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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Nature

Another beyond beautiful, blue sky day in the mountains!!! With our new camera, I was on my way to the lake this morning by 6:30, without the dogs who wondered why they weren’t going – it was so cold – my fingers didn’t want to cooperate with the camera  – the sun never came over the mountain while I was there this morning – still – what a J-O-Y~!!

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These Days Count

Life’s Little Delights

Handmade Easter card from a friend

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Playing in the disappearing snow

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                    Hope & Joy

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Preparing a colorfully pleasing, tasty

and healthy meal is so satisfying!

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Bless us, Oh Lord, and these thy gifts

 which we are about to receive from thy bounty,

through Christ, Our Lord.

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Lent

I was born in New Orleans which is famous for jazz music, Po’ Boy sandwiches, seafood, bakeries and maybe most of all, Mardi Gras or Carnival as we sometimes called the pre-Lenten season.

There are parades for about two weeks before the beginning of Lent, which is on Ash Wednesday, climaxing on Fat Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday.

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The Crescent Moon

Lifting the shade the other morning left me in awe as the glowing, picturesque crescent moon was coming over the mountain top. I smiled. I stood still enjoying the moment. I hurried to grab my camera and the moment.

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It’s been said that the Moon represents powerful feminine energy; signifying wisdom, intuition, birth, death, reincarnation, and a spiritual connection.

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Satisfying Weekend

After getting a number of both enjoyable and constructive things checked off THE LIST last Saturday, Sunday was full of fun activities!!!

Our friends Ed and June ‘don’t do any kind of social media.’ Pictured are: Sylvia and Bill, Erin, Don (almost catholic J), myself – terrible posture and my husband, Bruce.

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