Saturday, October 19, 2019

Hints of Fall

California has wind and heat and fires in the Fall. 

However, sometimes we're lucky enough to see hints 

that Autumn is near in the Golden State.

A Ground Squirrel's Squeal

     A Curious Cat (not quite all black)

Then through the trees and in the heart
that feeling that only this time of year
can bring.
Let's slow down and enjoy 
before it is gone

Blessings This Fall 

Friday, August 23, 2019

Saturday, August 17, 2019


Daily we must remind ourselves 

that surprises happen when we 

least expect them. The secret: 

be alert and ready to embrace them.

          Black-crowned Night Heron 
. . .And for the artist to happen onto something
beautiful is a true gift.
     Be prepared.
     Be attentive.
     Be generous--share the gift.

And in light of the word SHARE.
Here is a link to the latest issue of the CRESSET.

(Yours truly is proud and honored to have one of
her cento poems published in this literary review
that hails from Valparaiso University.)


Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Do you Need Something Beautiful Today?

What a day!

I won't get political in these posts, but I will say as
human beings we have a lot to learn about being kind.

                                  Egret In Hiding


        Plumeria In Bloom

                                                      Agapanthus Reaching Out

                                            Nature brings me back to a better place.
                                                       May it also be with you.


Sunday, March 31, 2019


(Nature's) March Madness

An afternoon walk gave me a media card full of flowers.
Yes--call it nature's slam-dunk after all the rain.

                                        And here comes the bunny . . .

                                       Time for a walk and a smile.