Out of Doors

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the road to everglades national park

The road to Everglades National Park, from where we live, about 4 hours north, is busy the weekend after New Year’s. I am internally humming, staring out the window while my husband drives, noting cars of German make (the closer we get to Miami) and palms and southern Florida’s lush green landscape and crops, as … Continue reading

joy is sort of like tiny seashells

Joy is sort of like tiny seashells. I walk out to the beach, via the old wooden boardwalk at one of my favorite beaches in central Florida, a beach I have been coming to for my entire life, where I have memories of being tiny, and being a teenager and being and adult. It’s beautiful. Like life. … Continue reading

i am standing in a wooded clearing

I am standing in a wooded clearing full of seated people, under the Florida pines, when the boy asks me if I’d like his seat. It is a scouting event for my daughter and the awards will begin at any moment. People are crammed onto wooden benches around a fire pit in the early morning … Continue reading

if you don’t believe in love at first sight

If you don’t believe in love at first sight, it’s because you’ve never been to Colorado. Tall Rockies, sharp lines frosted smooth with fresh snow, aspens growing straight toward Heaven out of a sheer, diagonal mountainside – like speckled arrows shot into the ground at perfect intervals, vastly spread countryside, and the wide, wild sky. … Continue reading