I Can’t Make You Love Me

exotic flowers

Bright, exotic flowers with pink roses. From my Instagram.


Turning To Flowers

purple dyed rose

Purple tinted cream colored rose amongst other beautiful flowers.

“Turning to the flowers for help with the challenges now facing humanity makes good sense, for they direct us to the source of our own majesty – divine love. With their vibrant color, aromatic scent and graceful geometry, flowers embody the purity, joy and innocence residing within each one of us. We may each become more fully realized individuals, as we realign ourselves by listening with our hearts to the teachings of flowers.”

~Isha Lerner, from “The Power of Flowers”
an Archetypal Journey Through Nature
(booklet & oracle cards.)


tree leaves

Orange tree leaves, like fire on the branches of trees. Mid-October, 2015.

“October is a hallelujah!
reverberating in my body year-round…”
~John Nichols



The orange long stemmed miniature roses J gifted me last night. The photo makes them appear pink but they are orange. October 14, 2015.

“The living room should be a place where we feel totally at ease
– temple of the soul.” ~Terence Conran

When I look at this photo of the beautiful roses he gave me, I think it’s time to compromise and get rid of those ugly drapes! 😉



An Alaskan rose, fading summer beauty amongst the fall leaves. October 8, 2015.

“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.”~Thornton Wilder

Just Breathe


My #selfcareseptember two-tone tulips starting to blossom. A photo from my Instagram.

“Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is
the rest we take between two deep breaths.”
~Etty Hillesum

Ordinary Beautiful

red gerber

Red Gerber Daisy. In the local market. September 19th, 2015.

“Things don’t have to be extraordinary to be beautiful,
even the ordinary can be beautiful.”
– Matthew, Wicker Park


the woods

A walk in the woods. Autumn of 2015. September in Alaska.

“It is the false shame of fools to try to conceal wounds that have not healed.” ~Horace

Fight The Good Fight


Green leaves on tall skinny trees. Pretty little yellow flowers spring up from below. Pop Carr Park, mid-May of 2015. 

“To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.” ~e.e. cummings, 1955

Expending Energy

white flowers

Rainy flowers on a shrub, in April of 2015. Mid-day. Sacramento, California.

“Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.” ~Albert Camus