Promises

This rhododendron bud is bursting with promise. But look at all that snow! Will the bud still open in the spring, or has its future been hijacked?

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Disturbances

In honor of our local snowy welcome to spring, I thought I’d write another snowy post!

Looking out on a yard of pristine, freshly-fallen snow brings such a sense of serenity. Everything looks so peaceful, fresh, and clean (especially from inside, while I’m drinking a hot cup of cocoa). But then…the perfectly smooth landscape is disturbed by someone who dares to walk through it!! Continue reading Disturbances

Perception

Tracks or ripples? Your mind can play tricks on you! Here’s another look…

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Your perspective can change your perception.

From what perspective are you looking at your life right now? From a mountain or a valley…climbing up or sliding down…sailing along serenely or being tossed by the waves…fighting or hiding…hungry or satisfied…

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There’s a Storm Comin’!

One recent day when I took this picture, the sky was a very close mirror to my heart. Our family is facing a storm not unlike one we passed through last year. Our youngest son is facing another surgery within the next month or so, and that was not one of our goals for 2016! Continue reading There’s a Storm Comin’!

Directed Steps

This moss in our brick pathway is there year-round, but it really stands out in the fall and winter when many plants lose their green and go dormant for the colder months. From our towering heights as we walk by, it just adds a touch of character and texture to the visual landscape. But consider the perspective of an ant… Continue reading Directed Steps