In this morning’s essay we begin with learning about this little frog and its contribution the soundtrack of the woods and end up thinking about prayer, meditation and the presence of silence. You never know where a little amphibian thinking might take you. As always, consider sharing this post in some manner of social media.
I may not know Jack, but let me tell you a little about Jack in the Pulpit.
This week’s essay is about the tiny, but oh-so-present spring peeper. A demure little amphibian with a big voice contributing mightily to the audio backdrop within these woods. As always, I ask that you consider sharing this post with others.
This week’s essay the wood anemone gives us an opportunity to think about humility and quiet confidence. Something I think we could always use more of.
Apparently there’s a lot to be learned from a little spring ephemeral. Hope you take the time to stop, quiet yourself, and listen. You might be surprised in what you hear. As alwats, I encourage you to share this post with others.
In which we learn about Axsinaminshi, Papa’xes, and the Anishinaabe ecological knowledge of the symbiotic relationship between maple trees, animals in the Northwoods, and the wisdom of the trees. Plus maybe a thing or two about family. If you are enjoying this audio book series, consider subscribing to the blog or joining the mailing listContinue reading “Within These Woods: Sugar Maple”
This week’s essay is about the Cooper’s hawk. The female Cooper’s hawk is one tough chick. You’ll see when you hear what happens to males who approach her too hastily when searching for sex. Ouch. I hope you enjoy, and as always consider sharing via medium of your choice–twitter, Facebook, or maybe hold a videoContinue reading “Within These Woods: Cooper’s Hawk”
This week’s essay. Hope you enjoy. Have another peaceful Sunday on this first day of November. As always, consider sharing via your social media of choice, or if you prefer analog, hold up an old school tape recorder to your speaker and then put that cassette tape in an envelope and mail it to aContinue reading “Within These Woods: Short-Tailed Weasel”
The full moon set this morningJust before the sun began to riseWhile a cold wind howled from the southAn oversized orange orbSinking below the hazy cloudsInto tangled trees in the westThe eastern sky brightenedOrange rising from an eastern cornfieldFading into bright blue aboveThe sun has not risen just yetBut the light was awakening the dayTheContinue reading “All Hallows’ Eve Morning”
This week’s essay is about the white-tailed deer in which I explore the interconnection between the deer, the white-footed mouse (from last week’s essay), humans, and the wolf (the subject of next week’s essay. If you like this series, consider sharing with others. Thanks