Thursday, March 2, 2017

Messages to all!

Zeppi and I were on the beach recently to find some stones for a project.  Here's what we found!  My project will be in the cabin for all to see this summer.  In the meantime, share the love!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Observing nature

Trees can teach us so much.  It's the big trees that get most of the sunlight while the smaller trees must reach one way or another for the sun's benefits.  Not unlike human nature.  The big ones' with the most take the most leaving others to seek out what they can.  Humans have never evolved enough to do otherwise.  At least on a large scale.  May we all learn from nature.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Calling in the directions with bells.

We're about to enter 2017!  Happy New Year!  Winter months are a great time to review the past, plan for the future and enjoy the present. 

We celebrated the winter solstice here with a hearty group of men and women in the Beech House.  Even with the water turned off for the winter, we enjoyed sharing our food dishes.  We all have new purpose for the coming year, new focus and new friendships.  Yea!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Constant grounding

Amazing at how busy I can be throughout the months but I always make time to appreciate the surrounding forest.  It's a constant reminder to learn from the peace and quiet of nature and what it can teach us everyday.  I find trees to be strong yet able to bend, enduring yet vulnerable to what humans can do to destroy them, nurturing us with warmth, nutrition for the earth, oxygen for all and so much more.  The poplar leaves are all now waving goodbye as soon they'll be dropping to the ground.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Room with a view.

This is just one tiny view from the Beech House porch window.  I was struck by how beautiful the iris was outside among the ferns.  In the distance is the little cabin waiting for the new arrivals for the season.  

Every year there is growth on all levels.  Learning to be patient is a big part of it.

Friday, January 8, 2016

3 - ply sustainability

A friend told me that her mother insisted that she only use 3 sheets of bathroom tissue after peeing.  I support this practice as it's just one more way to support sustainability.  And using more is just wasteful.  If we all conserve a little we can save thousands of trees.  I've gone a step further with a composting toilet in the Beech House and an outhouse that the boy scouts built last year.  My neighbor calls it the Awesome Outhouse has it's quite colorful.  I'll have to include a picture of it come spring.  

Winter months will find me making a speedy recovery from my second knee transplant (the first was a few months ago).  By spring I hope to be 100% better in every way.  After all, with spring cleaning there's a lot to wipe up.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

December Solstice

Once again, over twenty of us celebrated the solstice in the Beech House.  Always a contemplative event with purpose and sharing and bringing all closer in the process.  Of course, there's a delicious Michigan potluck following each gathering.  These events are open to all by reservation.