Zunday Zen … I spy a …

tuckered out hummer during the height of summer ready for a nap. Hummingbirds have been constant visitors in my garden this summer. Generally, they zip all over the place at neck-breaking speed, then perch on a branch to rest a moment or two. And they […]

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Zunday Zen … Bluebirds at Sunset

“Want to look for bluebirds at sunset?” How could I resist? Meandering along a trail, through endless meadows … Golden Hour’s magic in plain sight. Just behind the bend, a Townsend’s Solitaire appears. Quietly, we approach. Off he goes … and so do we … […]

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Zunday Zen … zEntanglement

Way up in the clouds on this midsummer day a swallowtail gliding without hiding joyfully jiving, suddenly diving through trees, clouds and sky …   Pardon the Interruption while I unzengle my feet …   Down below buddleja’s aglow honeyed fragrance’s wafting on the breeze a swallowtail’s […]

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Meditation in Moments … The Humble Bumble Bee

Nectar of the Gods Inviting & delighting this humble bumble bee. This summer, I’ve observed an unbelievable number of bumble bees visit the flowers in my garden. They definitely have taste preferences! Just like us humans! Their favorite plant is my Lavender Grosso, followed closely […]

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Meditation in Moments … The Meeting Place

Zipping Dipping Sipping Buzzing Humming Summer’s ambrosial nectar station now open for business. Summer here is off to a great start. Just as I was lamenting a couple of weeks ago that there weren’t any hummingbirds around yet, they suddenly appeared seemingly out of nowhere. […]

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Up Close & Personal … The Elusive Dragonfly

When I looked out the window the other day, I spotted this reddish-orange dragonfly sunbathing on a poppy seedpod. I grabbed my camera and quickly went outside in hopes of taking a few pictures of this incredible flying machine. The dragonfly however, did not cooperate […]

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Zunday Zen … A Tale of Two Cities

Just pause and ponder the world’s in disarray. Peace begins at home. The Olympia-Rafah Solidarity Mural Project in downtown Olympia, Washington State.   This project  was created in memory of Rachel Corrie, a young woman from Olympia. She was crushed to death in 2003 by […]

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