Notes of an Earth Pilgrim

Falling Into the Light

By this time of early Spring–a little more than three weeks after the Vernal Equinox–the first rays of the morning Sun touch down in the backyard around 7:30. Situated on the gentle west slope of Richardson Hill, I can see the day’s light arriving on the ridge a half mile away before the Sun reaches …

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Legacy of Endurance

February, 2021 It was perhaps a month or so into 2020’s sheltering-in-place life, that I began to take fresh notice of this particular family photo among the others in the corner of my living room. Living alone–something I most always enjoy, even savor–this new sort of isolation was requiring some focused mental and emotional adjustment. …

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Winter Solstice 2020 ~ Traveling On

As Autumn progressed in this singular year, apart from the ever-present presence of the Pandemic, what played through my mind and heart often was that on December 11th I would celebrate the 7th anniversary of coming to Lightspring Glen. It was on that day in 2013 that my wonderful realtor and friend, Barbara, accompanied me …

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Homing: Thanksgiving 2020

Two Owls and the Wild Geese 2013, late November — I was excitedly counting down the days to my fated appointment with the folks at the National Bank of Delhi who would guide me through the legal process of becoming the new owner of these seven hillside acres of woods, streams, and ponds—and also a …

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70th Spring ~ View from this Hill

This west-sloping hillside on Richardson Hill has been my home for five years now. And with this fifth Spring, it is no less marvelous to once again witness the land at last shedding its somber Winter garb and slipping into the first tender greens. Its arrival at Lightspring Glen was decidedly sharp-edged this year. The …

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Shape-shifting : Entering the Earth-Womb

(Note for followers of these posts: the promised continuation of September’s “Entering Autumn…”, further tales of the Ghost Ranch gathering, will follow this post…..Life happens!) …..but nonetheless, “The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. / Don’t go back to sleep” And the first secret of this morning’s November dawn is a sweet discovery: that …

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Blackberries and Butterflies – August’s Blessings to September’s Song

Addendum, 7th September The note posted a month ago re. “this blog is under construction” is being belatedly addressed due mostly to the brim-full weeks since my wish to at least post something before the adventure of my Summer got underway this eve of the Leo Solar Eclipse! Placeholders were Mary Oliver’s poem and photo …

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