Travel Bug

I was bitten, I suspect, by the wanderlust bug as a child playing in the backyard in my bare feet in early spring. While my physical body was bound by fences and threats from my mother not to leave the yard, my nimble imagination was free to explore every corner of this piece of earth. … More Travel Bug

Plan B

I have abandoned my writing most nearly a month now. At first I didn’t miss it, I felt I had nothing new to contribute and who was reading it anyway. But about a week in I got a little sad, longing for the click of the words across the blank screen. I busied myself with … More Plan B

A is for Ashram

  The Weekly Photo Challenge got me thinking about letters this week.  Since I am between big, huge, awesome, amazing trips – until I win a Linblad National Geographic expedition on Jeopardy – I am going to issue myself a challenge for this  blog, For the next 26 weeks I will be posting photos daily based on letters of … More A is for Ashram

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

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