Monday, January 20, 2014

Winter In The Big Woods

A winter trek with the dog can turn into quite an interesting adventure.  Cold and windy as it was, it was peaceful in the woods.  The further back you go, you pick up the sounds of the running water that has not completely frozen over.  And what Labrador doesn't love water...cold or not?

Goofy dog had no idea that he'd be walking home with icicles hanging off of him.  Wish I could've let him off his leash, but there were wild turkeys out and about.  And he would be long gone chasing them..he's not one to give up.
Turkey tracks look like little arrows pointing the way...until you get to the whole flock of prints....then you don't know which way to go...round and round we go!  Aren't they cool?
Yes, lots to see in the BIG WOODS.
Home again, home again, jiggity jig!

Linking up for my first Mosaic Monday

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Simple Abundance

The country road of home
all covered in white
carries my heart and soul
with my spirit bright...full of light!!!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014


"I discovered that the horse is life itself, a metaphor but also an example of life's mystery and unpredictability, of life's generosity and beauty, a worthy object of repeated 
and ever changing contemplation."
~Jane Smiley

In the throes of Old Man Winter... 

And of course don't forget shhh, it's Wordless Wednesday

aloha from frosty, frigid New York

Monday, January 6, 2014


 I have discovered that my true authentic self is able to claim and actually project GREAT JOY outward so that others may have the opportunity to experience it and hopefully tap into its vibration to allow GREAT JOY to flow into and through them as well.  With joy there is love in abundance, and an overwhelming sense of peace.
It takes practice, but it is most worthy of a daily ritual, as much as the practice of thankfulness or gratitude.  The reward is absolute beauty!  Inner beauty; the only place where it truly counts! 

"We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. 
When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves."


Now since I am not one for New Year's resolutions, I have chosen that one the one word that shall empower me at this particular moment in time.  I would say throughout the year of 2014, but this moment is really all that matters.  It's really the only time that I have to express this GREAT JOY.  And as I continue to grow and evolve I know that I am not alone on this journey.  And to me, that is the cosmic connection that has great power to change the world as we know it.
 Yes, we are one in this universe.  Take the time in nature to meditate and take in all that is given in the form of peace and beauty.  Even if it is raining or snowing, which we have had both of along with high winds here in the northeast U.S.  Especially if you are having a rough day in the material side of life.  Place full trust in your heart, take a deep cleansing breath and let your thoughts float away with the clouds.  It is then that your soul will open wide to speak to you...listen!

"Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy."
~ Thich Nhat Hanh 

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