Friday, July 18, 2014

Road Trip Freebies...

They look ready to conquer the world!

Remember to enjoy the simple things along the way.

Traveling alone can open up lots of opportunities.

Traveling with a friend is fun!

A family trip is always enlightening

One of the pleasure of summer is being
able to take a road trip.
The destination is not as important as the
I thought I would start anew with some road
trip freebies.
I hope each one of you finds the time to 
take a road trip, even if it is just for
a day.
Hope you enjoy!

Digital Photograph - Mountain Farm

Mountain Farm

Digital Photograph - Along the Watauga River

Along the Watuaga River

This week I was lucky enough to spend the morning with my youngest son. He took me to a couple of his favorite places near where he lives. We had so much fun. Such a beautiful day. I will share some more pictures soon.

Fitz at the Beach,,

Tolerating the world!

Wondering what this new place is and do these stripes make me look fat?
The world is new place with Fitz in it. He has filled our family with love and amazement. We are so lucky to have him. My heart is over flowing with gratitude.

Digital Photograph - Coneflowers


Four Letter Words - Want

Morning in the Mountains...

Morning in the Mountains

I have been getting up very early all summer long. It is 
so cool and fresh in the morning. The views have been breath taking. I feel like someone has reached out with a huge eraser and wiped off yesterday. It is as if today is the only day there is. Such a strange feeling.

The Mountains in the morning are so incredible. They have mists and fog. Moments of sunshine streaking through and this beautiful blue aura everywhere. Very mystical.

I love to get up, grab a tea and my camera and take off. Sometimes to the river or the parkway, other times 
wherever the mist leads me. Then home for a bite to eat 
and work outside before the heat sets in. My yard is beginning to take shape. Much to do to get it where I want it. Like everything, it is a slow process.

This year is the first year I have been home for any 
amount of time. I have missed my birds and wild animal friends from the beach house. Having bird feeders here is virtually impossible with the bears that haunt my neighborhood. I have put up thistle feeders as the bears 
do not like thistle. Most of all, I have missed my owl. After almost ten years leaving her was the hardest.

Wednesday morning I woke up very early, before dawn. I prepared my tea, took a quick shower and as I was getting dressed I heard a familiar cry. A hawk. I moved to my 
front window. There on my yard were several hawks. Lots of keening. I grabbed my camera, keys and tea and went to the driveway.

Flying from the large oak tree in my front yard across the street to my neighbors large maple were a family of hawks. Mom and Dad teaching their youngsters to fly. What a sight. As I looked up into my Oak tree I realized their nest was there. The universe has given me a family of hawks. 

I am so clueless sometimes. The rabbit leg left on my sidewalk, the entrails in my flower bed, the dead rabbit parts in my grass. I thought we must have coyotes, instead a family of hawks feeding their young. I forgot a basic rule, look up! As I listen to the hawks call each other, watch them fly from tree to tree in my yard. I thank the universe for this gift.

Quote #3 - Want

The New Guy in My Life...

We welcomed Fitz into the world in March, So much love.

James Fitzgerald Is growing like a weed!

Fitz is the sweetest child!

I am so sorry for the long delay in 
posting to my blog. It has been
months! Life has gotten very full.
The winter and spring was full of snow, 
the spring full of rain, ice, and new
beginnings. Mr. Fitz is one of those
new beginnings. We are blessed. 

Fill Your Life with Flowers - Digital Photograph

A new addition to the flower bed

It has been a long time.....

Jagged Edge

It has been a long long time. 
I hope every one has been okay. 
Life has been full of snow, ice, 
storms, flowers, new places and people. 
The list could go on and on.
I have been very good. 
Just not enough time in the day 
to do everything on my "list of things to do". 
I think I needed a break from several things, people, 
I am not sure but it feels right to be back blogging. 
So, I am here. 
I plan on being here for awhile. 
I am looking forward to hearing from all of you. 
Update me on your life, your dreams, your art.