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Spring in the Lowlands is a painting come to life. The azaleas burst like fireworks in shades of fuchsia, orange, and crimson. The white Ibis return to the salt marshes and so do the dark alligators. Massive oak trees give birth to new growth and the dull brown seagrass slowly returns to life. And I… Continue reading Transformation


Closing the Circle

Lately circles have been on my mind. Perhaps it’s because I feel like I’m running in circles as I tackle a lengthy list of necessities that need attention before we drive across the country to relocate from Los Angeles to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Our departure date is now days away and there’s still much to… Continue reading Closing the Circle



No two hikes are ever the same. I know because I’ve climbed the hills at my favorite canyon dozens of times, yet each and every trip is different. One morning I might see a hawk swooping down to snatch a squirrel, while on the next day only mockingbirds appear. I might hear snippets of juicy… Continue reading NOTES FROM THE TRAIL: RESTING PLACES