The trees have gone brown The drought has taken it’s toll The rain brings promise The browning of trees began with just a tinge, a suggestion of stress from this long dry. As summer began, in spring, the already crisp earth desiccating as we watched. The river all but evaporated, becoming a series of ponds…then … More The browning of the trees
Twas a reprieve A time to rest A time to rebelieve That time is gone Is blown away How can we, this time retrieve? I see the children Laugh and play I see the hope within I see that though things will change The future is not grim.
This wonderful story was written by Cathy Apple Gate and beautifully illustrated by Dee Huxley. I chose to read this book as part of my StoryTime playlist on my YouTube channel. You can find out more about this book from the author website (click here).
Thunder rumbles lightening cracks and no rain falls the ground is crisp and each flash brings a desperate pause. fear sits with hope and hope with doubt please let it rain Another clap A daylight Flash Rain begins to patter A gentle start building up To a roaring clatter. Another rumble now far off … More Thunder rumbles
We have a huge problem in our society. And it is not that women need time and support to ‘recover’ from birth. The problem is we have developed a culture of segregation: where babies and mothers are not immersed in the ‘every day’ where children are sent off to school and adults to work where … More Recovering from birth: Eve Syndrome
Watching the clouds on a rain promised day, Breeze in the trees making them sway, birds on the wing with a song in their heart, As days go – this is a good start An excitement is building with this cool reprieve. And the hope for the rain we’ll receive. The greens of the world … More Here comes the rain…