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…

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…

Walking in Gratitude

~ a walk in the woods crisp air, warrm hues, earthy smells nature’s medicine ~ ~ The colors around town were actually better than in the woods this year. I’m grateful for many outdoor choices, reliable transportation, and easy access to parks to refresh my body and spirit. The job has pushed me on many…

Soulful Sunset

~ the sky is glowing painted with shades of orange a soulful moment ~ I watched this beautiful sunset unfold while flying back to Arkansas from my trip east to see family. It reminded me of the many amazing sunsets that I’ve watched over the years. I’m grateful for the many beautiful places that I’ve…

Soul Spaces 117- Self-Care

Soul Spaces 117 – Self-Care Now more than ever we need to take exquisite care of ourselves. Please make sure you are nourishing your body, mind, and soul. Photography is one of the ways I anchor myself in joy, wonder, and connection. Here are some of my favorite tips for self-care.  Spend time feeling gratitude,…

blessings, new year,

Blessings for a New Year

Blessings for a New Year   Thank you for sharing the journey with me. I finally am feeling a few rays of hope, trust, and courage to act. Maybe this will be the new I re-emerge from my shell to see the world with fresh eyes. As I look back on the past year, what…

Autumn Reflections

Autumn Reflections Autumn seems to be the time of year I become more reflective. The reflectiveness builds as we move into winter with longer and colder nights. Despite my urban ways, I’m grateful to still be tuned to the rhythms of nature. As a side note, I just lost my full-time job. The company has…

Mystic Mountains

Mystic Mountains ~ emerald green peaks white fog covers the valley magical moments ~ After hiking in the rain at a nearby park, my friend Steven and I stopped at this beautiful vista aptly called Artist Point for a wonderful view of cascading mountains, river, and valley below. We were treated with this magical view…