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3 weeks ago

Mary Pipher
Yesterday was the perfect spring day, blue sky, warm, no wind. Daffodils, crocuses, Lenten roses, and daisies are already blooming and our apricot tree is about to blossom. Oh joy!Our Swainson’s thrushes and red-winded blackbirds have returned, and a bald eagle has been hunting on Holmes Lake. In the early morning, a coyote the exact color of the mottled dun grasses hunted to the south of our home.At night, we watched the full moon rise over the lake. Below that golden moon, a twirler with batons of golden light greeted the moonrise in her own resplendent way. ...
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1 month ago

Mary Pipher
I haven’t written in a while. I’ve been working on a new book, “A Life in Lights.” And the long COVID winter, with its separation from friends, family and fun had made me gloomy. That’s not a mood I want to inflict on anyone.But today I am filled with hope. Yesterday the first Indigenous person in our nation’s history was approved as Secretary of the Interior. Deb Haaland knows how to take care of her people and of public lands. When I read the news, I was dizzy with joy.My first crocuses are up--gold, indigo and white flowers bursting with promise. The cranes have returned. A hard season is ending. Springtime is on the way. ...
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3 months ago

Mary Pipher
This morning, fog has iced the trees and bushes into a crystalline display as ornate as Chihuly glass. Only a coyote and I are visiting this snowy gallery. ...
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3 months ago

Mary Pipher
Evening sky without the moonMorning sky without the sunJanuary snows as far as I can seeMy heart lives in another country. ...
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3 months ago

Mary Pipher
What a wonderful storm we just had. Maybe the best snowstorm of my life. Here is a picture of the overhang outside my study window with an icicle that is a work of art. ...
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