I needed just three states to complete my eastern seaboard map: New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine. Only Vermont remains. Last week I accompanied a friend to New Hampshire to visit some of her family. I volunteered to go, as is my way. Sometimes I get a yes, sometimes a thanks but no thanks. My feelings … More The Periwinkle Door
Wandering Wednesday: Cedar Key, Florida. I wish I could tell you how long it took to get to certain places. From my house on the east side of Orlando it took us about 7 hours to get to Cedar Key. I believe it is probably less than a 3 hour drive. Such is the life … More Subtraction = Abundance
Growing up a vanilla Methodist, the word sanctuary simply meant that place in church where the minister would drone on and on forever. It’s where I sang in the choir – a mostly social event for me – took communion, and sat on hard benches waiting for the day when I could make my own … More Sanctum
While staying on Long Island in the Bahamas for a long weekend I was treated to miraculous sunrises each and every morning. This is one.
I have been terribly remiss in my sharing. I have spent more time over on Instagram and Facebook seeking instant gratification avoiding the longer form I so love. It’s not that I haven’t been wandering. Last fall I took a 10 day road trip up to Pennsylvania to see my sisters and cousins, taking back … More I Should be Committed
Apalachicola Day 2 There is something so inspiring about waking to the sound of seagulls singing their early morning fishing song. Beyond that I can faintly make out the sound of ropes and masts meeting each other as the wind and surf rock the sailboats nearby. It’s a beautiful day, I just know it, before … More Apalachicola – It’s Just Fun To Say
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
Cambria, California: Along the coast in Cambria a boardwalk with cliff edge look-outs has been carefully laid with great care and concern for the environment and the natural habitats present beachside. On a windy, early morning walk this is what I found. With all the wind and people walking by, the squirrels, rabbits and birds, it was amazing … More Delicate and Strong
Cambria, California: While wandering along the beach we came upon this jumble of sea plants. And while someone may have posed it, the actual work of creatively tangling all the parts could only have been done by the ocean.
Cambria: Along the Pacific Coast Highway in Cambria there are raised boardwalks on the cliffs overlooking the ocean. Under these walkways exists an entire eco-system. There are squirrels, rabbits, lizards, snakes, spiders and various other bugs and rodents. So used to humans, the squirrels and the rabbits were unafraid of our presence and even willing to pose for close-ups.