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Poetry Sunday: He Watches

Poetry Sunday:  He Watches

  He Watches     P e r c h e d Ever alert Ready to spring into action Clever as he amuses himself Youthful exuberance all the way           to the                      tip of               […]

Creative Quest

Creative Quest

“You have to be burning with an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right. If you’re not passionate enough from the start, you’ll never stick it out.” ~Steve Jobs       Recently, I took part in a week-long Photo Quest (#celebrateARTlife ), put together by Whitney Freya.  I find when […]

Wildlife Lesson-Squirreling Around

Wildlife Lesson-Squirreling Around

“Not much goes on in the mind of a squirrel. Huge portions of what is loosely termed “the squirrel brain” are given over to one thought:  food. The average squirrel cogitation goes something like this: I wonder what there is to eat.” ~ Kate DiCamillo       I have not always been fond of squirrels….eastern […]

Beyond Words: Winter At The Lake

Beyond Words:  Winter At The Lake

“You can become blind by seeing each day as a similar one. Each day is a different one; each day brings a miracle of its own. It’s just a matter of paying attention to this miracle.”  ~Paulo Coelho       So we are back again to explore a beautiful spot that lies just across […]

Beyond Words: Autumn At The Lake

Beyond Words:  Autumn At The Lake

“When you sit tranquilly, you set a great example to the people who rush around in panic and thus you show the crazy waves the beauty of being a calm lake!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan       In my Seasonal Celebrations post, on my gardening blog, I talked about what I wanted to focus […]

Wildlife Lesson: Bathing’s For...

Wildlife Lesson:  Bathing’s For The Birds

“The bath is one of the places I prefer, certainly not a place I leave readily, a place where one can close the door and remove oneself, put oneself in parentheses, as it were, from the rest of humanity. It is a place for reading and thinking, where one’s mind wanders easily, where time seems […]

Poetry Sunday-Play With Abandon

Poetry Sunday-Play With Abandon

  Play With Abandon     Play with abandon, Fling your arms to the skies, Fly over the waves wearing necklaces of seaweed and shells. Skip along the lanes and the meadows Gathering wildflowers and shiny stones. Be free, never constrained. Feel life as it was meant to be, Washing in and out with the […]

August Break Completed

August Break Completed

“A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown.” ~ Denis Waitley       I promised I would finish up the photography challenge,  The August Break, the creation of Susannah Conway.  Today I have the last 4 prompts, and […]

August Break Continues

August Break Continues

“Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarten. Then when you hit puberty they take the crayons away and replace them with dry, uninspiring books on algebra, history, etc. Being suddenly hit years later with the ‘creative bug’ is just a wee voice telling you, ‘I’d like my crayons back, […]

August Break Begins

August Break Begins

“Non-judgment quiets the internal dialogue, and this opens once again the doorway to creativity.” ~Deepak Chopra   Last August I participated in a photography challenge called The August Break, the creation of Susannah Conway.  And I was excited when I heard she was doing it again this year.  Each day is a new word, and you decide […]

End of Month Potpourri-June 2015

End of Month Potpourri-June 2015

“Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.”  ~Maya Angelou     One of the people I was introduced to in the April Love course, I wrote about last week, was Andrea Schroeder.  She has a wonderful website called, Creative Dream Incubator.  And it is here where I was reconnected with my creative dream, […]

Poetry Sunday-Lazy Days

Poetry Sunday-Lazy Days

  Lazy Days     Lazy days return with warm, soft breezes. Regaining my senses, my natural rhythm, I wake with the sunrise.  To go swimming and wading in the creek, Exploring meadows to pick fresh, fragrant flowers.     There are afternoon naps beneath tall trees, Gazing at clouds to spy a ship, a […]

Poetry Sunday-Thoughts of May

Poetry Sunday-Thoughts of May

  Thoughts of May     Of mothers, bees and bright bouquets These are the images and thoughts of May.     Warm breezes, green fields and children at play These are the sights and sounds of May.     Butterflies, frogs and birds twittering away All of nature moves to the rhythm of May. […]

End of Month Potpourri-April 2015

End of Month Potpourri-April 2015

The potential of the average person is like a huge ocean unsailed, a new continent unexplored, a world of possibilities waiting to be released and channeled toward some great good. ~ Brian Tracy     For this month’s potpourri, I am continuing my thoughts about self-love.  Self-love and self-care are things we are not routinely […]

Poetry Sunday-Joyful Play

Poetry Sunday-Joyful Play

  Joyful Play   With arms outstretched, I whirl around Floating, spinning above the ground. Tiny feet dance on large shiny shoes, Piggy back rides with giants amuse.     As I ride the waves on the back of a whale, Now thrown off, high in the air I sail! And on the sandy beach we […]

Wildlife Lessons-Cedar Waxwings Play

Wildlife Lessons-Cedar Waxwings Play

“It is a happy talent to know how to play.”  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson     Last May, as I sat on my comfortable lounge chair recovering from surgery, I happened to hear a sound that was about the only thing that would get me up and out of that chair.  You see the surgery was for […]

Creating Pure Joy

Creating Pure Joy

“Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.”  — Erich Fromm     One of the habits I have lost along the way was the ability to have fun.  I noticed it only recently when I was taking stock of myself and my habits after being retired for almost a year.  I did things that […]

Favorite Quote This Week:

“Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.” ~ Aristotle

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