Summer Storm

There is something soothing about a summer rainstorm. The warmth of the air as it joins the cool water drops emit a very distinct earthy aroma. The dark clouds contrast the sliver of blue sky that remains. It looks like the mountains are welcoming the drink. It feels like we are receiving just exactly what…

You are the Placebo – book review

  You know that a book has made an impact when you keep thinking about it days and days after reading that last line. You realize your thinking has been challenged, rearranged and enriched. This is how I feel about Joe Dispenza’s book, You are the Placebo. Just as the name implies, I can’t disregard…

The “Escape”

You cannot erase the glow within. It patiently waits for an opportunity to illuminate, inspire and intrigue. The most common “escape” is the hour of sunset. We breathe in the beauty like oxygen and it rocks us to sleep like a loving mother. And then in awe we wake at sunrise to find another miracle…

Dual Realities of Life

I give in… as the salt water waves moves in over me, swishing me clean within, while simultaneously the tide rolls out, taking me from where I began; comforting me while carrying me away from the familiar shore. Like the earth spinning but also rotating around the sun, the dual reality of life is punctuated,…

My Dear Daddy

The blessings of a wonderful daddy are so numerous and they keep unfolding like presents throughout my life. Near Father’s Day as I recount the gift of my dad, I always think of those who have had a father but not a daddy. I think of those mourning that their dad’s time on earth seemed too short….

BBC show, River – season 1 review

I became riveted by the BBC television show, “RIVER”. (I love the name River, maybe that’s why I was drawn to it.) The show follows a detective in London as he tries to solve a case that has the potential to destroy him both personally and professionally. As the show progresses, we find ourselves becoming intimate…

My encounter with Horace Huleatt

What a surprise to find poppy flowers blooming along one of our favorite hiking trails! When hiking Hewlett Gulch, you will see the remains of the early Hewlett homestead. Several chimney remnants and stone walls remind us of those brave and adventurous souls, living and making their home in the canyon back in the 1870’s….

Laundry Days // Wearing the Sunshine

I laid the blanket over the old gate to dry. The prairie grass swayed right along with the sunshine soaked cotton being tossed in the wind. Immediately childhood memories danced. Basket, clothes pins, sisters and fresh sheets all emerged in memories. I remember racing outside after hearing the thunder crack as we tried to hurriedly…

Quiet the View

People hold the most mysteries and intricacies. Sometimes the discipline of the day is to quiet the view from without and look for the beauty within. “Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of…