Around the Bend

Magnificent foxglove

Today I went on a series of journeys to respond to my growing love of painting. Between art supplies and plants I have a challenge with stuff (however ... Read More »

We Always Come Back

Aeonium beginning its bloom to a new life

Aeoniums are monocarpic, meaning they have “one body”. They grow, make flowers, produce seeds, and die. It’s a beautiful method of flowering.  ... Read More »

Mark Each Moment As If It Matters — It Does

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    Life is amazing.  Live it to the fullest.  Stay as long as you can.  Valerie Harper                  Today I ... Read More »

Dare To Try

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Cover the canvas at the first go, then work at it until you see nothing more to add.  Camille Pissarro  There is a certain terror that can arise ... Read More »

True Family

The splendid beauty of gladiola

“The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life. Rarely do members of one family grow up ... Read More »

Cultivating Patience

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Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a  help.  Gardening is an ... Read More »

Pray Lane: Giving Reverence to Possibility

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                This past summer, I drove along the roads of Whidbey Island in the Northwest and spotted a sign for a private lane that ... Read More »

The Treasure of Each Day

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“With age, gone are the forevers of youth. Gone is the willingness to procrastinate, delay, to play the waiting game. Now each day is a treasure ... Read More »

The Brilliance of Living Magnificently

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“I will not die an unlived life. I will not live in fear of falling or catching fire. I choose to inhabit my days, to allow my living to open me, to ... Read More »

Life Is Not A Dress Rehearsal

Katie

Life is not a dress rehearsal. Stop practicing what you’re going to do and just go do it. In one bold stroke you can transform today. -Marilyn ... Read More »

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