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

For more than 25 years, my veterinarian husband and I have lived on a bench of land we call Goose Ridge, on a farm a friend dubbed Three Setters. We raised our family on this rolling ground that overlooks Washington’s snow-capped Cascade Range, forests, stream-fed ponds and stretching acres of pasture.

These days, Gordon setters, a small herd of Wagyu cows and calves, and the very best of friends keep us company. Children and grandchildren visit from far away. Seasons unfurl in a grand show. Creation speaks daily.

We’re thankful. Unless we forget to be. Even then, God carries us.

I have worked as a nature and personal growth columnist for WomenOfFaith.com and have written two non-fiction books, The View from Goose Ridge (Thomas Nelson, 2001) and Children At Promise: 9 Principles to Help Kids Thrive in an At Risk World (Jossey-Bass, 2003, with Dr. Tim Stuart).

I’ve also written prose and poetry for various publications. I taught high school English and family psychology for years, ran a small business and have a master’s degree in English. My first novel is now in the hands of potential agents.

I’m glad you’re here.