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 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


tree fungus

Tree fungus was plentiful on this day in September, 2015. In “the slide.” A hike in Earthquake Park, Alaska.

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” – Confucius

Celebrate This Day!


Sunlight between tall bare thin trees. Mid-April, 2015. Delong Lake, Alaska

“Work is not always required.
There is such a thing as sacred idleness.”
~George MacDonald

I hope everyone is enjoying the gift of this life we have been given here in America, on this day! Yesterday was the day, my sweets and I celebrated. We went swimming in another lake (not the location in the photo) for the first time in at least 10 years! There were baby ducks swimming around us and, so many people just out enjoying the sun! Today, it’s raining lol. No worries, I am still happy 🙂 And I hope you are too!

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

Different Directions

trees and branches

Branches, spread out in different directions. April 19, 2015.

My emotions have been pulled in so many directions, very much like fresh pulled taffy. It’s hard to explain my worries, thoughts, ideas, dreams sometimes even to my own best friend. When my mind is left unchecked, things can get out of hand ~ so you might see some upcoming posts about that.

The reason I dropped off the map was due to shipping my laptop off for repair. HP sent me a box, and shipping materials and a prepaid shipping label. The thing that took the longest was getting me to actually pack it, and drop it off at Fed Ex. It has now returned, keyboard fully functioning! I could have posted some kind of blogs from my phone but, as I mentioned I’ve been kind of a working-in-progress mess lately! Oops!

Thank you for continually checking my little blog, and as always your support!

Growing Pains

tall trees

Tall trees around Delong Lake, Alaska. 04/17/15

I’m going through a rough patch, the past couple of days.  It happens every so often, and I can’t always pinpoint why. It will all work out, I’m just going through some “growing pains.”

Palm Trees

Palm trees

Palm trees that stood way above the houses and cars below. Sacramento, California. Beginning of April, 2015.

One of my biggest fascinations on my trip to California was, the trees. I had forgotten how many different types of trees that can grow in that state. Pretty sure my daughter was starting to think I was a little special with all my pointing at each tree I encountered. I couldn’t help it, the variety just boggled my mind, it was great.

I cropped the photo above, because people outside their homes with children and such are at the bottom. Really don’t like invading people’s privacy, so edited photo is what you get.

It was funny though. My whole visit, even as I was in a much larger city than I am used too – I felt like I was in the “country” the whole time. No mountains, no ocean, no creeks and woods.. it was all just flat land. Not much to look at in the sky, it was kind of depressing. Thank goodness for the trees!

It’s a Wonderful Thing


April 6, 2015. Sacramento, California. My birthday, out for a walk. No one ever looks up.

Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting. ~William Arthur Ward