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The Fawn Lily is Blooming

Apr 12, 2011

One day in the winter, while walking my dog in Bowen Park, I spent some time clearing encroaching ivy from the underbrush along the Millstone River. Yesterday I was noticing that the fawn lilies are blooming and that one was able to unravel it’s head in the very patch that I had cleared. There is a sense of satisfaction in the rearrangement of the physical environment that is unequalled by anything else in this world. May we keep our actions aligned with our values.

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Spring has sprung and much of the flora on the coast here is flushing out. May you be blessed with a moment to stand in nature and feel yourself breathing



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