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POISON IN PARADISE

POISON IN PARADISE Do you know Oswald West State Park? a place of pristine beauty on the North Oregon Coast where you can still glimpse old growth trees, a clear running stream, and a beach, “Short Sands,”treasured by surfers and … Continue reading

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WHEN THE FISH CAN’T BREATHE

WHEN THE FISH CAN’T BREATHE I have always had a creek in my life. It seems like a soul necessity. Everyday life then becomes woven with the life of the creek and conversations are interspersed with creek references: “the creek … Continue reading

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EARTH’S PRAYER

  EARTH’S PRAYER On our early morning walk, The dogs paused beside the road, Nosing their way through the luxuriant new grass. “What a pleasure,” I thought, “to immerse yourself in green.” Smelling, tasting, being as the new morning sun … Continue reading

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THE KISS

THE KISS She crawled out of the cage in the back of the rescue van, put her paws down cautiously, her tail and rear tucked under. They had found her wandering loose in Walla Walla and took her to the … Continue reading

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BLESSINGS

BLESSINGS Vahu, the wind, blew fiercely last night—setting the trees to dancing in a gusto of whirling and roar. Just breathe, I tell myself, and let go. Still, I put a golden dome around the house, so vulnerable in the … Continue reading

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