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 […]

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.

Art Available at Fine Art America

Photography has long been a passion of mine, along with hiking. The two make for a wonderful experience. Some of you may have read on my blog, that I’ve recently created a webpage to display my art for sale on Fine Art America. You can purchase cards, prints, framed prints, canvas prints, metal, acrylic and […]

Gratitude

There’s so much to be grateful for. When my daughter was very small, I would tuck her in at night and as we said our prayers, I would ask her: ‘What are you Grateful for Today that starts with the letter ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, and so on….?’ This gave rise to creating an interactive journal […]