Nature’s Music 🎶

I was awoken this morning by sun light streaming through my window and the beautiful musical sounds that only Nature can provide. Both were responsible for my getting out of bed and taking my coffee outside……

“All of nature begins to whisper its secrets to us through its sounds. Sounds that were previously incomprehensible to our Soul now become the meaningful language of nature.” ~Rudolf Steiner~

While sitting outside enjoying the morning coolness, I was inspired to put pencil to paper (which hasn’t been happening a lot lately…hoping this is the beginning of shaking the gray matter in my brain loose!) I also pulled out the paints….productive morning for me all the way around! YAY Me 😄

Morning Caw

Morning light is breaking

The birds are singing their morning song

When all of a sudden

A loud CAW begins ‘singing’ along.

I look out my window

On my tree he is perched

Glistening shiny black in the sunlight

Of Mother Natures Church.

A raucous greeting “Good Morning”

Is what my ear hears

The feather left behind

A gift I’ll hold dear…….


My Backyard Meanderings….

It’s been a while since I posted any kind of photography inspired blog. Though I’ve missed it, my heart just hasn’t been quite ‘there’. Last evening, as the sun was setting in the west (which happens to be the way my home faces), I was curled up on my couch, which faces the east…..and was looking out in my backyard and was gifted this amazing view….needless to say, I bundled up (cause yes, ole man winter has us in his clutches once again!) grabbed my phone and captured these few pics……it never ceases to amaze me, how, when I’m feeling sad, nature finds a way to make me feel a whole lot better.

Nature helps heal and it inspired me to finish a little something I had started writing a while ago……my writing hasn’t been coming as easy as it once was, seems I lost my voice a bit along the way of this new journey…maybe, just maybe I’m starting to find it again?!

You don’t want me sad.

Dry those tears you say.

I’m working on it husband,

But the pain won’t go away.

In the meantime I will try.

I promise you this,

To take each moment as it comes,

And enjoy the views like this…….


And just for emphasis on the views…here’s a few more 😊

Today I Celebrate 🎈

I say this every year,  but it’s true….it amazes me how fast the time flies by. Yet, it seems like only yesterday. I was Blessed to be chosen to be your mom. Through the years, I think you were are more a teacher to me than I to you. I’m thankful and grateful to know and love the beautiful woman and daughter that you are. ❤️🙏

Happy Birthday to My Stefanie


My Stefanie…

For everything there is a season

And I know the you are grown

But in my heart is a treasure chest

More precious than mere gold

It’s a lifetime of memories

And wonders to behold

A picture book of dreams and secrets

We’ve shared since you were one day old

The magic you created 

It is there within your smile

Enchantment, always embrace it

Keep it with you every mile

Look forward to tomorrow

Yet, never forget yesterday

Where I became not just your Mother

But a friend along the way

In my heart you are still that little girl

I bounced upon my knee

My world became a better place

When God gave you to me

(Happy 33rd. Birthday My Beautiful Stefanie ♥)

I love you,

Mommy ♥

(written by: Teresa Shelton Bright)

It’s Weird Not To Be Weird

“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.”

~John Lennon (Oct. 9, 1940-Dec. 8, 1980)~


“There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.” ~John Lennon~