Archive for April 2013

Forest Treasure   Leave a comment

Found in the Movers and Shakers column of our local paper: check it out~ 

Leaf Wins Award for Enlightened Transformation

Forrest Leaf (45 Parallel, Loamy Clay Way, Oregon) was recently presented the Planetary Award for Enlightened Transformation, an honor granted to progressive individuals for selfless excellence. Long known for unwavering sustainable practices and community interconnections, Leaf’s past honors include the Green Award for Solar Panel Efficiency, the Eco-Prize for Nutrient Outreach, and recognition by Gaia, Inc. for lifelong contribution to Healthy Air, Water and Soil Systems. A congratulatory reception for Leaf was held on Vineyard Mountain last Friday, April 26 as part of western Oregon’s Arbor Day festivities.

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Posted April 29, 2013 by pjsisson in Uncategorized

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Buddies   Leave a comment

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Two buds bend and sway
Morning breeze still wet with rain
Flowering friendship

Posted April 26, 2013 by pjsisson in Uncategorized

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Happy Earth Week!   Leave a comment

And the crowd cheers . . .

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Posted April 24, 2013 by pjsisson in Uncategorized

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Passers-by   2 comments

Death Valley’s dunes offer countless stories imprinted on the sand. When I saw these criss-crossing insect trails, it made me think how my own path continually and invisibly crosses paths with others’. And even though our “shared” moments may be separated by minutes, centuries, or even millennia, my life is sweetened by the art, music, intellect, whimsy, and depth of those folks whose past quests keep intersecting with my questions. So I dedicate this photo to Mozart, Emerson, the ancient Egyptians, Michelangelo, my ancestors, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Black Elk, the Buddha, ponderosa pine, the Metolius River, and many more . . . . to each and all, I thank you!

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Two paths ascending
Leaving wakes in sea of sand,
A chance resonance

Posted April 21, 2013 by pjsisson in Uncategorized

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Looking Back   2 comments

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Moved by warm wind of
nostalgic summers, etchings
traced on shifting sand

Posted April 18, 2013 by pjsisson in Uncategorized

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Tranquil Observer   Leave a comment

This is our garden guardian, Stumpy, seated at the hub of the known universe, noting the Big Dipper’s clang as it changes its tilt, and watching for the wax and wane of sweet woodruff at his feet.  He has grown more cryptic with time, merging peacefully with lichen and leaf litter. His words are few, the usual mix of earth and sky.
 
 
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                                                                            Celebrate your deep-trailed
                                                                            heart, feather-lined lake
                                                                            star-dropped cares, caught lightly
 
                                                                            Sing your full-bucket
                                                                            song, off-beat rhyme
                                                                            spiraled ellipse, anchored sweetly
 

Posted April 15, 2013 by pjsisson in Uncategorized

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Beautiful Moment   Leave a comment

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Rainbow at sunset
Muddy path pink with petals
Cloudburst afterglow

 

Posted April 12, 2013 by pjsisson in Uncategorized

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