Saturday, June 07, 2014

Paradise In Plain Sight

 A recently published book
 written by Zen Priest Karen Maezen Miller
Isn't really about gardening, the garden she speaks of is our life.
"Paradise In Plain Sight"
A quick read that teaches us to prepare our minds and body for
tranquil contemplation. To uncover what is hidden within us
through an inward journey while observing elements of the garden.

"I realized that everything I want or need..
like the living truth of life, love, beauty, purpose and peace,,
is taught to me right here, no further away
than the ground beneath my feet"
Karen Maezen Miller 
::
Thank You Karen
 for your wisdom as I now have a renewed clarity
and connection to my garden and Nature!
love and light
naturegirl

Friday, May 16, 2014

Spring Yellow

 After a long winter indoors sweet Paisley finds it simply irresistible
 to feel the earth beneath her paws!
( I have my eyes on her as she is an indoor kitty)

 The weather still a bit on the chilly side this month of May
but I can't help but smile seeing their bright sunny color!
Golden Finch

  A feeling of JOY wakes up my senses as I observe
flocks of  Baltimore Orioles  sip at the hummer feeders!
They have bullied out the hummingbirds so I'll have to
 purchase a few more!
(I have orange Oriole feeders but they prefer the red ones ??)
Hanging pots need filling so this weekend  I'll get out into the garden
and plant, set up cozy corners and inviting seating areas
 in time for summertime!
In Canada we celebrate Victoria Day & will enjoy our fist long weekend!
Living in a Cottage community there will be heavy traffic with
 cottagers opening up their summertime homes!
Have a great weekend in your gardens!
love and light
naturegirl xo

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Day in May

Happy Mother's Day!
Dear friends particularly mothers who have stopped by today.
I wish you a wonderful Mother's Day!
To Mothers with children serving in the military 
a special hug and comfort to you. 
My day began with a riot of color in the garden with various species of
 migrating birds returning to the garden!
For the Baltimore Orioles I placed a welcome home treat of 
cut up oranges everywhere!
(in photo this one looks yellow however many more a darker orange color!!)
I opened mailed cards from my son and grandchildren in Arizona!
Today we travel 3 hrs. to the city to spend the day with my 
daughter and her family!
Thank You dearest husband for my card and new iPad Air!!
So much LOVE
Oh what a Happy day this Mother's Day in May!
love and light
naturegirl
xoxo

Sunday, May 04, 2014

Signs of Spring!

 I see Spring's fresh colors!
 
Poking up through autumn's fallen leaves
I see the first new growth!
 

 I see peace
 
Walk gently..
I grow close to the ground
I am with Nature's  Spirit


Friday, April 25, 2014

Feathered Friend

Happiness for my feathered friend
"If light is in your heart, you will find your way home" 
RUMI

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Earth Day!

The Earth says much to those who listen
Make it count for Earth Day!
Help make your environment healthier
small changes add up to a larger cumulative impact over time.


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Frozen In Time


Could this be in the Arctic!

 Can you guess where I am taking these photos? 

Winter's bitter storm blasts with the roar of high winds

the tumultuous uproar stopped short

high waves now still..
frozen in time

Frozen in motion yet still solitary.
 Cliffs of different size and shape that intrigue the 
adventurous, the curious, & the brave soul. 
Fearless to walk on top of Lake Huron  
covered in ice and snow during this sunny Winter day!

 Lake Huron is the second largest of the Great Lakes by area
and the third largest by volume.
::
A 10 minute drive from my home, a delightful beach setting
in summer months but I find a winter walk along the beach
this particular afternoon  inspiring! 
Blue skies, sunshine, no wind, 
I inhale the cold and clean air giving me new vigor!
Once again I explore Winter with  it's hushed silences .
::
*Dedicated to my friends and family who are snow birding
in Arizona. I promise one day I will return to the desert.
For now this snow bunny is renewing her appreciation of 
the purity and whiteness of a Canadian winter!
::
"People don't notice whether it's winter or summer
when they're happy."