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Earth Day at the Crossroads: Step Up for Mama Gaia

The need for all Gaia’s children to stand up on Her behalf, and on behalf of the scientific evidence that protects life has never been more urgent. Continue Reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Fern Return

It’s Wordless Wednesday. Take a break. Go outdoors. Be silent and receive life’s many blessings. Absorb the majesty of resurrection in every thing. Continue Reading

Wordless Wednesday: Happy Snow-stara

After thunder and lightning last night, on this first full day of Spring, an uncharacteristic snow squall descends on us here at Laurel Hill cottage. Continue Reading

Wordless Wednesday: Spring and Salamanders Stirring

Spring is slowly arriving at our Laurel Hill Cottage, with a pair of spotted salamanders stirring in our pond. Although common, they are rarely seen. Continue Reading

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Don’t miss out: This exclusive offer is my donation on behalf of the North Carolina Conservation Network’s annual fundraiser. Auction ends SOON! Continue Reading

Wordless Wednesday: The Turning

With a forecast of our first freeze on Friday, I pause to say goodbye to the exuberant annuals that have graced our cottage. I bow to the turning. Continue Reading

Wordless Wednesday: The Sweet, Endangered, Elusive Wood Thrush Visits

The sweet song of the wood thrush is unmistakable, but increasingly rare, as they are very endangered. Also famously elusive, we were lucky this day. Continue Reading

Why This Earth Day – Gaia’s Day – Matters More That Ever Before

We honor Gaia the Goddess, and Gaia. the science, on this holy day. Like all good mothers, She teaches us rules and boundaries so that we may thrive. Continue Reading

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Wordless Wednesday: The Fragrant, Fertile Greening

Clematis Threshold, by John Rottet

The Green Veil spreads across our woods and gardens at Laurel Hill Cottage. Won’t you pause a moment today, and cherish the fragrant touch of Spring? Continue Reading

Wordless Wednesday: Welcoming the Spring Beauty

As the budding of early Spring opens in our Laurel Hill woods, one of our earliest visitors is the ephemeral wildflower, Spring Beauty. Photo by John. Continue Reading

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