Spring Fever

Yesterday it was 78 degrees with powdery blue skies. We walked on the Cottonwood Trail and saw the bloodroot’s first bloom on our favorite March hillside. As an ephemeral early season wildflower, the bloodroot isn’t really flashy. It’s low to the ground. One white flower with a little yellow center accompanies the single, odd-shaped green leaf. They live in colonies but you can...

Snow Falling on Kudzu

Weather just isn’t what it used to be. No, I’m not talking about climate change this time. I’m talking about how in the good old days when a big snow storm moved through the piedmont we were left to our own imaginations to figure out how to experience it. Even back when I was a kid in the 60s there were the Old Ones still saying poetic things two days out like, “Johnny, I...

Scarecrow Wedding

Art often takes you to the wild edges of experience, those marshy, unvisited areas of your thought and perception. If you don’t know where your edges are, then step into the presence of art, and you can often quickly locate them. Art challenges and it confronts. It questions and confirms. It can make you feel lost and it can also make you feel like you’ve never left home. Sometimes...

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