Emerging

Out of intense complexities intense simplicities emerge.

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Licorice Fern in Moss on Maple Tree

Polypodium glycyrrhiza commonly known as licorice fern, many-footed fern, and sweet root, is a  deciduous fern  native to western North America, including Western British Columbia. It thrives in a humid climate, prevailing in areas with cool and moist summers and warm and wet winters and can often be found growing on the trunks and branches of winter deciduous trees, particularly Big Leaf Maple. It is also often found on rocks, logs, and wet, mossy humus.  It takes advantage of the mild, wet winters and the substrate of deciduous trees to photosynthesize and grow during the cold season when most other temperate plants are dormant.

Licorice fern acquires its name from its licorice-flavoured rhizome, which was chewed for flavor by numerous Native groups, including the Squamish, Shishalh, Comox, Nuxalk, Haida and Kwakwaka’wakw. The rhizomes were also usually used medicinally as a treatment for the cold and sore throats.

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Checking on the little people in the woods today

No one was home. I guess they were out enjoying the sun like I was.

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Hugs


Everything and everybody needs a hug sometimes.

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It’s Raining, It’s Pouring

Fragments of thought
splash the shattered cortex
of my cerebellum
do not alight,
can not enter,
only bounce
about
until
they settle
in a puddle
somewhere
inside my brain
lost forever
in folds
of intelligence
unable to
decipher
something as simple
as puddle.

©Sharron R. McMillan

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Strength

In quietness and trust is your strength.
~Isaiah

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Beyond Understanding Is Love

Her faith is fixed and cannot move,
She darkly feels you great and wise
She dwells on you with faithful eyes;
‘I cannot understand – I love.’
~Tennyson

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We Wait


We wait to be told
what we don’t want to hear,
whatever the outcome
prognosis is fear.

We wait to be told
what we need to do
believing what experts say
must be true.

Then we wait for those experts
to find a trace
of whatever got us here
in the first place.

©Sharron R. McMillan

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Lichens I Like

Lobaria Oregana Lichen

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Condos For Sale


Wreck centre on the second and third floor.
Call Builder/Seller: Woody Woodpecker Cedar 2401

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How Do They Do That


A perfect circle created by a Flicker Woodpecker.  Amazing.  How do they do that?
I can’t even make a perfect circle using a compass!

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Noise

Noise

There are choirs singing in your head.
If you listen, you will hear the music.
It is the song of angels.
Pay no attention to the sounds of the world.
They are just noise
and even when added up all together they have no value,
make no sense.
Strain to hear the song of angels.
Listen to the melody within your soul.

~Neale Donald Walsch

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Cosmic Origins

The truth is that all of us embody stardust and a divine spark with cosmic origins.
We come from mystery and return to it at the end of the life journey.
~Dr. Barbara Holmes in “Race and the Cosmos”

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Photograph: Sharron R. McMillan

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Spring Is On Its Way

Positive thoughts precede positive results.
~Matshona Dhliwayo

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