We’re grateful to Lynne Ann Johnson for sending us a poem she wrote while staying in our French Country Cottage. It’s a joy to us to live in and share a place that inspires poetry. Here’s what she wrote:

This is How I Know

 Lodge medicine grows at the front door.

I find feathers while walking Rural roads.

And when I return from sharing silence

with a single sandhill crane atMarlLake

I’m handed a stalk of asparagus

fresh from the garden

that Robert washes in artesian spring water

flowing from a pipe over the trough

orange with native iron and

feeding back onto fertile earth

and into a little cattail marsh.


I am on home ground.

And here is Deb at the door saying, “Stay.”