Mourning into dancing (Vacation saga 1)

On our honeymoon 40 years ago, David and I tented in Yellowstone National Park. When we walked into Old Faithful Inn, we were so struck by its rustic architecture and unique beauty that we said, "We're going to come back and stay here some day." We vaguely thought "some day" would be when we were … Continue reading Mourning into dancing (Vacation saga 1)



A few days ago, I was surprised to see these beautiful lilies outside my office window. While its scientific name is Lycoris¬†squamigera, the plant is known as "Surprise Lily" or "Magic Lily" or even "Resurrection Lily."¬†It has earned its nicknames because the leaves die down in late spring, usually disappearing in May. After months with … Continue reading Surprise!