Innocence Caught on Camera–Pomegranate Voyeur
Adaptability / Challenge / Change / Emotional Evolution & Spiritual Growth / Nature & Hiking

Innocence Caught on Camera–Pomegranate Voyeur

I am completely infatuated with the pomegranate trees on our property. You could say I have a crush on them. Like a fetish-stricken voyeur, I’ve probably taken about 50 photos so far and expect to take 50 more before their tender, juicy fruit is ready to be plucked from the branches. One tree is but … Continue reading

We All Fall Down – Yesterday’s Bike Crash
Acceptance / Adaptability / Being present / Challenge / Moving On / Nature & Hiking / Sorting it Out / Staying Positive

We All Fall Down – Yesterday’s Bike Crash

This is gonna be quick and dirty because, frankly, that’s how it happened: QUICK AND DIRTY! Yesterday, in an inspired decision to take the bicycles out on a hilly trail ride (despite my muscles still aching from Saturday’s 5-mile hilly hike) I was not-so-gently reminded that we all fall down.  In a case of what … Continue reading

BASIC NEEDS: Beauty (In the Eye of the Beholder–Do the Neigh Sayers Have It?)
BASIC NEEDS series / Challenge / Gratitude / Love / Nature & Hiking / Relationships / Staying Positive

BASIC NEEDS: Beauty (In the Eye of the Beholder–Do the Neigh Sayers Have It?)

Driving in and out of my neighborhood, I’m humbled by what I get to see each day. High atop a hill, about a dozen horses of varying color and size routinely graze on the green grasses California only sees off season. The hills around here aren’t that tall. They spread uniformly across the horizon like … Continue reading

BASIC NEEDS: Appreciation (Use It or Lose It)
BASIC NEEDS series / Gratitude / Nature & Hiking / Relationships / We Are Connected

BASIC NEEDS: Appreciation (Use It or Lose It)

——————————————————————– This is the 2nd in a series of postings sharing my thoughts and experiences on the topic of basic needs of humans and the feelings we have when those needs are and are not being met. The opening post in the series is “BASIC NEEDS Being Met? Feelings are the Signal”  You may want … Continue reading

Stripping out the Dead Vines of the Soul
Acceptance / Moving On / Nature & Hiking / Relationships / Self-Help / Sorting it Out

Stripping out the Dead Vines of the Soul

As sometimes happens, my head was full of haphazard clutter today. When I get that way, I often seek something mindless to do to escape my thoughts, but the opposite usually occurs in the process. While engaging in some meditative activity–like cutting back a half-dead tomato patch–my mind is free to work out the mental … Continue reading