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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Zunday Zen … Bee here Now!

rockin’ and rollin’ metallic green sweat bee dancin’ the pollinating blues Hard to believe, but until a couple of days ago I had never noticed these striking bees before. Or perhaps I saw them, but didn’t really see them. At first I thought that this […]

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Happy Friday from the McLoughlin Promenade!

Wednesday morning before my writing class, I took a walk along the McLoughlin Promenade in Oregon City. The sun was out,  song sparrows were singing high up in the trees, and then, there were the rhododendrons! Huge, gnarly old branches securely holding up so many […]

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Meditation in Moments … Down the dusty Alley

California poppies down the alley shouting at me loudly “Don’t forget to visit your home away from home” Sonoma County is, and always will be my home away from home. Spotting these bright orange California poppies made me homesick, and realized, that it’s about time to […]

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Happy belated Friday from my Garden!

Squirrelly, that’s how Friday turned out to be in my garden. The sun was out and so were the squirrels. Even the tiny chipmunks have returned from their winter hibernation. These Townsend’s Chipmunks visit every spring. At first we only see the parents, and later […]

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