Light after dark

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A little laughter after hearing the extent (and cost) of the dental work I need. My dentist lives in the boonies, which was good for me as it gave me time to return to a non-freaked out state. Funny, but not, at the same time.

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img_6024slow-living quiet moments on summer-like fall days…

Routine Bliss

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I have been away for a week on a CIE tour in Scotland (…sigh…), with my grandson. It was my third trip to my second home, (and hopefully some day, my first home!), and it was beyond wonderful. I met old friends there, and made a few delightful new ones too!

This morning, I am alone, with tea in hand, savoring the memories that give my heart space and light, and, I am cherishing my routine as the stalwart hub of my life. Especially in the morning, my quiet time, with journal and book, is the thing that supports my sense of groundedness and peace. Getting back on the mat later this morning will seal the deal for me. It’s so good, to be home.

photo taken at the ruins of St Andrew’s cathedral in Scotland

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Time Travel

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Yesterday I spent a lovely afternoon with a good friend sharing the simple things: a country walk, a delicious picnic lunch, and a frolicking dog, at the Old North Bridge in Concord, MA. The old tree on the hill, as sentinal, witnessed our deep friendship, wordlessly. Imagine what it has seen in its long lifetime! I seek to remain steady, flexible and quiet, as a good sentinal to history must: Observant, and responsive to the change around me.

Do Over

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Sometimes the second time around is better than the first. I’m traveling to Scotland for the third time this summer, and I know it will be the best trip yet! This elegant rose is still producing glorious experiences every day, just like me….and you.

Unexpected

A chilly windy sunrise with a hot cup of tea. Not what I expected this July morning, but my heart is happy with the surprise.

Endlessness

Meandering along the boardwalk reveals more blossoms than I had thought grew by the sea. We are all NOT the same, (how delightful!), and,

we ARE all the same. Same hurts, same desires, same hopes and same needs. My daily challenge is to love all things equally, and in that developing compassion, find the love I need for this work in progress.

Afterglow

The day after. You can sense the excitement and celebration still.

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Serenity

Crazy times call for radical actions. This is my evening meditation.

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Cool Perfection

 

IMG_5139The third scorching day in a row required me to be out on the sidewalk in my jammies taking this photo at 5:15 AM. This beauty has attracted a lot of attention with it’s perfect cool apricot perfection. If you walk by, take a moment to enjoy its gifts.

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