November -a Month of Gratitude

What am I grateful for today – November 11th? A home Electricity Food Employment Art Music Freedom of Expression Faith Prayer Colors Green and Blue Photography Hiking and Walking Traveling Kindness of Others Love and Smiles Peaceful Moments Writing Laughing out Loud Miracles Children Friendship

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 […]

July has arrived

And with it – Fireflies Beautiful Sunrises and Sunsets Hot temperatures Waterfalls to be explored Afternoon Thunderstorms and Clouds galore Walks in the morning ; During the day, work and art to be done Reading and creating something fun; When evening comes, the feet go up and rest is won; Enjoy your day, come what may; Birds, flowers, […]

Mid-June

‘Pond Reflections’ A beautiful stroll amid the Italian Gardens gives way to the beauty of the flora, the clouds, the water and the trees reflections; A cloudy day turns the pond into a land of mystery and invites one to look a little closer; at nature?’ at ones self? at beauty in all it’s forms?; […]

Spring is here!

The mountains of Western North Carolina give way to a beautiful selection of wildflowers, many of which I do not know their names. Recently, I went on a hike with my husband to Oconaluftee National Park in Cherokee, North Carolina. What a gorgeous place! The image of one of these wildflowers appear to be helicopter blades. […]

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. ~ […]