Lately, I’ve been very busy getting ready to take a trip back to Illinois. It’s where I grew up. There’s a part of me that’s still a “Midwestern girl,” although I’ve lived in California for many, many years, and love it here. I’m leaving this Saturday, and I’ll be gone for two weeks. I expect … Read More
The Magic of Childhood!
I love this picture! My husband took it of one of our granddaughters at a local Santa Barbara beach. She seems lost in the moment, which is such a wonderful ability of young children. They know how to take a moment, and really immerse themselves in it. It’s a special talent they all seem to … Read More
The Power of the Moment for This Tiny, Hummingbird!
A few days ago I was in the kitchen making a cup of tea. My husband came in and stood looking out our kitchen window at our pond. I watched as his smile of enjoyment turned to a frown of concern. All of a sudden, he was pulling me over to look out the window … Read More
Why Not Create Small, Nurturing Spots around your Home and Yard?
We all can feel battered and bruised by life at times! It can be wonderfully soothing to have small, nurturing areas where we can relax and be comforted. My husband created just such a spot for us! It’s a garden area sheltered by a tall fence on two sides, and our house on the third … Read More
Take Time to See the Beauty Around You
“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 instrument of grace.” May Sarton These roses were photographed with the morning dew still on them. Think about getting up early some morning, putting on your snug, warm clothes, and … Read More
Everyone Has Magic Moments in Their Day! — Part 2
How many of you, who are parents, remember driving somewhere with your kids, when you were hot, tired, and really stressed out? Probably most of you! If your children are young, you may have times like that right now. It’s easy to get impatient, and not be at your best. What if you could have … Read More