Serenity

  To me the word Serenity conjures anything that allows me to exhale. Sigh. Release. Relax. Be present. For me that’s nature. Living in Florida has afforded me the incredible gift of a close personal relationship with the outdoors. We have no mountains, and rarely snow, but we have mysterious swamps and glistening white sand beaches, … More Serenity

I Heart Florida

My relationship with Florida has evolved much like a good marriage. It began courting me when I was younger, using my grandparents as bait. I would fly from Washington DC to St. Petersburg by myself when I was about 8. The lovely stewardesses (that’s what they were called back then) would take good care of … More I Heart Florida

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

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

Illusion

There is a very special book called Medicine Cards by Sams  & Carson. In it, a variety of animals are featured along with their possible meanings according to Native American tradition. There is a deck of cards that accompanies this book and it can be used on a daily basis to draw a card at … More Illusion