Unlikely petunias

Unlikely petunias

I admire most the unlikely flowers, those dropped from an apathetic wind and pushing up tall and strong from unfriendly soil. I wonder, sometimes, how that feels, having been more of a potted plant myself. Is there time for a wild seed to ponder its place in the fickle universe or are its days filled [...]

The Jack O’Lantern’s afterglow

The Jack O’Lantern’s afterglow

In Halloween's wake I am digesting tiny Twix candy bars, tidying a kitchen sticky with guts from a hastily carved pumpkin and feeling grateful for life's sweetest moments. A steady wave of Trick or Treaters made their way to our door Wednesday night and they were all -- unicorns, dinosaurs, super heroes and villains -- [...]