Category Archives: Summer Diary
© Jacqueline Perry, “Two Trunks” Thanks to the Arbor Day Foundation at http://www.arborday.org/ for connecting children with nature and for sharing a few quotes about trees: “The clearest way into the universe is through a forest wilderness.”–John Muir “The earth brought forth … Continue reading
Queen Anne’s Lace and spray paint on paper by Jacqueline Perry, 2012 Queen Anne’s Lace appeared early this year. Too embarassed to bolding harvest the weed from the roadside, I’ve been passing it by. Walking by a weedy student rental today, I … Continue reading
Thanks to Marion, a friend, for letting me share this story about the healing power of nature. In the last year of her life, Marion’s mother came to live with Marion’s family. After Marion opened the window in her mother’s bedroom, … Continue reading
Drawing a friend’s cat on a stone retaining wall reminded me to look for the gestures in nature. Sometimes you only have seconds to respond.
“He will be like a tree planted by water that sends out its roots by the stream and will not fear when the heat comes. But its leaves will be green, and it will not be anxious in a year … Continue reading
I was at Swanie Slough early this morning to see if I could capture some pictures of turtles. Yesterday, I noticed the sign posted near the slough telling visitors to be aware of the Turtle Study taking place through June. … Continue reading
Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois. On a walk I stepped on a brown beetle-eaten leaf. The shape caught my eye. I picked up the leaf from the wet sidewalk and noticed its lacyness–the holes so evenly spaced. Careful not to crush it, I held the leaf in … Continue reading