My Blogs

The Healthy Nut   –  the first blog I created  after retiring from a career in nursing.  My  care plan to maintain myself physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.    Meander along with me in the garden, in the kitchen, out hiking, curling up with a good book and wherever else this crazy life leads me.  Here is where you’ll find photos, some poetry and a recipe or two when the spirit moves me to cook something good! I wrote lots of poetry on this blog until I decided to move my poetic musings to Wabi Sabi poems and images in November of 2012.


Wabi Sabi –  poems and images!

Wabi – simple, humble, in tune with nature, ‘understands the wisdom of rocks and grasshoppers.’ Tadao Ando
Sabi – patina or  tarnishing that comes with age and the acceptance of impermanence and imperfection.

Although there is much more to the wabi-sabi aesthetic, for me it means finding beauty in imperfection – my own and the world’s.   I make poems and art with a quiet joy and the knowledge that all is fleeting.


Take Off Your Sandals – I am blessed to have found a way that seems to work for me, to touch the Spirit that dwells in all things, including me.  I listen daily to this Spirit, using the words in various sacred books, including the Bible,  nature, walking, meditation and yoga to help me hear. Take Off Your Sandals, a recently conceived blog,  is an evolving record of this journey.





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    1. And thank you for your wonderful comments. I am just getting used to WordPress and I tried to find your blog before but I couldn’t click through from your ‘gravatar’ to your home page for some reason. I finally found the link on the Haiku Heights site! Looking forward to reading your poems .


  1. Doesn’t this “about” say it all?! So little says so much. I can’t imagine a better intro, WabiSabi, for someone who obviously loves Haiku.

    I read a lot of Haiku on the ‘Net. I’ve never studied them so I am no adjudicator. However, I’ve just finished reading a number of yours and little implosions were happening such as I do not experience often with others. I so appreciate your creative, succinct and sensual descriptions – poetry and haiku. Example? Blushing trumpets. Companioning…

    Speaking of companioning, your photos are gorgeous and apropos.


    1. Thank you for your kind comments. Succinct seems more important to me lately…as though I only have so many words and I don’t want to waste them! Thank you for visiting.


  2. Thank you for your visit and comment to ‘Do You Read Me’ – I thought I recognized you, as I have your site bookmarked. 🙂

    While it is rare, I do occasionally re-write a piece. But it is not fun to be so totally miss-read that one gets, well basically ‘kicked in the head’. While I do understand that folks reading can and will take there own interpretations – I also sometimes feel that stepping back from warranted negativism is a safe course of action.

    I have read and enjoyed several of your Mindful Writing posts. But it isn’t easy to leave commentary there on the WOWH blog. I also enjoy haiku, tanka and renga as well as other short forms. I do hope we meet again. Thank you.


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  5. What a wonderful pairing of art and haiku. I find the older I get, the less I have to say, where when I was younger I had to tell everybody everything. 🙂 I think that is what draws me to your work; nothing superfluous- straight to the essence.


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