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Christmas at Clach Mhullinn


Peace on Earth.






I saw the Cooper’s hawk this morning. She landed on the chimney pot, probably looking for my miniature hen, Grayson. Four years ago she was a starving fledgling who mantled over while I fed her cold chicken. She’s back this holiday, my spirits lifting. A good Christmas present.


In the middle of the commercialization of Christmas, Nature closes the gap. I have noticed squirrels with pecans in mouths leaping the trees, hawks hunting low over now-bare woods, unknown song birds sitting on fences, heard the migration of Sandhill cranes as they honk in formation. You hear their cacophony well before they appear. Their chiding cries float down to our upturned faces.


There is brightness to the holly, washed by our late autumn rains and the orange of the nandina berries has turned crimson. Smell of wood smoke in the air and the crispness of mornings means the earth is going to sleep. We humans should reclaim our past and fecal plugs and join the slumber party of our brother bears.


Jingle Bells will fade and our tension with it. Looking towards deep winter when the Earth is again silent will restore our balance and calm nerves with a blanket of Peace.


Jane Kohut-Bartels

Copyrighted, 2008-2015






Xmas wreath




Jane Kohut-Bartels

Copyrighted 2015








  1. phoartetry Says:

    I love your cat that seems to be total released; no stress there, and a wonderful Christmas Massage you wrote too Jane, offerings from Mother Nature.

    The best of the Season


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  2. ladynyo Says:

    Thank You! It’s a great season with Mother Nature leading us through the cold and snow. The best of the Season to you, Connie!~


  3. Caliban's Sister Says:

    Jane, LOVE you. I’ve been out of touch, but I wish you a good holiday season, peacefulness, and (I know it’s awful) a prayer for you-know-who to finally go to greener pastures………. 🙂
    Brilliant deep wonderful Jane. love CS


  4. ladynyo Says:

    LOL!!!! I LOVE you, too! I need your comments to clip and wrap around my head , like tin foil. Wear like a hat. LOL! Feel safe then from the narcissists in the world. Sorta. LOL! Yep, CS….it doesn’t matter… are a heart friend for life. And yes, greener pastures….LOL!
    Great Holiday Season for you too!

    Love and Contentment!


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