Tag Archives: walking

secrets in the trees.

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on a winter walk in the woods

 came upon a labyrinth made of pine

 fall to winter vegetables as offerings at its center

 beautiful yule celebration on display

left for all to enjoy.

 

“the trees will tell their secrets to those that tune in.”

-steve magee

 

 

greenview nature preserve, ann arbor, mi,  usa – january 2021

bear in the woods.

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ran into this guy 

when out walking 

 frozen in place

i tried to remember

what to do 

if i ever was

to meet a bear in the woods

run, play dead, make myself large, make noise

 or

take a picture

leave it in the trees

for the child who left it behind

now, missing it.

 

“he looked all alone

and so sad and so blue,

so I said, “oh, dear bear;

there’s a home here for you.”

-ingrod sawubona, A Big-Bear Birthday, Please (English version)

“your cadence is your music” – william shatner

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on a walk in the beautiful early fall weather

taking in a bit of the world 

listening to music

a man came up beside me to say

‘you have quite a cadence.’

something i’d never heard or considered

 such a funny compliment 

and happily noted.

“to brisk notes in cadence beating, glance their many-twinkling feet.”

-thomas gray

 

 

 

image credit: Science Magazine.org

little ponies.

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with the return of the beautiful weather

it seemed like a good time

to also return to shorter pants and smooth legs 

in my enthusiastic state

no need for directions

no need for glasses

i quickly replaced the blade cartridge in my razor

tried it, and nothing. 

looked more closely and realized 

i had put it on upside down

so rather than

fixing it and turning it the right way

my go-to move

was to go in the opposite direction

shaving from ankle to knee

with great results

until

i noticed some blood

apparently this technique

is not quite as efficient and gentle

as i had imagined

then there was even more blood

and more

luckily

i had my little pony bandaids at the ready

patched up all my places that needed patching

 set off for my walk

thanks, ponies 

luckily i am not a barber.

 

 

“education is when you read the fine print. experience is what you get if you don’t.”

-pete seeger

and

“just because I’m a lady doesn’t mean that I cannot handle myself in a sticky situation.”

– Rarity the Little Pony from the “Dog and Pony Episode”

 

dung.

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all i see is a heart

and i know 

that i have crossed paths

with a sweet and amazing

canine artist.

 

 

“to fashion stars out of dog dung,

that is the great work.

to take a negative experience and,

by comparing it to something worse,

make it feel good, is a great skill. “

-alexandra david- neel

 

falling all around.

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 beautiful walk in the rain today

discovering

a newly made waterfall

spring flowers in the mud

brilliant green moss

growing on the trees

in the quiet woods.

 

 

“the rain is falling all around,

it falls on field and tree,

Ii rains on the umbrellas here,

and on the ships at sea.”

-robert louis stevenson, a child’s garden of verses

dance ’round.

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found the fairy woods and troll hollow
tucked away in the middle of the trees

when your eyes are open

there is always so much to discover.

“we dance round in a ring and suppose,

but the secret sits in the middle and knows.”

-robert frost