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About Watching Nature, Seeing Life

I’ve been told this blog helps you who visit live wiser, happier lives. That you linger here in our rural landscape to consider the natural world, relationships and faith, and that you leave here able to love more expansively.

I hope that for you.

About Me

Usually you’ll find me gardening or snapping pictures on a bench of land we call Goose Ridge, on a farm a friend dubbed Three Setters. It’s rolling land that overlooks Washington’s snow-capped Cascade Range, forests, stream-fed ponds and acres of pasture.

Here our Gordon setters, scores of wild animals, and the very best of friends keep us company. Seasons unfurl in a grand show. Creation speaks daily.

A son and daughter return home, when they can, from opposite coasts. Or we go to them. Those kids, their spouses, and grandkids we adore can get us onto planes we’d never board otherwise.

My writing and photos have traveled, too. My columns have regularly landed in publications ranging from WomenOfFaith.com and the Upper Room Disciplines, to the American Scientific Affiliation’s God and Nature Magazine and various newspapers and journals. I’m also a member of the Redbud Writers Guild and have authored two non-fiction books: The View from Goose Ridge (Thomas Nelson / HarperCollins Christian, 2001) and Children At Promise: 9 Principles to Help Kids Thrive in an At Risk World (Jossey-Bass / Wiley, 2003) with Dr. Tim Stuart.

And in recent NEWS, I’m delighted that my award-winning manuscript is now a forthcoming debut novel. Sugar Birds will launch on August 3, 2021. (More on that later. 🙂

I’m glad you’re here.