  People remark about how pale I look.  Although I feel almost back…