Hello, and welcome to my world . . .
It’s tough out there these days, on a planet in a frightening time of change and a political world in turmoil. It’s no wonder if you feel upset, upended, upside-down. I hope you’ll take a deep breath and spend a few moments here, in a quiet space of books and gardens.
Over 35 years ago, at midlife, my husband Bill and I left our careers in the fast lane and homesteaded 31 acres of woods and meadows in the Texas Hill Country–a refuge we call Meadow Knoll.
We’re older now, but you’ll still find the two of us here, working in the garden, walking through the woods and along the creek, and enjoying our animal companions and the fascinating community of native wildlife that surrounds us. This is where you’ll find me writing and sharing my work, as well as the work Bill and I have done together over the years. We think of this as our right livelihood, an idea—and a practice—that was important to both of us when we came here and still is, more than three decades later. It’s especially important now, when climate change and the current pandemic (not the first and certainly not the last) are challenging the human-built world.
For a glimpse into this quieter life, I invite you to check out the “About” page, browse the book pages, take a look at the “Resource” section, and drop in on the archive of LifeScapes and BookScapes, my two blogs. You can find my newsletters at Place & Thyme, my Substack home and my social media links at the top right of this page. Even when we can’t talk face-to-face or reach out and touch one another, there are ways to stay connected. Let’s use them.
Thank you for being a reader and a friend. Come back and visit often—you’re always welcome.