Nature is a Tutor

Nature is a Tutor.

Eloquent to those who can discern

And mute to those who won’t listen…

She is an open book

And holds life-lessons for your look

Will you turn a blind eye

And cry?

Or will you read her with care

For your welfare?

The tutor awaits her student—

Why be diffident?



A Jasmine Bloom… and a stick


How this soft, headily fragrant and lovely jasmine bloom stands in stark contrast to the hard and unsightly stick! But, did you know this is the  very stick on which the plant leans and grows strong?

By the by, this charming piece is from my mother’s personal garden on our family farm.