Remote Teaching

HERE IS MY WIFE KATHY, REMOTE TEACHING her piano lessons as she has been doing for months. It is a much-appreciated boon of normalcy, structure, and artistic expression for many students and families.

Favorite Haunt

NOT FAR FROM THE CHURCH O’ THE PINES IS A FAVORITE HAUNT. A little stony brook rises out of the bogs and fens to the west and comes tumbling down to the Mississippi.

Teacher Appreciation Week

IT’S TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK—AND THESE DAYS everyone is rediscovering just how important teachers are, and how hard their job is!

Duck Bay

THE VIEW FROM ‘DUCK BAY’ at the Church O’ The Pines, just greening up. This shallow backwater is a fair walk from the cabin, across the footbridge and through the pines.

The Church Elders

HERE AT THE CHURCH O’ THE PINES IT IS A FINE DAY, with a great dome of blue over the Deacon Pines. These church elders have seen many a spring day, and this one is as fine as any of them.

Spring Ephemerals

HERE AT THE CHURCH O’ THE PINES IT IS A BEAUTIFUL MORNING. The aisles of the Church are just beginning to be brightened by the spring ephemerals.

Young Ones

FROM THE HEART OF THE CHURCH O’ THE PINES, young ones grow among their elders. Earth depends upon all her generations.

The Grandmother Turtle

MOSEYING ACROSS THE FOOTBRIDGE AT THE CHURCH O’ THE PINES, I CAME UPON OLD TURTLE—GRANDMOTHER TURTLE—just awakening from a long winter’s nap.

A Small Stonewall

HERE AT THE CHURCH O THE PINES WE HAVE A SMALL STONEWALL. It is our humble attempt to emulate the great cathedrals and stone edifices of worship in Europe, with their ‘flying buttresses’ and soaring bell towers.

Church O’ the Pines Book Update

CHURCH O’ THE PINES BOOK UPDATE: Hi Everybody! If you ordered a new “Church O’ The Pines” book, it is going well and looking beautiful.