Category Archives: Literature

Solstice: a Paradise of Forms in Nature

Summer solstice is upon us: the time of year we fully celebrate the daylight in all its glory: when the earth tilts on its axis to most directly face the sun – which is highest in the sky – and … Continue reading

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May Day/Beltane

Happy May Day! Today we celebrate both the venerable tradition of honoring our workers, and the holiday also known as Beltane in some parts of the world. This holiday celebrates the coming of spring and summer, and focuses on fertility … Continue reading

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Spring Blues for a Green Garden

Happy Spring! Whan that Aprill, with his shoures soote The droghte of March hath perced to the roote Geoffrey Chaucer, Prologue to the Canterbury Tales …and then, from the deluge and burst of sunshine – the plants burst into life!   … Continue reading

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Leviathan

Grey whales are once again making their great migration north to their summer feeding grounds in Alaskan waters. Bodega Head, about 1.5 hours north of San Francisco, is one of the most awesome whale watching sites on the continent. The … Continue reading

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Winter Solstice

Green I love you green green the wind, and green the branches. The dark ship on the sea and the horse on the mountain. — Federico Garcia Lorca from Romance Sonámbulo This poem I love is on my mind as I … Continue reading

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Samhain and Day of the Dead

Somehow, it’s that time again – the spiders in their season, spotted orb-weavers spinning their webs. Samhain – also known as Hallowe’en – is the pagan New Year, the time when the veil between the worlds is thinnest, and the … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day

How is it already Mother’s Day? It’s already been over a year since I started writing This Little Plot, and I’ve enjoyed it more than I can express. As someone who all too easily gets caught up in worrying about … Continue reading

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