My husband and I returned home from a memorable trip to Italy at the end of October 2019. We were shocked a few weeks later about the flooding where we had recently been in Vince and then again a few months later about the Coronavirus in Italy.
Handmade Easter card from a friend
Playing in the disappearing snow
Hope & Joy
Preparing a colorfully pleasing, tasty
and healthy meal is so satisfying!
Bless us, Oh Lord, and these thy gifts
which we are about to receive from thy bounty,
through Christ, Our Lord.
Every aspect of this Extra, extraordinary blue-sky day is to be celebrated!
Snow is a gift of free art supplies dropped from the sky!
*** Lake City – what a great little mountain village ~!!
Hot dog grilling and marshmallow roasting were part of the snowman building contest this beautiful blue-sky day!!!
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.
It’s been said that the Moon represents powerful feminine energy; signifying wisdom, intuition, birth, death, reincarnation, and a spiritual connection.
In our Northern Hemisphere winter solstice is usually the 21 or 22 of December. It is also known as the “shortest day” of the year. Continuously the winter solstice has been seen as a significant time of the year and has been marked by celebrations and ceremonies with the symbolic death and rebirth of the Sun.
We just walked our first Gold Hill (a ‘low’ mountain called a hill by locals) walk of 2019!!!
This is a favorite walk of ours, especially on the shoulders of the seasons when the visitors haven’t yet arrived; as we have it all to ourselves!!… Read the rest
When I wake up every morning, I smile and say,
‘Thank you.’ Because out of my window I can see the mountains, then go hiking
with my dog and share her bounding joy in the world. – Carole King
Exactly – getting to live in the mountains is somewhat like being on vacation all the time & getting to live with our dogs up here is joyful & spontaneous.… Read the rest
“If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress”. Barack Obama
Keep moving…keep moving physically and keep moving in the direction of what’s important to you. Walking feels good and is beneficial to maintaining our health, and too, we have a border collie and a sheltie, so we walk…walk…walk…
We live up in the mountains and this time of the year it is hard to find a place that is safe or viable for walking; so we walk our nature trail.… Read the rest