The Fairy Forts of Ireland

  Our bus driver and guide on the trip around Ireland was Bill Mahoney. I wish Bill could have sat down with us and talked more in-depth about the many intriguing places we saw from our bus windows or stopped at to briefly explore. Bill was a walking encyclopedia of Ireland and knew so much […]

The Time Tunnel

The Time Tunnel

Go with me this morning on a journey–not so far in miles, but a great distance in time and quite a giant leap in imagination. We’re going to struggle through years of wild undergrowth–bushes, weeds, grape vines, wild rose bushes, blackberry briars, giant oaks, and we’ll stop at the remains of a small, wood house. […]

An Owl in the Neighborhood

An Owl in the Neighborhood

  Neighborhood Owl “There’s an owl in the neighborhood. I heard him late last night When the wind was wild and restless and the moon was round and white. I hurried to my window but nothing I could see Showed anyone in all the town had wakened–only me. Owls live in the forest where trees are […]

The Mist and the Mystery of a Far Off Island

The Mist and the Mystery of a Far Off Island

I imagine a mist is rising over the river and lake. It’s an Ireland kind of morning. The ground is damp with rain, the air is crisp and cool. All that I can see is quiet and lovely, a grand spring morning, but beneath the stillness and calm, mystery lurks. Always, mystery. And, that, dear […]

The Mystery of the Unknown Plant

The Mystery of the Unknown Plant

Yesterday, I said I would add to the mystery count by telling you about a mysterious plant. It was discovered in an unused field in Oklahoma. What could it be, I wondered, as I gazed at the fascinating features of huge trunk and wildly tangled limbs mixing with other bushes and underbrush.   The limbs or vines, whichever they were, reminded me […]

Friends and Friendship

Friends and Friendship

In the early morning darkness, a car roars off to an unknown (to me) destination. What’s the reason for his hurry? Is there an emergency? I hope he is not alone if he is facing a trauma but that he has a friend to share the urgency. Friends put the sunshine in a cloudy day […]

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