The Bottom and Breaking Wind

Back in May I wrote about a book I had just purchased, Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. It’s a tome of interesting and curious words and definitions, and, as the title implies, phrases and fables that have been retained in or incorporated into the English language over millennia. It’s a really fun reference. Recently… Continue reading The Bottom and Breaking Wind

Red-winged Blackbirds – “Nature’s Assholes”

Red-winged blackbirds aren’t very big. They’re smaller than robins, about 8” head to tail. But they’re easily spotted, at least the males: jet black feathers with bright red and yellow shoulders that are even more visible when they’re flying. Here in the central mountains of Idaho, they’re one of the first migrating song birds to… Continue reading Red-winged Blackbirds – “Nature’s Assholes”

When Life’s Stresses Haunt Your Dreams

I honestly didn’t anticipate writing about dreams again, so soon after my recent Dreamscape post. But like many of you, recent events – COVID-19, stock market plunge, politics – have amped my stress levels up significantly. My subconscious is struggling to handle the input. My usual antidote for stress – time in the forest with… Continue reading When Life’s Stresses Haunt Your Dreams

Sauntering

I think of myself as a runner. Always have, since I first started “jogging” in 1975. Running is a key part of my lifestyle and sense of well-being. I say “I went for a run this morning.” I keep a running log which details how far and where I run, how I felt. I look… Continue reading Sauntering

The Liebster Award

Petrel41 of Dear Kitty.Some blog has kindly nominated Wild Sensibility for the Liebster Award. I appreciate the nod! One delightful discovery, upon beginning to blog on the WordPress platform a few months ago, is the diverse, welcoming and supportive blogging community here. I admit, though, upon receiving Dear Kitty’s email notice, the recovering attorney in… Continue reading The Liebster Award

Wildlife Alerts

A Forest Run, July 14, 2019 Lots of wildlife sightings on this morning's run in the forest near home. Quite the morning, sparking some fond - and exhilarating - memories. Hoping to avoid free-roaming cattle and skunks, I drive to a forest access a couple miles north of home. Right out of the car, Conall… Continue reading Wildlife Alerts

Welcome to Wild Sensibility – a blog about nature, dogs, forests, and a book in progress

The most regretful people on earth are those who felt the call to creative work, who felt their own creative power restive and uprising, and gave to it neither power nor time.Mary Oliver I'm beginning a new adventure: writing a book I'm titling Wild Sensibility. Themes include exploring nature, wilderness, wildlife, dogs, resilience, and finding… Continue reading Welcome to Wild Sensibility – a blog about nature, dogs, forests, and a book in progress