my nature park … my walking meditation … always done without hesitation … sometimes fast … sometimes slow … since there’s no other place to go … watching squirrels … watching birds … I’ve become a nature nerd … 😉 Sure, I won’t win a […]
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Oregon’s Nature Nooks: Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden
View from the garden entrance The Zendog and I finally ventured out to explore the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden here in Portland. It’s located on SE 28th Avenue in the Westmoreland neighborhood. This garden got its start in the 1950 as a test garden and […]
Zunday Zen … Summer’s Gone
Autumn sun sparkles while summer’s drifting away … one leaf at a time. Summer seems to have come to a sudden end here in the Pacific Northwest! We’ve had quite a few rainy days already and the nights are getting cooler. Slowly the leaves are […]
Meditation in Moments … Slowing down in the Suburbs
synthetic & natural sounds, textures, colors, patterns… suburban grounding… Last Saturday was a perfect winter day with lots of sunshine. About ten to fifteen minutes on foot from my house is a nature park. I hiked along the West Ridge Trail which meanders through a wide-open […]
Meditation in Moments … The Solitary Songster
Solitary songster’s impromptu outdoor concert rustling leaf maracas. Over the last couple of months I’ve been taking part in a writing class in Oregon City. Since the class doesn’t start until 1 pm I’ve been leaving my house early on those days to […]
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 […]
Zunday Zen … Pacific Wonderland in Winter
Magical woodlands besprinkled lightly with snow in quiet stillness. Secretive Pacific wren breaks the silence with his song.
Zunday Zen … The Beauty of Autumn
Vibrant leaves crunching underfoot. Summer now all but a memory. This was one of my very favorite walks for the entire year! The breeze, the sun, the autumn leaves showing off their most dazzling array of color, the clear blue sky and the peaceful quiet […]