Tuesday, December 31, 2013
As we stand on the brink of the Unknown do you have eager anticipation in your heart or are you dreading the Unknown? What is your plan for experiencing the new year and the new opportunities that may present themselves? Will you follow along in the same old rut, the same old script ? Or will you reinvent yourself at this fork in the road and try something new ? Something you have put off for some time and now is the time to listen to the voice within for the wisdom that your eyes do not see.
Wishing you the best of the New Year. Health , happiness and the wisdom to make a positive difference in your life and in the lives of those around you.
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
|Sunlit and snow covered the forest at it's finest|
|Bald eagle protecting his dinner|
|Part of the fur gang sleeping ( Bad Kitty, Marley and Saucey)|
|the perfect Christmas Tree|
Saturday, December 21, 2013
"In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived , and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you " ~ Buddha
Friday, December 20, 2013
Sunday, December 15, 2013
" If you ask Zen people they will say tea is not something that you pour with unawareness and drink like any other drink. It is not a drink , it is a meditation; it is a prayer. So they listen to the kettle creating a melody , and in that listening they become more silent , more alert ." ~ Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
Monday, December 2, 2013
|sniffing the camera|
|Two females nibbling|
|Snow flying from the North|
"Will you ever begin to understand the meaning of the very soil beneath your feet? From a grain of sand to a great mountain, all is sacred. Yesterday and tomorrow exist eternally on this continent."
~Peter Blue Cloud , Mohawk Nation
|bejeweled with hundreds of melting ice drops|
Update 4 hours later . Now we are at 20 degrees and the snow is pouring from the Northern skies, blowing , twirling and bringing chill back the cozy cabin in the woods. The dogs are glad to be inside today.
Sunday, December 1, 2013
|Front porch cheer|
Lights to buoy our spirits as we approach the shortest day of the year. Winter solstice is just 3 weeks away then we can begin welcoming the sun back to the sky .
Monday, November 25, 2013
|Pastel Glacier National Park Continental Divide by JohnHunterDesigns (with permission)|
This was my original photo of the "Going to the Sun Road" . It is truly so beautiful that it almost does not look real. It is snow time now but you can bet we look forward to the road opening next June. For more information on John's art please click this link to JohnHunterDesigns
Sunday, November 24, 2013
There is a whole assortment of driftwood from twigs to entire trees. Particularly there is a nice collection of multicolored rocks along the border of the wetlands and the sandy beach. Where the water has retreated , there are multiple water foot prints etched in the sand. We have had some nights in the teens so there is ice for about 50 feet into the lake . It is a windless afternoon but 31 degrees. One would think it would be quiet but there is the call of the geese over head. More intriguing is the sound of the water moving under the ice , the gurgling , the creaking like a million whispers of something very important. Only Nature knows what was transpiring in those whispers. Between the sandy beach and the singing rocks is a layer of puffy material like peat moss that surrounds and cradles the dried timbers that have washed ashore. Old bones of once stately trees cushioned in their final resting place.
As I started out that afternoon it was quite blue and sunny but the clouds moved in quickly to turn the colours to a muted palette. It was a great day for a walk . A day to pick through the debris of Summer and Fall .
|A Maggie guarding his dinner|
|Water foot prints|
|singing rocks full of color|
|Walking to the wetlands|
|Geese over head|
|the last of the ancient forest|
|Sunset from the Eastern Shore|
|Wetlands and Foothills|
|Timber bodies washed to the north shore|