Tag Archives: Nature Blog

Reflections and Resources for November by Joanna Quintrell

Greetings from the Journey Center Staff! The rains have returned to Sonoma County and the thirsty earth has had a nice, long drink of life-giving water. It won’t be long before the hills start turning green, which is one of … Continue reading

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Reflections and Resources-September by Joanna Quintrell

Greetings from the Journey Center staff! I am sitting at my kitchen table, looking out the back door. Our large maple tree is losing its leaves and there is a continual “piling up” going on back there! This and other … Continue reading

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Reflections and Resources by Joanna Quintrell

Greetings from the Journey Center staff! I recently spent some time at the coast and the place we stayed was close enough to the water that you could hear the roar of the ocean waves day and night. Well, you … Continue reading

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Announcing the Journey Center’s New Spring Quarter! By Joanna Quintrell

Greetings from the Journey Center staff! We are pleased to announce that the spring quarter (March-May) newsletter is now available at the Journey Center and online at: http://journeycenter.org/jcnewsletter_Spring2012_web.pdf We invite you to take some time to reflect on where you … Continue reading

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Reflections and Resources January 23 by Joanna Quintrell

Greetings from the Journey Center staff! After a long stretch of “cold and dry”, the rain has come back to Northern California and the earth soaks up this marvelous live-giving gift. Whether we are a person who enjoys the rain … Continue reading

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Standing in Chaos By Joan LaViolette

When I came in to work this morning I saw all the beautiful flower arrangements that had been used for a celebration here at the Journey Center over the weekend.  I noticed how strong and tall the Gladiolas appeared.  It … Continue reading

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Reflections on Aging by Joan LaViolette

This year begins my seventh decade of life. I thought turning 40 or 50 was big, but, this turning 70 is much bigger! I have been doing a lot of reflecting of my past life experiences, especially those with my … Continue reading

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Summer and Poetry by Julie Miller

Little Summer Poem Touching the Subject of Faith by Mary Oliver Every summer I listen and look  under the sun’s brass and even into the moonlight, but I can’t hear anything, I can’t see anything –  not the pale roots … Continue reading

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The Sounds of the Creator & Creation by Julie Miller

Last month when I saw the weather report for temperatures in the 90′s, I headed for the ocean.  Some of you know that for a mountain girl, when it’s going to be hot, you go up in elevation but in … Continue reading

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