Posts Tagged ‘nature’


No matter how many times I enter the dunes, I feel overwhelmed with the unusual beauty of this landscape. Like being on the moon, or in a rare dreamscape. We ran around and played, explored the many animal tracks, breathed deeply in the cold air, watched the sun set on the ocean and the crescent moon glow in the crisp clear sky. There is comfort in such vastness of nature.

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Some sights from the last couple weeks. Even when life seems so full, must make time for the ahhh factor.

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Hey! Want to go to the beach?

Life has been so busy these days, it’s been hard to catch my breath. And aside from a little more sleep, a few more hours in each day and about 3 more hands and feet, I have been missing a great big dose of the beach. Yes, even though it is pretty much my backyard, I have not spent quality time down there in far too long. So yesterday the day was such that it would not have it any other way. I dropped everything and dashed on down and Wow, where have I been!! After some time down there with the sand between my toes, the warm sunshine on my face, and that cold salty water washing over my ankles, I feel like I have caught my breath again.

heading down the beach trail…


and onto the sand…………..





There is nothing so restorative as the vastness of nature.

Don’t forget to restore yourself in nature now and then. I hope you have all had a great weekend and are excited about the week ahead. And I hope to make it back here soon… We’ve been making some great progress on our house, and there are grand plans for a shop update by next weekend. Bye for now! xo

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springing into summer

where I want to be

Spring seems to have come, and nearly turned to summer, almost overnight. The warming of the days has been so gradual here, that it has been hard to notice it’s even happening, except that for the last few days I have wanted to leave the back door open all afternoon and evening, to listen to Swainson’s Thrush singing it’s evening song, and hear the ocean rushing to the shore.

The life around me keeps me in touch… the flowers are exploding everywhere, and just in the last couple days there are a new set of floral explosions taking place, and a new migration of birds arriving. I feel a little bit antsy these days, wanting to drink up the spring air, go camping under the night sky, listen endlessly to the song of birds and feel the warm breezes on my face. This is a little bit of what is around me today.

The first rose bloom appeared…  first rose

baby birds are being born, and mama birds are very active…


the salmonberry are fruiting…


and the foxglove are getting ready to blossom into beautiful stalks of colorful bells…


I am sometimes overwhelmed by the vastness of worlds re-opening right now, springing back to life. It is deeply inspiring and fulfilling.

What changes are you observing where you live?

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comfort in nature

There is something about how things are that is hard for me to stomach sometimes.

This is one of those times.

Our neighbors plan to cut down one of the most viable habitats and food sources of the hummingbirds, which are going extinct, and then when they are finished removing it they will spread a pile of dead bark dust in it’s place.  Another neighbor sprays the moss with herbicide based on misinformation and a seeming disregard for what amazing life forms that they are. A city, just 65 miles from here, plans to aerially spray pesticides over  600+ populated acres because they found 7 gypsy moths.  China has just artificially induced weather for the 3rd time, by shooting iodide into the sky to “seed” clouds, with no idea of the repercussions that this kind of introduction of elemental toxins into the atmosphere will have. The hard thing is not only that these things are happening, but also that no one around seems to care or even notice. There’s something wrong with all of this. There’s something very wrong that this has become the way that people deal with life.

I feel an unusual stress this week and I know it will pass, but all these things are hard to understand and there seems to be nothing I can do about them.

I find comfort in nature, it’s effortless harmlessness and it’s inherent harmony with itself, the planet. I worry about all things in nature as it continues to be squashed out, cut out, bombarded, devastated, and for reasons that aren’t even real… Does anyone else worry like this? What ways do you try to help the life forms around you thrive?

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