Before the Birds

Just on the other side of the French doors, past the artificial light from the bronze lamp with the burlap shade, beyond the aroma of freshly brewed coffee and the warmth of a settled home dotted with breakfast-drowsy pets, lies my motivation for rising before the birds. A pair of estate sale wicker chairs with … More Before the Birds

I’ve Been Busy

But he was more than just a bald eagle hanging out on the grass. He was a physical manifestation of the card, he was the messenger. Go out in nature. … More I’ve Been Busy

Sign of Summer

Oviedo, FL Look who came to visit me today. I opened the screen door to let the dogs out and she flew right in front of me and landed in my bay tree. I asked her to wait, please, please, please, while I grabbed my camera. She did. I snapped off three shots, looked down … More Sign of Summer

One in a Bajillion

Oviedo, FL I don’t have to wander far to find interesting critters to chat with. This prehistoric fellow is one of hundreds in my tiny backyard. With each step I take they scatter from beneath my feet in some sort of reverse Godzilla world. My dachshund, in particular likes to chase them up waterspouts, waiting … More One in a Bajillion

Gator Wisdom

Today I met an alligator. A new one. A little over a week ago I had met a few others; a pile of babies, some smallish – maybe teenagers – at a safe distance and one a little larger and closer than I was comfortable with. I quickly took his picture then pretended to be … More Gator Wisdom

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

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

Blank

Oviedo, FL: Nearly every morning I draw a couple of cards from various oracle decks. Sounds so mystical, I know, but it helps positively guide my day; pointing my compass. This morning I drew from the Medicine Cards – a deck based on Native American interpretation of certain animals. The corresponding book has a minimum … More Blank

The Messenger

I see hawks everywhere. Well, they are everywhere I just notice them. I find them to be magnificent creatures. Equal parts grace and fierceness. I haven’t always been into birds. It wasn’t until I moved to Florida that I began to really appreciate their presence. The tall ones drew me in first. The one’s that … More The Messenger