Category Archives: Thoughts on Life

Summer Solstice!


Hello Summer!!! I don’t know about you all but I am lovin’ summer! June is my favorite month, in part because we are groovin’ right towards the longest, lightest, brightest day of the year…today! Oh summer how I love your green grass and true blue skies and the whir of sprinklers and robin song at dawn and the scent of iris and the taste of carbon on my tongue from grilled goodness and the feel of sun on my skin and the crack of an afternoon rainstorm…summer abundance! This little watercolor of the side view of a sunflower calls to mind the spirit of today’s amazing light. As does this lovely poem from Mary Oliver. Hope your day is filled with lots of paying attention to the beautiful details of this glorious season.

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Long May She Wave

Long May She Wave

Happy Fourth of July Everyone! I will be spending my day hiking in a place I love, with the man I love. Watching a parade. Eating all the summery foods I can get my hands on. Counting my blessings and loving my country (but not always it’s government). This week especially has me thinking aboutContinue Reading

June Love

June Love

I’m back! For reals. I know it’s been a while…like a year. Life took over. Things happened. Mostly good. But I’m back with a new blog. Still under construction, but I’m liking it very much. So…it’s June!! My favorite month. I was honored to be asked by my beloved Two Hands Paperie to create theirContinue Reading

An Atlas of Unsettling Vision – Sketchbook Project 2013

Well.. I got my Sketchbook Project finished and mailed just in the nick of time yesterday! I'm not sure why I procrastinated, it was a joy to work on. My theme this year was "Almanac" but I made it into a kind of dream Atlas. I came across this wonderful quote from the movie, Here,Continue Reading

May The Clarity of Light Be Yours

Well…I've been away for a while. Attending to home things and family and holiday dinners and school presentations and sick children and drawing excursions and a new computer, among other things. And now I feel, on this brand new day of 2013, that I can return a bit to myself. On the winter solsitce IContinue Reading

A Little Sunday Morning Inspiration

  A little inspiration this morning from the people over at Brain Pickings - "a discovery engine for interestingness." Every week they curate a broad range of topics and pull them together in an e-newsletter delivered to my inbox, which is about the only thing I want to read on Sunday morning. Check them out here and sign-upContinue Reading

…For This Amazing Day

i thank You God for most this amazing day: for the leaping greenly spirits of trees and the blue true dream of sky; and for everything which is natural which is infinite which is yes   (i who have died am alive again today, and this is the sun's birthday; this is the birth dayContinue Reading

Bowl Full of Joy

   As the summer wanes, and the tomatoes are both at their peak out here on the Colorado high plains, and at the end of their road, I am reminded of this season's bounty and heart breaking beauty. The autumnal equinox is on Thursday and some of our nights are getting down into the 40'sContinue Reading

When The Fire Lays Down

  We have been besieged by a massive forest fire in the mountains just west from where I live. A terrible kind of beauty. 91 homes have burned and the fire, as of today, is zero percent contained. I have been visualizing rain and just holding all those affected in my higher thoughts. At nightContinue Reading


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