I spent a recent weekend in seclusion at my friend, Morningstar's retreat center in the Ozarks. I enjoyed silence, worked in her gardens, read, feasted on vegetarian meals, and rested my soul for the work ahead.
Pictures: Morningstar's tipi where she holds many of her ceremonies, the Gaia Garden, Casita: my cabin in the woods, Morningstar's home: Rose Cottage, a view of the meadow that includes a vegetable garden that helps to feed us.
My times of silence and solitude become more important to me as the work load grows heavier. I am grateful for times of refreshment.