Welcome to Composting Words – a completely unbranded blog. If you are looking for a single-minded blog with a consistent theme, this isn’t it. Mostly you will find photographs of nature, flowers and the occasional shot of my adorable dog, Harry. But I wander, since I am interested in practically everything, so you will find occasional healthy recipes (love great food), some poetry when the words “come” and musings on things such as dementia & aging (my Dad has dementia), making art (a renewed passion) and other things that touch my heart.
There is also a page and a string of posts related to tick-borne diseases. I’m an almost completely recovered survivor after a long slog with Lyme Disease & Babesia. In fact, dealing with that hard period in life is what got me blogging in the first place.
On a side note . . .
Why the title Composting Words? I have been a gardener since childhood and have always been drawn to plants. My first memory at two or three years of age is of the orange, balloon-like Japanese lanterns growing in the backyard. Composting is about the creation of something new from the remains of something that was already there. I believe much of writing and the human story itself is just that – the recycling or composting of something old into something new – in essence something that has always been there being rediscovered and retold in countless way. My words, observations and learnings are much the same, not earth shattering discoveries but the reweaving of what is already there. (You can see my poem, Composting Words, which inspired this blogs title here.)
Thanks for the visit and happy wandering!