Moments of Gratitude

Moments of Gratitude

In this moment, I am grateful for: -Beautiful gems of beans to crack open and admire.   -Piles of shiny peppers to roast! Stocky Red Roaster sweet peppers grown from seed from our friends at Wild Garden Seed. -New friends!  We had the pleasure of hosting the...
Becoming a Good Ancestor

Becoming a Good Ancestor

I found a special blessing this week in the corn.  The Six Nations Blue corn has been drying down.  This is the time for me to sit in the corn and sing the seed songs so that the color comes in with the proper saturations. The kernels form as pearly white...
Fleeting Gifts

Fleeting Gifts

Today I am feeling humbled by the cycles of life.  The fleeting gifts that show themselves in a burst of life, only to shift and change form.  In the midst of this late summer, we see changes all around us; the days are growing shorter, the fruit is ripening...
The Love of Thousands

The Love of Thousands

Even though the mid-day sun is bright and warm here in the Sierra Foothills, the hint of fall is present in the nighttime air.  As we lay under the stars to fall asleep in our summer outdoor bed, we all snuggle in a little deeper under the covers.  We...
Sweet Harvest

Sweet Harvest

The acorns are starting to drop.  As the family lays under the twinkling stars, I fall asleep to the sporadic cadence of the nuts falling upon the shed roof, the deck, the patio.  Ever year, with the first falling of the acorns, begins the rainbow parade of...
Simple Gifts

Simple Gifts

We are deeply breathing in all the simple gifts that surround us on this piece of land.  Our gratitude practice begins each day with yoga, breath, and prayer. Gratitude is with us as we end each day with a simple bedtime ritual.  The family acknowledges 3 (...