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Our beloved granddaughters Maya and Zoe are here visiting us. At eight and eleven, they have reminded me once again of the joy and laughter found in play. We love to watch the sunsets here, but this week was the […]

“It is not the ocean that you hear in the empty shell of a nautilus, it is the echo of your soul.” ― Khang Kijarro Nguyen   When the world gets too noisy and complicated, we can always return to the healing powers of the sea to restore our sense of self and bring the balm of calming beauty to our souls.

“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than those you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the wind in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ― Mark Twain   Flying free, whether it's like a bird, or flying on the wings of wind in our sails, gives a gift of precious freedom to treasure in a too often, noisy and too busy world.

"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower."   Albert Camus Autumn blooms with a tapestry of colors that dazzles the eye....a final glorious dance before the cool, quietude of winter.

"One must maintain a little bit of summer, even in the middle of winter." Henry David Thoreau Like the seed that waits quietly beneath the snow, our hearts dream of the sunshine and adventure filled days of Summer.

“Spring adds new life and new beauty to all that is.”  — Jessica Harrelson After a long, cold and dark winter, the emergence of Spring brings a freshness of hope and joy to our winter weary hearts.

“Every moment of life is unique – a kiss, a sunset, a dance, a joke. None will ever recur in quite the same way. Each happens only once in the history of the universe.” – Stephen Nachmanovitch   When the vibrant colors of Summer and Fall have passed, the wonder of a winter sunset is a gift of nature, reminding us of the beauty in nature can be found throughout the year.

I’m definitely not a morning lark.  My brain and body need time after awakening to get into a fully functioning mode. I’ve learned over the years, to give myself permission to allow for the gentle start up of a day.  […]

To see a World in a Grain of Sand. And a Heaven in a Wild Flower. Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand. And Eternity in an hour. William Blake While the world news continues to spin tales of […]

“Each day is a new beginning. You can start fresh, anticipating what today will bring. Or you can just settle for yesterday's doubts, fears, or worries. Which road will you take? Do you take the path to the clear present or the the shadows of the past?     Eve Evangelista   The journey of our lives doesn't always follow a straight path, with unexpected challenges and/or events leading to crossroads necessitating the making of choices on which direction to follow.  Finding a place of quiet and listening to the message of our inner hearts will guide us.