Summer Solstice

Wishing everyone Summer Solstice Blessings! Today is the perfect tribute to the first day of summer. As evening approaches, the sun is still shining brightly. I admit, being outdoors today was exactly what I needed. Often, the news and other media sources weight heavy on my soul. Spending time among nature reminds me there is beauty in the world.

Until next time…peace

Off the Beaten Path

Doesn’t the scene resemble a portal to another world? I imagine stepping through a veil to experience the magical world that surrounds us without our knowledge. Yes, I am writing a story right now. Take time to get off the beaten path, the inspiration may be all you need to start a new chapter.

Until next time…peace

Happy Memorial Day

“Memorial Day isn’t just about honoring veterans, it’s honoring those who lost their lives.

Veterans had the fortune of coming home. For us, that’s a reminder of when we come home we still have a responsibility to serve.

It’s a continuation of service that honors our country and those who fell defending it.” – – Pete Hegseth

 

Happy Memorial Day!

Until next time…peace

 

Unplug: Go Outside

A friend recently stated, “why haven’t you been online?” Despite the mosquitoes, the weather has been absolutely gorgeous. Warm sunny days, a slight breeze to the air,¬† cooler nights, and the summer birds returning, why wouldn’t I be outside? Michigan has numerous hiking trails and scenic destinations to enjoy.

Sometimes, being outdoors and unplugging from social networks is the best way to recharge. Personally, I find being outdoors the perfect way to find inspiration for a story, a photo or art project.

So if you get a chance, unplug and go outdoors.

Until next time….peace

 

Angry Bird?

Waiting patiently for Spring, Michigan was hit was some wintry weather last weekend. Knocking out my power for a couple of days, the ice storm was not a welcome visitor. My main concerns were my pump and freezers (I have 3). Other than that, I actually don’t mind the quietness of being unplugged for a couple of days.

I admit I prefer snow over ice any day. The ice just is not safe especially for me. Yes, I fell. I am fine, just bruised.

During the wintry mix, filling the bird feeders was one of my priorities.

Several kinds of birds frequented my feeders. Since I had no power anyway, I took a lot of pictures. The little Goldfinch was one my favorites. He (I think) just did not seem happy with the surrounding conditions.

On a positive note, the sun is shining brightly today. Maybe Spring will actually show up.

Until next time…peace

 

Happy Easter

For everyone who is celebrating today, Happy Easter! or Happy Sunday for people who do not celebrate. I wish you a peaceful day. I hope you get to spend the day with family and friends or outdoors enjoying the world’s natural beauty.

 

Until next time…peace

Vintage Photo: A School for Girls???

Sorting through my recent pile of photos, this one caught my eye. From the tilted potted plant on the side to the look on the girls’ faces, I would love to know more about the photo. I can guess, a boarding school for girls or finishing school. Or perhaps, they were just all together for a church choir. I truly will probably never know the real story.

Until next time…peace