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Poetry Sunday-Taking Back A Life

Poetry Sunday-Taking Back A Life

    Taking Back A Life     There is a change coming Riding high on this mighty wind. A soulful stirring A door opens I stand upon a threshold Pausing now- Eager to cross yet fear holds me tight in place.     The scent upon the breeze stirs my every cell Filling me […]

Poetry Sunday: This is for us…...

Poetry Sunday:  This is for us…..

    This is for us……     I scratch the earth to plant a seed, and watch it grow and bloom and green.     And I scribble these words across a page, to capture my heart as I wrinkle with age.     You splash fine colors on a canvas blue, with red […]

Poetry Sunday-Dear Imagination

Poetry Sunday-Dear Imagination

    Dear Imagination:     You come to me on crayon-colored rainbows scrawled on envelopes and walls. You ride on the wind with swings flying high, and bike spokes pinned with cards, clapping like hoof beats. You roll down hills laughing so hard you can hardly breath. And you plunk down in a meadow plucking yellow and […]

Nature’s Healing Balm

Nature’s Healing Balm

“What a joy it is to feel the soft, springy earth under my feet once more, to follow grassy roads that lead to ferny brooks where I can bathe my fingers in a cataract of rippling notes, or to clamber over a stone wall into green fields that tumble and roll and climb in riotous […]

Poetry Sunday-A New Life

Poetry Sunday-A New Life

    A New Life     First kiss. Such bliss. Standing at this entrance way, As One,  will be joined this day.     Joined as one this day Pure love delightfully displayed. Tears of joy shed all around, Souls collide in sparks abound.     Watch the sparks from this collision Can’t be stopped […]

Poetry Sunday-A Smile

Poetry Sunday-A Smile

    A Smile     A smile stretches, And cracks open my heart. Letting a soft, warm light Illuminate the fringes of my world. Spreading from head to fingertips to toes. This glowing feeling, Happiness, emanating back to the corners of my upturned lips. Stretching further, And exposing my burning core set ablaze with delight and peace. […]

Winter’s Gifts

Winter’s Gifts

“There is a privacy about it which no other season gives you…. In spring, summer and fall people sort of have an open season on each other; only in the winter, in the country, can you have longer, quiet stretches when you can savor belonging to yourself.” ~Ruth Stout       Winter is a […]

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 […]

Conversations in the Garden-On Persev...

Conversations in the Garden-On Perseverance

“Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” ~Winston Churchill     If my gardens have taught me anything in the last 20+ years, it is the lesson found in this wonderful quote.  And oh how I have stumbled and bumbled around in my garden.  Planting mint or anything in the mint […]

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 […]

Morning Time

Morning Time

“Have you ever seen the dawn? Not a dawn groggy with lack of sleep or hectic with mindless obligations and you about to rush off on an early adventure or business, but full of deep silence and absolute clarity of perception? A dawning which you truly observe, degree by degree. It is the most amazing […]

Acceptance

Acceptance

“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh   Am I beautiful?  I think now I can say that I am.  Oh not in a conceited, ‘love me, look at me everyone’ kind of way.  No just for myself.  I […]

You Are What You Think

You Are What You Think

It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about. ~ Dale Carnegie       It has been almost a year since I started this blog…well 10 months really.  And in that time I […]

Poetry Sunday-Meadow Delights

Poetry Sunday-Meadow Delights

  Meadow Delights     Perfumed air moves lazily past my windowpane, Refreshing my soul in shadows. As a kaleidoscope of colors delights my eyes, Joy abounding-senses fulfilled.     © Donna Donabella 2012 __________________________________________________________ My meadow  inspired me to write this poem in June of 2012.  The meadow comes alive with daffodils before the spring flowers […]

End of Month Potpourri-May 2015

End of Month Potpourri-May 2015

“People often ask themselves the right questions. Where they fail is in answering the questions they ask themselves, and even there they do not fail by much…But it takes time, it takes humility and a serious reason for searching.”  ~ William Maxwell     As I end this special month of my birth, now another year […]

Conversations In The Garden: On Prio...

Conversations In The Garden:  On Prioritizing Health

“Keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude to the whole cosmos—the trees, the clouds, everything.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh       One year ago today, I was coming home from the hospital after what was to be a simple operation to repair a tricky hernia.  But one overnight stay turned into 5 days […]

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. […]

Wildlife Lessons-Seeing Red

Wildlife Lessons-Seeing Red

A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.  ~Maya Angelou       I can tell you the lesson of this recent wildlife sighting immediately….do not judge a book…well you know the rest.  When I saw the bird above, at first I thought it was a House Finch. […]

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 […]

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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