Category Archives: Faith

The Naming of Names

Spring is the classic time for wildflowers.  In Texas, even in an off year, the wealth of native flowers is Fat City for bees and butterflies and a heady treat to multiple human senses. There are cotton candy mounds of … Continue reading

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Wild Things

The first day of spring has arrived, but calendars are, after all, a human concept.  Weeks ago, the great celestial clock that slows in the autumn into long nights and abbreviated days had already begun the seasonal reset into warmth … Continue reading

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October Surprise

This lot has been empty for about a decade.  Once—sometime back before the Second World War—a small house was raised on it out of the miscellaneous materials that Depression Era construction was likely to entail.  Pieces of discarded railroad ties, … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day

I found this turtle while walking the dog.  The dog saw it first, and I thought at first that it had been hit by a car, since it was only a few inches from the asphalt we were walking on, … Continue reading

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Fraidy Cat

Strictly speaking, the domestic  cat isn’t a domestic animal.  Individually, perhaps; a super-model skinny Siamese in a jeweled collar or any cat lounging like an Ingres odalisque looks and normally acts about as wild and crazy as the attendees at … Continue reading

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Happy Trails

Sometime before the end of winter, I’m likely to be out another dog. I don’t normally cry over such things; any life that has been long and well lived is not something to be mourned when it reaches its inevitable … Continue reading

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Fine and Quiet Part 2

The solstice has officially arrived, but the bright days of late autumn lingered here until as lately as a week ago. This is frequent in North Texas; well into December, we often enjoy a muted but pleasing echo of the … Continue reading

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Chrsyler Imperial

Gardening is an occupation that has, in my case, a genetic component. My mother saw no reason to mow a lawn when she could be growing vegetables as well as flowers in the same spot. Her father spent much of … Continue reading

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Wild Thing(s)

One thing to understand about Texas is that here, St. Augustine is not a place in Florida. Nor is it a formerly mortal member of the heavenly host–although our St. Augustine is nonetheless arguably an object of worship. In Texas, … Continue reading

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A Fallen Sparrow

Luke 12:6 A dead sparrow In these last days of winter. For him, No spring. –LMJ c.1999 On a day like this, it is hard to get that spring is only a few weeks away. Last week, it was a … Continue reading

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