Honoring Mothers

~ Today I want to honor our mothers; the earth, our birthmothers, and anyone who has helped nurture and care for us. Planet earth is mother to everyone whether we acknowledge her or not. Most of you know of my love and appreciation for nature and her beautiful diversity of life. Here are some flowers…

Spring Renewal

~ Like John Muir, I go to the woods to be restored and renewed. Especially in spring, I go to see the cycles of life at play, appreciate earth’s beauty, and marvel at the wonders and miracles of life. ~ wandering and wondering I marvel at the beauty of nature each new discovery is a…

Pod Life

~ Our leader vocalizes with a series of clicks, squeeks, and whistles, signaling it is time to find our meal. The pod moves in synch as we speed off, echolocate, and swarm our target. We herd the fish; circling, splashing, and condensing the mass. Then we dive in to feast. After eating, we float and…

Springtime Delights

~ the floral parade rainbow colors blossoming a sensual feast ~ ~ Our downtown square has long been one of my favorite places to stroll in town. Our city gardeners work hard to keep the gardens looking wonderful all season long. They continually cull, plant, and replace plants to keep the gardens fresh and interesting.…

Lakeside Moments

~ traipsing through the fields geese celebrating their mates wildflowers in bloom resplendent springtime display beautiful moments today ~ I explored a lake near me for the first time. At first, I was disappointed by all the trash around the marina and fishing areas. Then, as I walked the hiking trail around the lake, the…

Soul Soothing Sunsets

~ the sun’s long goodbye glides below the horizon moments to reflect ~ I’m enjoying so much about my new place; the quiet, friendly neighbors, pond, ducks, and open vistas to watch the sky. I’ve been savoring my new place and life, feeling very grateful to have been offered this particular apartment at the perfect…

Pond Life

~ ducks geese swans cruising gaggles of water goodness contentment abounds ~ We have two Canada Geese who live on our pond and a few of these other birds I can’t identify. Do any of you birders know what type of waterfowl this is? I’m loving my new pond life. I enjoy looking out my…

Nesting

~ unpacking my life excitement of beginnings transformation time ~ I made the move and am starting to nest and settle in my new apartment. It feels very good to have my own place after sharing houses for the last 6 years. I knew I wanted my own place, but am surprised at how good…

Moving On

~ moving on again deny, accept, search, decide packing and changing ~ ~ I’ve been all over the map on this decision. I made it much harder by trying to imagine and plan for every future contingency. I’ve offered to help my mother and may potentially move in with her to allow her to stay…

Macro Mayhem

~ ice-covered blossoms delicate beauty encased a frozen mayhem ~ This is a follow-up to last week’s post with more pictures from the freak thunder sleet event. With any luck, this will be the last snow or sleet we see until next winter. Thankfully, I’m seeing some signs of spring with daffodils and snowdrops peeking…