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4 weeks ago

Mary Pipher
An almost full moon rose above Holmes Lake last night at dusk. For a while it looked like a huge golden egg resting in the branches of our white pine. Most of the birds had settled in for the night, but the meadow lark sang from the green fields beyond our fence and the dove called out her mournful cry. For a few blessed moments, the world seemed to be at peace. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Mary Pipher
I awoke this morning to a silver satin sky with lines of wavy clouds covering the rain-soaked green land below. In the east I could see rain falling and streaks of curvy cloud-to-cloud lightning. In the south the sky was blue with cumulus clouds that reflected in the small sea of a puddle on my driveway. The mourning dove called out its mournful cry. The robins answered, “Be joyful. Be joyful.” ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Mary Pipher
I awoke this morning to a silver satin sky with lines of wavy clouds covering the rain-soaked green land below. In the east, I could see rain falling and streaks of curvy cloud-to-cloud lightning. In the south the sky was blue with cumulus clouds that reflected in the small sea of a puddle on my driveway. The mourning dove called out its mournful cry. The robins answered, “Be joyful. Be joyful.” ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Mary Pipher
Yesterday there were whitecaps on Holmes Lake. It was hard to tell them from the seagulls. The osprey and the eagles were hunting. The osprey caught a fish. Turkey buzzards were riding the thermals. All day we watched our trees dancing in a frenzied way.Then at night, a big storm blew in. Jim and I watched the lightning and wind smacking around our great white pine. Jim kept checking radar.com.I patted my old cat Glessie as she purred beside. I felt something I wish I felt more. I felt how deeply and truly happy I was in the moment. ... See MoreSee Less
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