Tag Archives: Nature

Patience Please

Carol A. Hand Here I am, ‘though bleary eyed after editing all day I’d like to answer comments but I’ve little else left to say Two hundred pages done Two hundred more to go Some days the work seems easier … Continue reading

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The Challenge of “Getting Real”

Carol A. Hand “The more real you get, the more unreal the world gets.” (John Lennon) *** *** Working on a book manuscript that is in part a memoir presents unique opportunities and challenges. In the editing process, I often … Continue reading

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Northshore Highlights

Carol A. Hand A colorful morning although skies were grey On a cool but ordinary Saturday An impromptu trip along Lake Superior’s Northwest shore Dramatic skies promised rain for sure Fast moving storms pass, creating fog and rising steam Inspiring … Continue reading

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A Miracle of Life

Carol A. Hand Despite fierce winds brutal cold and pounding rain delicate but tenacious – columbine gracefully blossoming once again ***                         *** ***           … Continue reading

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Reflections at the End of May

Carol A. Hand Gratitude at the close of May My spirit will breathe easier because you decided to bloom today despite the gray skies that came our way ***   ***

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Reflections about Learning and Vision

Carol A. Hand Last night before I fell asleep, I did what I usually do. Solved a cryptogram puzzle or two. Often the quotes in the puzzle books are silly, but on rare occasions they inspire deeper reflection like the … Continue reading

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May Moon

Carol A. Hand Sometimes, on the darkest night the moon appears, a guiding light shining on the world below a reminder of our inner glow urging us to do the same for others *** ***

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Sometimes I Just Don’t Understand

Carol A. Hand Sometimes I wonder if I’ll ever understand why people in power seem to care so little about the suffering and destruction they leave in their (una)wake(ning) *** *** Robin wings and bloodied backbone lying in the grass … Continue reading

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April’s Icing

Carol A. Hand   Returning to boots and yaktrax for April’s final days *** *** Watching with curiosity to see how long ice stays   Yesterday’s blooming flower the promise of coming spring *** *** Today encased in ice as … Continue reading

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Contemplating Impermanence

Carol A. Hand *** Awakening to bird song just before sunrise Heart touched with a mixture of deep awe and sorrow Aware of the impermanence of life and beauty Wondering how many song birds will survive ‘til tomorrow In a … Continue reading

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