Horse Power

I love all animals. I even love insects and arachnids. I don’t love to cuddle with all of them or even get close enough to touch them, but I have an appreciation and affinity for all creatures. I am not really a horse person. I know many people who are and they speak convincingly of … More Horse Power

Memories of India

Pushkar, Rajasthan, India: Upon waking I made my way across the chilly floor to the patio. Maybe we were positioned to see the sun rise over the mountains. I had no idea, we arrived in the dark last night so where we were was pretty much a mystery. As I pulled back the blinds and … More Memories of India

Everyday Magic

Salt Springs, FL: Been thinking a lot about everyday magic lately. There is nowhere where magic isn’t. It’s about awareness. It’s about imagining possibilities into life; becoming so hyper-aware just long enough to see a dragonfly smile. It’s watching an ant carry at least a million times his body weight of some unidentifiable treasure back … More Everyday Magic

Gathering

Oviedo, FL: Perched high in my magnolia tree in the front yard, this little guy prepares for winter. Such as it is in Florida. I think they know they won’t suffer the hardships of their northern neighbors but they prepare nonetheless. It’s their nature. It’s our nature too to prepare for winter. Preparation in the … More Gathering

Redhead

Oviedo, FL: For about 45 minutes yesterday it was as if I lived in an aviary. There were birds swooping and chirping all over my backyard. Cardinals, blue jays, doves, some others I couldn’t readily identify and this beauty. The sun is behind her so she’s in a little bit of shadow, but you can … More Redhead

Gus the Magic Bear

Salt Springs, FL: Deep in the Ocala National Forest. Sort of – on a main road in the middle of nowhere. Same same. The short version for those interested more in facts than insights: Bear walks across the road, sits in the forest. I drive by, take his picture. The end. Oh, and I name … More Gus the Magic Bear

Poser

Oviedo, FL: They just find me. ┬áJust outside my back patio there is a single branch on my bay tree whose tip is leaf-less. This is the dragonfly photo studio. Daily, they parade past, jockeying for position on the tip of this branch. One will sit for a while, tilt his head this way and … More Poser

Cosmic Mirror

Salt Springs, FL: It’s nearly impossible to roam the grounds of the Amrit Yoga Institute and feel anything but peace. Nearly. For those who have never been to a yoga teacher training of any kind allow me to explain. First you see the ad of a beautiful person high on a mountaintop aglow with inner … More Cosmic Mirror

Inside the Pagoda

Salt Springs, FL: There are these amazing flowers here, at Amrit Yoga Institute called Pagoda flowers. And that’s exactly what they look like. Tiers of little pinkish red flowers one on top of the other. They rise to about six feet and attract copious amounts of butterflies from tiny and bright yellow to giant, graceful … More Inside the Pagoda