Thank You for Your Patience!

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A bear coming out of her den. Image via Wikimedia Commons.


Flora’s Forum has been taking a break since Dec. 21st because, well, I really needed one. I think many will agree that 2016 might have been one of the most trying years (collectively, as a nation) in recent memory. Like many, I was emotionally exhausted. I needed time to heal and regain my strength. I needed time to rethink a few things, time to delve into other projects, time to get some kind of plan of action together for the future.

But now that spring is starting to stir, I’m getting out of hibernation!

I think I’ll be able to offer you a lot of great poetry again, soon. I don’t know for sure; I haven’t communicated with Tricia in a little while, or the other poets, but I think they’re up for it. Are you Tricia? Virginia?

I also hope to offer more prose! And other artwork that fits the Flora’s Forum art-in-nature/inspiration theme!

So, if you’re a writer or artist with work to share, I’d love to see it. Send me an email at maefayne(at) As some of you know, I don’t bring in any money from this site, so I, sadly and regrettably, cannot offer payment for publication. (Full disclosure: I did receive $50 in the Tip Jar way back in 2015, and it went toward the $99/year it costs just to keep the site free from ads that I do not approve of. Remember that time that fracking ad appeared out of nowhere?? UGH! I could not let that ever happen again!).

Thanks for sticking around, I love you all!

—Sandra Knauf



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8 responses to “Thank You for Your Patience!

  1. triciaknoll

    You bet I’m up for. I have missed you.

  2. triciaknoll

    Oh, and the bear coming out of the den is pretty special too.

  3. Welcome back! I missed you. Maybe not at first, because it’s been a difficult winter here, too. But a couple of weeks ago when Berkeley started to dry out a bit and the freesias and sparaxis were in bloom I remembered “talking” about corm-season with you. Then I wondered what had happened to Flora’s Forum. Happy first day of Spring!

    • Simone! I’ve thought about you, too, and your wonderful writing. So glad you wrote today with a spring tiding and to remind me of our “talk” about corms! 🙂 It won’t be long here before we’ll join you in those beautiful blooms here in Colorado. XO

  4. Welcome back!! I was so happy to see a Flora’s Forum message in my inbox again…I agree – 2016 was a shattering year on personal and collective levels for so many reasons…it does my heart good to see your return Sandy. We’re all coming back again after taking the time we needed to rest and recover…honestly, some of us are not all the way back yet💚 We’re getting there though!!

    • Thank you, dear Michele! I’m glad you’re happy to see I’m (we’re!) back. All my sweetest friends are sending notes, and that (almost) makes the absence and hard times worthwhile. It’s been a long, tough winter (of our discontent – ha!), now it’s time for some happiness and splendor. I know your year will be very special with all the new beauty you’re creating and I can’t wait to see what develops. ❤ and XO to you and yours!

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