1.25.2016

Every Day is a Journey

The snow reminded me of the beauty and mystery of creation, of the essential joy that is life. 
— Orhan Pamuk


















































Thank you for joining me on my journey.

1.23.2016

Hidden

Snow fell, covering our world in white. Nothing was left untouched, as the fields and woods and houses were safely tucked under Mother Nature's protective blanket.




The roof top snow slowly melted, coating leaf filled gutters with icy streams.





Drip. Drip. Drip. 
Slowly and with great purpose, the overflowing gutter dropped its excess to the world below.




The white Rose of Sharon Hibiscus sat beneath, dressed only in her winter coat of stark gray…dainty branches the same hue as the (untouchable) stars in a chilly sky. 



Slowly, and with great purpose, she was encased in sparkle. A glittery coat of ice encased her branches. She was hauntingly beautiful in the moonlight, and gave the Juncos and Titmouse a skating rink perch by day. 




Yet ultimately, that which brought such beauty to her bare branches,  could also be her demise....and so her ice encrusted branches were cleared to preserve her beauty.




 And there she sits, awaiting the next storm, storing energy in her roots and branches, 
                            preparing to share her beauty with the world when the time is right.




Hidden.




12.29.2015

Winter Solstice Sunrise Walk

 When you have just turned 50 and you see there's going to be a local solstice sunrise walk...



and you have NEVER watched the sun come up specifically for that purpose….






….even though you have longed for this for what seems like a lifetime….



…you JUMP at the chance. Yep, with a great big smile and a spring in your step….and boots and gloves and a hat….and a VERY happy heart.






And when your 16 year old offers to drive his night blind Mama, you give him a hug and love him a little bit more. If possible.



And you sigh over every second of almost...






….and  just about.


And you rejoice in capturing a moment of pure dreaming….



…of nature beckoning to you...





…begging you to linger for a moment longer….




…pulling you into the magic of light dancing above the horizon. A new day unfolding
 right before your eyes.








Your body absorbs the shadows, the textures, the pure and wonderful overload of senses…



…and you fall back from the group, absorbing the hug of silence….tucking this moment, frozen in time,  into a deep and safe place in your mind.







And as you head back, you cannot help feeling renewed by the Universe...







…ready to embrace all that 2016 will become. 



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