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Over Christmas break, my son and I were walking through the woods, collecting hemlock branches that had fallen so I could embed the needles in handmade paper. (Yes, it would have been easier to take the needles straight from the tree, and yes, I know that the Hemlock Wooly Adelgid is killing the tree, despite anything we may do, but I won’t harm a tree, … Continue reading Hemlock Hope
Last January, we decided to make individual reading goals and keep a list of what we’ve read. We’ve never made New Year’s resolutions before, but since we were all interested in pushing ourselves to read more it worked. I used one of my ring bound journals, added larger pieces of paper to divide it into four sections and stamped the top corner of each page … Continue reading New Year Plans
I thought the sparrow’s note from heaven, Singing at dawn on the alder bough; I brought him home, in his nest, at even; He sings the song, but it cheers not now, For I did not bring home the river and sky;– He sang to my ear, — they sang to my eye. The delicate shells lay on the shore; The bubbles of the latest … Continue reading I went to the woods….