Poser

Oviedo, FL: They just find me.  Just 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

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

Donkey Love

Melbourne, FL: There is something so endearing about donkeys. Less majestic than their larger, sleeker kin, the horse, donkeys are much more approachable. For me anyway. They seem grounded and generally positive. Horses, while beautiful, always seem distracted or wary.  If I walk toward a horse at a fence they first freeze, unsure of my … More Donkey Love

Tread Lightly

Ft. Christmas, FL: This was going to be a calling out to stop and take in the beauty around you. To notice the wonder of nature, allow yourself to be completely present and captivated by a single dew drop on a blade of grass. To take the time to contemplate the edges of fog. To mentally … More Tread Lightly

Now

It’s October. The first of October. The first day of the holiday season. It’s going to go quickly now. Halloween candy has moved to the front of the grocery store. Chances are good the streetlamp Christmas toppers will go up before the goblins get to march. By December 26 we’ll be seeing hearts and fireworks. … More Now

Rainy Day Doves

Oviedo, FL: A pair of doves has made our bay tree their part time residence. There’s no nest in it, but apparently it provides enough cover and an adequate view. The skies have been weeping for the past three days, off and on, mostly on. The days gray and humid. When it first started to … More Rainy Day Doves

Smoke Signals

  Oviedo, FL: One of the benefits of being an early riser is the chance to witness the world come alive every morning. As I sit in my living room journaling, reading – or let’s be honest – typing on the computer in the wee hours, I begin to perceive a change in the light. … More Smoke Signals