A Message from Alicia

Welcome to The Simple Swan ~ Nature has forever been a muse for beautiful art, literature, music and philosophy. For me, these are the things that make life rich and meaningful. It soothes my soul to reflect on and write about nature’s wisdom, beauty and simplicity. On Sundays, I post something I’ve written with hope that it resonates with readers who share my passion for nature and all it inspires.

My posts are labeled and archived in these categories:

Be Inspired by Nature ~ I believe everything in nature was created to reveal certain secrets of life. These reflections offer encouraging thoughts and practical ideas that can bring beauty to our lives.

Read a Story Inspired by Nature ~ Our days are filled with interactions with nature that beg to be told as entertaining stories with hopeful messages.

Read a Fairy Tale Inspired by Nature ~ On rare and magical occasions, my imagination transports me from an ordinary experience with nature to an enchanted world where there is always a happy ending.

IMG_0226A Little About Me ~ I love living on Sweetwater Lake in Brown County, Indiana with my high school sweetheart and best friend, Mike. We have four grown children and a four-year-old grandson. I taught literature and language arts to middle school students for nearly thirty years. (I miss it a little bit every day.) I am co-author of Lessons in Loveliness ~ Learning to Live a Lovely Life. Posts from The Simple Swan frequently appear as a column in The Brown County Democrat.


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“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”

~ Albert Einstein