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

Dreaming

According to the Medicine Cards the lizard represents Dreaming. I connected so strongly to this message that over 20 years ago I honored the lizard permanently on my skin. A tiny lizard tattoo lives quietly on my shoulder. Dreams live in the shadows, in the future. Lizard medicine allows us to review our dreams before … More Dreaming