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The ordinary arts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest ~ Sir Thomas Moore ~


Monday, April 16, 2018

when it snows ...

the calm after the storm...
snow, freezing rain, high winds
over the weekend ...
the birds & squirrels have returned to the garden
and happily filling up at the feeders
"Some things need to be let go
before other things
can be let in"
~Marianne Williamson~

Just let things happen
let life flow 
don't force it

Spring will arrive when she is ready

right Archer?

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Perception ...

when you spot a "bird leaf" with a heart shaped eye on your walk

"We don't see things as they are,
we see them as we are "
~Anais Nin~ 

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

hello April ...

walks with Archer x
Robin serenades
morning meditation in the garden
basking in the sunshine
visits to the nursery for ranunculus and smiling every time I see them
remembering how the garden bunnies love them
and nibble off the flowers leaving nothing but stems
fruit and nut mix for the squirrels
sparrow love
x
bringing bird seed with me
and sprinkling some in my hand
walking through the trails
and waiting... it doesn't take long...
black capped chickadees begin to  land on my outstretched hand
... some take a seed and fly away... others sit and eat from my hand
{magic}
treats left by walkers before me
today has seen a mixture of rain and snow
and heavy, heavy winds
finding bits of suet amongst the leaves
"Hark, I hear a robin calling!
List, the wind is from the south!
And the orchard-bloom is falling
Sweet as kisses on the mouth.

In the dreamy vale of beeches
Fair and faint is woven mist,
And the river's orient reaches
Are the palest amethyst.

Every limpid brook is singing
Of the lure of April days;
Every piney glen is ringing
With the maddest roundelays.

Come and let us seek together
Springtime lore of daffodils,
Giving to the golden weather
Greeting on the sun-warm hills."
-  Lucy Maud Montgomery, Spring Song

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

cloud watching ...

Cloud watching ...
so serene and mindful...
centering...
noticing shapes & transformations 
as billowing white puffs move ...flow...sway...
I spotted hearts x 
"Allow
the wild winds of transformation
to guide you
to your destiny"
~Shikoba~
"How wild it was
to let it be"
~Cheryl Strayed~
"She is the untamed.
She is the wild.
She will come to you
like a storm
and wash you of your tears.
And then
when she leaves
you will wonder how you ever hated the rain"
~Ariana~

Friday, March 23, 2018

Morning Mandala

"The power of the world always works in circles,
and everything tries to be round.
The sky is round, and I have heard that the earth is round like a ball,
and so are all the stars.
The wind, in its greatest power, whirls.
Birds make their nest in circles,
for theirs is the same religion as ours ...
Even the seasons form a great circle in their changing
and always come back again to where they were.
The life of a human is a circle from childhood to childhood,
and so it is in everything where power moves"
~Black Elk~
sitting in meditation a few days ago, I placed a lovely smooth piece of beach glass in my hand...
eyes closed,
I let my fingers glide over the glass, moving it about and allowing it flow in my hand as it wished... as it was intended ...
jars and dishes of glass are lovely memories/reminders of all the beach walks I have taken ...
when I come home, I take my time and place each piece of glass out of my gathering bag and on to my coffee table ...
creating a mandala from beach glass was thoroughly soothing and peaceful, mindful and wonderful ...
I think it just may become a new morning/afternoon or evening ritual.
Happy Spring Equinox
d x

Monday, March 12, 2018

Cover Artist


Thrilled to be the Cover Artist for The Country Register of Michigan
March/April 2018 issue

~I love to take photos of nests all through the year. In the Winter I will stand and study every little weave and twist and turn in awe of such beauty.
And whether found on walks through the woods or in my own backyard filled with eggs {cover photo}  ... each one is a special treasure.
~happy Monday~
d x

Thursday, March 8, 2018

lake love ...

"A lake
carries you
into recesses
of feeling otherwise
impenetrable"
~William Wordsworth~

Thursday, March 1, 2018

happy march ...

turtle dove love 
hidden treasures
a brisk lake walk
to welcome in a new month
bird watching 
~happy march~
I hear the sparrow's ditty
      Anear my study door;
      A simple song of gladness
      That winter days are o'er;
      My heart is singing with him,
      I love him more and more....
Oh, Spring is surely coming,
      Her couriers fill the air;
      Each morn are new arrivals,
      Each night her ways prepare;
      I scent her fragrant garments,
      Her foot is on the stair.
~John Burroughs (1837–1921), "A March Glee," c.1902

Saturday, February 24, 2018

sweet Saturday sights ...

"The life and passion of a person
leaves an imprint
on the ether of a place.
Love 
does not remain within the heart,
it flows out
to build secret tabernacles
in a landscape"
~John O'Donohue~

~the beautiful, soulful words of John O'Donohue to capture how I felt
during my morning walk ~




~happy Saturday ~
d x
"I would love to live
like a river flows,
carried 
by the surprise
of its own
unfolding"
~John O'Donohue~