My calendar page for September 2020: Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it. (Poet Mary Oliver)
Jubilee for the Earth is the theme of the 2020 Season of Creation, an annual celebration of prayer and action to protect creation, celebrated by Christians of all traditions. The season begins September 1, the Day of Prayer for Creation, and runs through October 4, the Feast of St. Francis, who is the patron saint … More Jubilee for the Earth
Every day the headlines feature ways in which the U. S. government is attacking the environment, whether it’s climate, fossil fuel extraction, endangered wildlife, or hungry people around the world. The news can be overwhelming and discouraging. However, this week I received a calendar from an environmental law group (www.earthjustice.org) in which each page features … More Good News about the Environment
The clouds this week have been dramatic. They appear and change shape and color within minutes. Here a just a few examples of clouds seen from my lanai.
Yesterday, I ventured out to reconnect with the non-human created world at one of my favorite nearby gardens. I was reminded viscerally of how hot it has been in Florida this summer. We usually get 90° temperatures for weeks but this year there are fewer afternoon rains to cool the evenings. It seems as though … More Global Warming