It’s The Little Things

It’s The Little Things Mean The Most

             In No Particular Order – JOY

                          

                                                                 our son’s thoughtfulness      

my husband made us fresh bread         

our son’s dragon drawing from kindergarten hangs on the wall

  walking our nature trail with my family                                                                        

                              critter prints         

                                                        

                so fun to laugh last night – we hadn’t watched in years

I’ve learned the frozen branches have a specific name:  hoar frost

enjoying watching Hope enjoying watching the critters                               

                             

                                      view from our living room       

        winter pleasure

              

               morning pleasures: colors, aromas, tastes

My Gratitude Jar:

if we don’t recognize & appreciate our blessings then we might as well not have them – what do you think about appreciating the little joy’s in life?

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December

                       Nature is art

“Art should be like a holiday: something to give man the opportunity to see things differently and to change his point of view.” – Paul Klee

     

The outside pictures are a few steps from our garden gate

        My Christmas Cactus

             a gift years ago from our creative friend Amy                      

                     A wonderful thrift store find years ago

     

Hope our Border Collie in our living area – I like our little cozy cabin  – I’m not a fan of big houses  –

Joy our Sheltie comfy in her doggie bed

Living in the mountains is so peaceful – our needs are simple – breathing clean air – walking in & photographing & writing about nature makes me feel so alive! 

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The seasons pass…how do you spend your time?

What’s been going on with me in our little mountain village this September:

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Mountain Mutts – Joy’s Tale
(published in the Lake City Silver World, September 4, 2020)

When a new puppy named Joy joins the family she struggles to be accepted by the older dog, Spring. 

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travels

   Niagara Falls Canada June 2018 – celebrating the 1st birthday of our granddaughter with our son and his family

 

 The 7 year old’s perspective – would be so interesting to know what he is thinking…

 

     

Wherever I am nature… colors…flowers…call out to me

      

                         Our son with his sons              

                 Me with my 1 year-old granddaughter

              A little water park we happened upon

 The New York Power Authority plant diverts water from the Niagara River above Niagara Falls and returns the water into the lower portion of the river near Lake Ontario.

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Soothing Nature

Often in these days of the pandemic thoughts can weigh heavily

While being ‘one with nature’ I don’t think about anything else

These nesting osprey were a gift of being in the right

place at the right time…

Watching both parents feed the screaming chick was

an incredible experience

I am both writer and photographer – sometimes in nature

there’s just not the words…

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Steep hike up to this ‘hidden’ waterfall

It feels so good being able to climb like this – so alive, being

connected to nature…living in the mountains, writing,

photographing and walking…in nature…

Little flying jewels

Since I’m still very much getting use to our new very heavy camera I’m particularly proud of this ‘in flight’ photograph

It’s been scientifically proved that being close to nature reduces stress and tension          

What is your connection to nature?

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