Sidewalk Zendo Archive

2017

May 10 – Third Time’s the Charm

Gray skies dripping precip have been the order of the May day here in Blacksburg. But under cover of darkness the clouds finally sloshed off to rain on someone else’s parade, leaving a bright blue wake overhead and a light, steady breeze at ground level, soft as down against my arms and face as Dash and I stepped onto the Huckleberry Trail this morning…

May 4 – Wingèd Life

More rain and wind overnight and damp grey skies for this morning’s walk with Terrier-Boy. Twigs and branches scattered like chopsticks across the asphalt, with torn leaves and flower petals tossed into the mix. A shaky new squirrel bridge hangs tentatively over the trail…

April 27 – Feet in the ground, Head in the clouds

After hiding behind clouds for days the sun finally came out yesterday and now there are flowers everywhere! I’m not sure how the common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) got such a bad rap—I love them. Those bright yellow florets always catch my eye and make me slow down, which is odd given that drivers often interpret yellow …

April 24 – Popup Forest

[Prologue:  April seems like a good time to start a new habit.  It’s my birth month, and in this part of the world it is definitely Springtime, which seems to me a more natural start to the yearly cycle of seasons than January.  One of the intentions I’ve set for the 12 months is to cultivate …