Nature Experience #10 – Being Green

Kermit the FROG said that it’s not easy being green.
Over the past two weeks, I have learned that for Ireland being green IS easy.
And when I returned to Oklahoma, I learned that being green is easy for eastern Oklahoma, too!

Green is everywhere. Green is the word. Green is my favorite color.

I left Oklahoma with spring nearly here. The grass and trees were turning green, and the weather seemed to be telling us that spring had …

Nature Connection #17 – Prairie Chickens

I’m not an early riser.This voice inside me grumbles.It hardly seems worth it to get up at 4 in the morning, drive 90
miles and then sit in a bird blind at the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve north of Pawhuska on a damp, cold April morning just to watch some bird dance around.

Forget that it is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Forget that I will remember it- even dream about it – for the rest of my life. I …

Nature Meditation #17 – A Foreign Land

“The whole idea of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot in one’s own country as a
foreign land.”
– G.K. Chesterton, Tremendous Trifles

Think about this. Really think.

As you read this, I am experiencing Ireland. It is a trip I have long dreamed of taking. Ireland is an ancestral land for me – my great-grandfather came from Ireland to America as a young