Meditation Inspiration

Traditional meditation has always been difficult for me. My mind bounces around like a ball loosed from a small child’s hand. My internal to-do-list (you know those things you meant to do, but forgot to do) pops in and out of mind and I end up frustrated. Frustrated with myself because I can’t focus myContinue reading “Meditation Inspiration”

Look what I woke up to this morning!

Winter Hibiscus This little beauty wanted the world to see her glory so desperately, she persevered through chilly days plastic shrouded windows and dry soil. Looking at my plant that bloomed in such awesome glory all summer long, this little beauty is literally the last bloom standing. No buds, no hope of buds anytime inContinue reading “Look what I woke up to this morning!”

It’s okay to take a break now and then…..

Sometimes, I just have to take a break. Sit in the Silence. Be in the Moment. Stop self-chatter. Still the voices around me. Deflect the negative energy swirling all around me. For me, nature is often the centering element. Nature helps focus me, calm me, inspire me, reassure me. Reassure? Yes! When I observe nature,Continue reading “It’s okay to take a break now and then…..”

A Little Rainy Day Project

I LOVE fresh flowers! When I had a yard, I grew a cutting garden from which I would pick beautiful blooms for my home almost daily in Spring and Summer. I also grew varieties that simply beautified the landscape and soothed the eye.  Now, I’m limited to growing things in containers on the balcony and the Veranda, soContinue reading “A Little Rainy Day Project”

Recently I had a small gathering of friends over for drinks on the Veranda. Nelson + Alice are two of my dearest friends and fellow art junkies. I love, love, LOVE this couple! They’re funny, silly, witty (especially Nelson), interesting and crazy in love with each other! I shot a few images of them as we allContinue reading

Welcome June and Happy B-Day to My Favorite June Babies!

Hello June! Welcome! I love June. It is a month that signals the arrival of summer for me. Living in Chicago the arrival of June means there will be no more chance of a renegade snowfall and I can finally, finally put away my hand warmers!! It means the end of school days and theContinue reading “Welcome June and Happy B-Day to My Favorite June Babies!”