Category Archives: Nature

Disconnected

Having just completed  a 14-month-intentional-technology-purge in my home, I’m renewing my blog with a little reflection as I rejoin the modern world. Time No surprise here. Without TV or internet at home, my husband and I had more free time … Continue reading

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Divided Brain

I’ve been reading Iain McGilchrist’s The Divided Brain and the Search for Meaning: Why We Are So Unhappy . It’s an essay that not only helps us understand the scientific functioning of our brains, but the existence we experience because … Continue reading

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Fresh-fallen Snow

It doesn’t look like this as I write. The snow is coming fast and thick; I can barely make out my neighbor’s house through the fallow field that separates us. Last night the news was abuzz with the coming storm. … Continue reading

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“Horsicles”, or “Oh Man, why art thou so hairless”

Navigating through a wintry mix over snow-packed roads made me a little smug today… Brave.  Even with 4-wheel drive. Determined. Even cocooned in the climatized, 86-degree truck cab. Battling the elements. Until, I pulled up and saw the horsicles in the pasture. That’s right, … Continue reading

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Dear Winter,

Last night it lingered at zero degrees. The horses’ whiskers are beaded in ice, their breath a ghostly whisper. The cold seeps further than the physical, freezing my willpower to go be outside, where I love to roam. Until I … Continue reading

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Riding as the year dies

Under a glitter-gilded blanket lies a silent field, Stone-strewn, frozen and still. Freshly-fallen snow is slashed by furrowed streaks, Summer’s ghost whispers of a wind-kissed night. Solitary-strikes, hoof on snow, Toward Heaven’s shadows, the mountains swell far-flung Our muffled-march an … Continue reading

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Dressage in the Snow

When I ride, I love to gallop and jump. But what to do in the snow? Snow requires walking gingerly; hooves fill up with balls of ice. So I decided to practice the one thing I hate: dressage. Every horse … Continue reading

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