Sunday, July 29, 2012

The End

I thought I could keep up with two blogs but I can't so sadly I will close this chapter of my life.  It's not really the end but only until we meet again.

If you are interested, you can find me somewhere over the rainbow where I write about spirituality, journaling, personal growth and continue to share my nature photography.


Sunday, March 4, 2012

The sea, the sea

For whatever we lose (like a you or a me),
It's always our self we find in the sea.
~e.e. cummings

I will be visiting the Pacific Ocean again soon!  I love the ocean and the smell of the salt air.  

For the first time in almost 20 years, my parents, my sister and our spouses and my children will be together all in one place at the same time.  I think it's a miracle!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

blue dream of sky

One of my favorite quotes from e.e. cummings says it all:

"I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes."

It's been a long time since I participated in Skywatch Friday but I've never stopped looking to the sky.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Early morning sun

"The only words that ever satisfied me as describing nature are the terms used in fairy books, charm, spell, enchantment." ~ G. K. Chesteron

Sometimes the right words are hard to find but I do love the sun lighting up this massive rock in the morning.

Hope everyone has an enchanted holiday season!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Fall light

The light is waning and the trees are changing.  Soon it will be winter.

The sky is always beautiful.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Golden gifts from nature

I love the colors of autumn.  Because they are fleeting, they are all the more precious.

It took about 30 tries to catch the leaves falling in the wind with my camera.

A small stand of water is all that's left in the creek this time of year.

"Nothing gold can stay," said Robert Frost.  Sometimes I wish it could.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Dinosaur National Monument

After five years of being closed, the Monument has re-opened the Dinosaur Quarry Exhibit Hall!  Tourism suffered when it was closed but hopefully now we will experience a revival.  The building, built on bentonite soil, shifted to the point where it was condemned because it was unsafe.  Ken Salazar came out last week for the opening, but unfortunately, I missed his speech.  Apparently it was a good one.

My daughter and I went out with some friends to visit the area.  There were at least a thousand sandhill cranes down by the Green River.

See all those little dots?  Makes me wish I had a bigger zoom lens!

I did manage to catch a pair of sandcranes flying by.  They live for up to 23 years in the wild and mate for life.

The building and the site looks the same, but different.  We were pleased to see the improvements didn't detract from our memories of the place.

Twelve different species are represented in the wall.

Here's a view of Split Mountain.  The Green River "split" the mountain. It's a great float trip on a raft!

There's nothing quite like a beautiful fall day.  Visit skies from around the world here.