Silence

  Precious silence often accompanies a fresh and heavy snowfall. The contrast between it and the sounds we normally tune out calls our attention to it. We go outside to watch and we listen closely. We even seem to breathe easier as the snowflakes make a barely perceptible sound. Before the shovels and snowblowers come out, […]

An Appreciation Of Being

I was surprised to learn that tulips are originally from Persia. They were brought to the Netherlands in the 17th century. The name comes from the word turban or “taliban,” the wraparound headdress worn by many Middle Eastern people. In Latin, it translates to “tulipa.” The flowers pictured here are a hybrid known as “World’s […]

Silence

  Precious silence often accompanies a fresh and heavy snowfall. The contrast between it and the sounds we normally tune out calls our attention to it. We go outside to watch and we listen closely. We even seem to breathe easier as the snowflakes make a barely perceptible sound. Before the shovels and snowblowers come out, […]