Barely Smelling Bacon

Barely Smelling Bacon Out on the lake’s edge in the blackness of a remote mountain cabin, she sits straight up in bed peering into the dark and blinking to see better. A creature is shuffling on the rocks outside, rummaging, and brushing against the outside log walls. Then scratching, is it the sound of claws…

Canyon Carvings

Canyon Carvings What words are carved of You Oh, Ancient of Days across these canyon walls? I see You, think if You, yearn for You in every crevasse. What is Your Name? What motivates You? All this glory around me tells me a story about You. But as it turns out, this is my story….

The Aspen

  The Aspen Imagine being so long and lean, white and perfectly exquisite, captivating and beautiful — towering through the clouds that it became unnecessary to notice the leaves of your faces or the branches of your lovely arms, except in autumn, yes, except in autumn. ©Bonnie Saul Wilks all rights reserved      …

85th Birthday Bash

We are in Colorado for the weekend for my Dad’s 85th birthday bash — well, it more of a special celebration meal than a bash. Still, I think being 85 is pretty special. Both my parents look really good! And secretly I think they are more active and have less pain in their bodies than…

Small Awakenings…

Divided by long, prosaic interludes, life is a series of awakenings. I don’t know about you, but I have had several ”revelations” that have desperately influenced me–dividing my life into two parts: before and after. Sometimes awakenings have occured because of unexpected happenings; while at other times, the most mundane things have grabbed my attention and changed the course of…

Snow!

My parents celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary! We traveled from the balmy beaches of Florida, to the mild and sunny climate of Texas, to a blanket of winter white snow in Colorado. We awoke this morning to about six inches. I pulled the kitchen curtains back to see such a wonderful sight. This is so…