Silenced by Beauty

I have had the tremendous fortune to be invited to this natural wonder for the long Fourth of July weekend. The beauty of the water and landscape is just breathtaking. In one day we did yoga on the deck of a private home overlooking the cobalt blue of the Atlantic ocean; took a boat ride … More Silenced by Beauty

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

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

Duck work

Oviedo, FL: Almost every evening, now that it’s not 1000 degrees out, I walk down the little duck pond in my neighborhood. It’s adjacent to a playground and park and hugs the backyards a few houses. In the center of the pond is a fountain, that sometimes works. Next to that a cluster of trees … More Duck work

On the Rocks

Cambria: We arrived in Cambria just in time to watch the sun make it’s final descent for the day. The light seemed to soak into the rocks and warm them before our eyes. The contrast of the cool Pacific and the glowing cliffs gave everything a richness and brought everyone’s attention to the present moment.

George

In the middle of the Ocala National Forest on beautiful Lake Kerr lives a fairy tale goose we know as George. Also located on Lake Kerr is the Amrit Yoga Institute and the fine folks of this home away from home for me named this handsome fella. At least we think it’s a fella. None … More George

In the Wild

As we bumped our way along the scrubby desert terrain,we were treated to some of the protected wildlife in Dasada. We encountered bleached white laughing pelicans, flamingos in solitary contemplation and boisterous at happy hour. There were deer who seemed to know we were no threat, nodding, waving and sauntering along. There were four-legged moosedeerwildabeast type things … More In the Wild