Those times when life becomes unbearably tough and sanity threatens to leave my eyes intentionally shift to that which liberates duress from my soul, enclosing absolute peace around my heart as my Sacred Spirit soars to unite with Mother in a Land I call Heaven on Earth. ~~~~ *Take a deep breath, close your eyes, … Continue reading Heaven On Earth
Two days ago, New York State law was changed making it mandatory everyone must wear a mask while outdoors. Of all the idiotic things to mandate! Well, evidently some doctors spoke up immediately stating how unhealthy it is to wear a mask for people who run. That very same day at about 8pm, the law … Continue reading Common Sense
Stepping off trail, I carefully walked as quietly as I could towards what I call the swampy pond. Approaching the edge of the pond I chose a tree to half hide behind so I could scan the entire pond. I was looking for a specific breed of ducks, based on a very strong feeing I … Continue reading My 2 Gifts +
I’m witnessing a fascinating correlation in my gardens between the drastic slowing down of the world and the growth rate of my flowers. My Crocuses began to grow far too early this year, at least 3 weeks early and their rate of growth was fast and furious. Now? They are staying in bloom for the … Continue reading All Things In This Season
Friends, do not hook into the deliberate lies, propaganda, and fear tactics that the media is pounding at us. Stop reading, stop listening, just STOP! This is NOT my reality and as I have said so many times in previous years, I will not bend my knee to fear. Start getting involved in those things … Continue reading My Reality
Even when something seems too far out of reach, just about impossible, don’t let that stop you from at least going for it. If you do nothing by giving up, you may well have passed up a golden opportunity that would give you something you thought unreachable. That happened to me yesterday. Here I was … Continue reading Do Not Give Up
Well, I was out and about in my fav park despite it being Sunday and a lot of people there as well. I tried to avoid as many as I could to hunt those birds I was there to hunt with my lens. My hands were not as fast nor as steady as they were … Continue reading Lock And Load
I knew it! Signs of Spring have arrived. Even though I froze my betooties off yesterday crawling on the ground while the winds [COLD!] blew, I captured the first colors in my gardens. Something odd is happening this year. Normally there is a growing order with my flowers. First my Crocuses come up, then my … Continue reading Spring Is Springing!
I thank the few of you who voted in my three polls found within my last post from “Three”. Below you can find those results if you are interested. If not, just skip down to part 2 of this post. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Would you have attempted a conversation with this woman (with the lavender hair)? Yes … Continue reading Tallies, Birds, and Scapes
I’ve had some unique conversations lately. One was with a young woman with lavender-colored hair. I could have chosen not to start a conversation because of her “odd hair color”, or I could have complimented her on her hair and see if a conversation developed. I chose option two. A very pleasant conversation ensued, one … Continue reading Three
Not sure about you all but I’ve been in a serious funk of late. Spring cannot get here fast enough! Even though we have had a very light Winter, the constant grey and the inactivity compared to the warmer months are just about driving me batty. I heard on the radio that if you find … Continue reading February Funk
Just last week, I “happened” to cross paths with two women while in a forest. Within that conversation, I received an invite to join them and other women every Tuesday to hike in the woods. I noted the time and told them, despite the time slot for the hike which normally would find me taking care … Continue reading The Gift
When someone does something that really really bugs you and you find yourself getting upset about this something, and then as your relentless thoughts about this something persist night and day tormenting you and plain driving you nuts(!), this usually inadvertently indicates there is something within yourself the Universe is attempting to get your … Continue reading Mirrors
There are times in life when what you dream of what you strive for seems so far out of reach no matter what you do. How do you get from here to there when everything in your Mind’s Eye seems to exist in another world one whose passage is so unclear? And then … Continue reading Life’s Irony
Friends, as a Nature Photographer, I am witnessing things I’ve never before witnessed, which to be truthful, alarms me. I believe we are in an era of unprecedented events, events that yes we all need to be concerned about. This is January in Western New York. Every Winter we get a lot of snow … Continue reading A Matter For Concern
Winter this year is not cooperating so far as in giving me beautiful white landscapes. With barely any snow on the ground at all, I’ve had to be very creative when out in the field. I went to Reinstein Park recently and saw another photographer shooting by the bird feeders. I had nothing to lose, … Continue reading Heart’s Passion
My “intentions” for the first of the New Year, fell short. Did I pout? Did I complain? No. I had wanted to go out with my cameras. However, the weather did not cooperate leaving yesterday with a very heavy cloud cover. The light was good grief awful to even think to photograph in. Grey. All … Continue reading Creative Contemplation
Just how smart are cats? What our cats did on Hubby’s birthday blew not only me out of the water in complete awe, but Hubby as well. In fact, it took Hubby a few hours to believe me that I did not set up what you are about to see. Our cats must have held a “family … Continue reading How Smart Are They?
I normally do not show three pictures of the same bird, but there are always exceptions especially when it comes to a bird I’ve been trying to capture for years. A gorgeous male Pileated Woodpecker was spotted almost immediately when I entered the park. Could it really be this easy when I’ve been “hunting” for … Continue reading Gotcha!
Years I complained. Years worth. How I dreaded each Autumn when the leaves would fall so that once again I could see the “junk” that has again collected right next to our property line. This year however, I stopped resisting, accepting what is for what is. The view from my kitchen window went from a … Continue reading Sunday Stillness
I saw something that shocked me to my soul that screamed how very very precious life is, and how at any moment, life can cease. Remember this when you are with family and friends this Holiday Season who may not necessarily be your best buds or who may rub you all wrong. Could you this … Continue reading The Most Precious Gift Of All
Looking into the mirror the next day, I was shocked by what I saw. Just one hour being outdoors without any foundation on had put age on my face! NO!!! Aging, at least this part of it, I do not like! My skin has become thin and the cold puts added age onto an already … Continue reading Cold’s Effects
Let me just say, supplements, superfoods, organic whole foods, and exercise pay off! And hugely! Not once but thrice + 1, someone has of late either commented on how I seem to be getting younger, or something was said that indicated I am not a “ma’am”. For those of you who are not familiar with … Continue reading Not Once But Thrice + 1