October Morning

The sun has not risen; I peer out the Window to see the stars flickering high above in the darkness; The house is quiet and cool; My mind wanders in this moment and to the day ahead; A hike awaits – Somewhere in the Western North Carolina Mountains. The Fall foliage is beginning to peak and […]

Gratitude Today…

What gratitude looks like to me today…. Eyes that see love, beauty, nature in all its many forms Ears to hear the sound of the waves or the wind blowing through the leaves Arms to hug those I love Legs to walk the trail, climb the mountains Creative imagination to share my art God who listens […]

What I’ve learned in 2015

    How to distinguish true  friends How to play What ‘family’ means How much more I love my children That I can lean on my husband when necessary How much I appreciate nature and the outdoors – especially the trees That God is always present for me and everyone else A 12-Step Program really does […]

The Essence of a Tree

To capture the essence of a tree is a lifetime journey for me; It’s beauty and size are magnificent; It’s soul can be felt in its shadow; The touch of its bark is like a thick layer of skin that protects its heart within; The branches long and winding reach high to the heavens; Longing for Sun, Water, Air […]

An Afternoon Hike

A hike with my husband of ten years; Along the trail we walked, hand in hand, gazing up at the trees, listening to the streams, breathing in the smell of the woods; So grateful to be alive; to have eyes that see; and a heart that feels; and love to share with one who’s real. ~ […]

Bucket List Wish –

I’ve always wanted to see the Grand Canyon. This year was the year. I went with my daughter on a plane, a coach, a helicopter and a pontoon boat. As we flew 4,000′ into the West Rim of the Canyon by helicopter….tears began to form. It is majestic! Here’s a photo of the amazing view.