Naked Ladies and Cicadas

cicada lily 2
naked lady lily + cicada molt + sunrise

Hippocampus Magazine has published my short essay, “Naked Ladies and Cicadas” in the May issue, and I am thrilled.

Do visit. I hope you enjoy reading it.

Links to my other essays in literary journals and magazines are at



What a butterfly looks like

Gulf fritillary : Brichetto
Gulf Fritillary on a black-eyed Susan

My “What a Butterfly Means” was published last week. I wrote it after watching a newly eclosed gulf fritillary butterfly on a passionvine at Warner Park Nature Center’s organic garden. Continue reading “What a butterfly looks like”

Field Trip Leavings (Meadow Tree Trail)

Honey locust (Gleditsia triacanthos)

Field Trip Leavings is a short essay I wrote after an autumn ramble through the Meadow Tree Trail at Warner Park Nature Center. I’m delighted to report it has been published in The Fourth River“a journal of nature and place-based writing published by Chatham University’s MFA in Creative Writing Programs.” Continue reading “Field Trip Leavings (Meadow Tree Trail)”