Last walk of 2022 ~ my favorite place

To contemplate the past yearTo find renewed hope for the year to comeIt was fitting for me to head to my favorite walking paths at the wetlandsBeauty was everywhere! Walkers, birders, photographers I was not aloneYet, I was able to find quiet moments of solitudeMind and body refreshedI’m ready to face the new year! “We…

Great read: Ruthless River

Recently both my husband and I finally got caught by the COVID bug. Having avoided it for almost three years, it kind of caught us by surprise. None the less, we didn’t get horribly sick (thank God), but we were laid up at home for several days. Last week, while doing almost nothing on the…

Lens-Artists Challenge: Over the Hill

Donna invites us to participate as she hosts this week’s photo challenge “Over the Hill”. Please visit her post here and see the inspiring message she shares. I feel like I’ve faced a few hills in my life lately. Two weeks ago we escaped town for a few days. My husband volunteers as an official…

Healing in Nature

“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.” ~ Rachel Carson

Hummingbird at dawn

Early morning walk The start of my weekend escape The first of many moments that calmed my spirit