Monthly Archives: October 2011

Mexican Marigolds (30)

My yard is alive with French marigolds, the dark orangey red ones with a brighter orange woven in. Their variegated petals are hardy, their flower faces reaching toward the sun. I am glad the bees like them. I’m still eating … Continue reading

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Inner Flurry (29)

It was an email from Vivie that sparked it a one-unit class needing an instructor. My gut yelled, “No! Don’t take it!” My instincts screamed, “Run!” But I wrestled with them stood still instead knowing this may be a gift. … Continue reading

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The Hedge Is Alive (28)

I’d thought I was noticing more House Sparrows in my yard again in the past few weeks. And then, all of a sudden, there seems to be a full community of them again. Did they actually return from wherever they … Continue reading

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Whale Dreams (27)

I have the sense our chorus line of chanters dancing at the edge of the sea was an ongoing task, a commitment woven deep in the community where I lived. I was heartsick to know we had once been so … Continue reading

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Past Life Whales (26)

Once when I was carrying my wooden walking stick on the beach in Todos Santos I remembered a past life. It was winter, or maybe early spring, and the sea was full of whales heading north. Because the land drops … Continue reading

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Pilar’s Whale (25)

A good twenty years before I moved to Baja California Sur, my singing teacher Pilar took a trip to Cabo San Lucas. I remember the two of us sitting side by side on the bench at the black grand piano … Continue reading

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My First Whale (24)

I was 49 when I saw my first whale. I’ve wanted to write about her ever since. I’ve lived in California most of my life, but I had to leave the country to meet her. I was sitting on the … Continue reading

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