Birds

A Wider Circle

A Wider Circle

A Wider Circle“Mother Teresa said the problem is, we draw our family circle too small. Your family...

Go on anyway

Go on anyway

Do not let the fact that things are not made for you, that conditions are not…

I will not be tamed

I will not be tamed

I Will Not Be Tamed“The ancient roots of the word "art" have to do with connection, and art, at...

Projections of the collective consciousness

Projections of the collective consciousness

We can and will learn to do things differently when the need is urgent enough. One thought becomes two thoughts, becomes millions of synapses firing in a new direction…

Movement and Chaos

Movement and Chaos

“There is one thing your teacher must be,” she said, “It doesn’t matter what discipline he or she adheres to. What matters is that your teacher is…

The Winds of Grace

The Winds of Grace

The winds of grace are always blowing, but you have to raise the sail…

Praying for us to open our eyes

Praying for us to open our eyes

“The eyes of the future are looking back at us and they are praying for us to see beyond our own time. They are kneeling with hands clasped…”

Be like snow geese

Be like snow geese

Sometimes, the light is the active subject in a photograph. Allow it to shed awareness on the beauty of…

Nature is Watching

Nature is Watching

Some thoughts on nature staring us down and taking appropriate, urgent action

Clearing

Clearing

Do not try to save
the whole world
or do anything grandiose.
Instead…

Hidden Jewel

Hidden Jewel

“For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it.”

When Women Were Birds

When Women Were Birds

Once upon a time, when women were birds, there was the simple understanding that to sing at dawn and to sing…

The Secret Sky

The Secret Sky

This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take…

Both Sides of Everything

Both Sides of Everything

Reclaiming ourselves usually means coming to recognize and accept that we have in us both sides of everything. We are capable of fear and…

Flying Through Dusk

Flying Through Dusk

“Twilight fell: The sky turned to a light, dusky purple littered with tiny silver stars.” ― J.K. Rowling

Soft Sandhill Takeoff

Soft Sandhill Takeoff

“In order to see birds it is necessary to become a part of the silence.” ― Robert Lynd

Intensity Brings Focus

Intensity Brings Focus

It is very important on the spiritual path that you are not dead serious. Being intense is one thing. Being tense is another. Intensity brings…

Speak Up

Speak Up

I share a flock of inspirational quotes encouraging women to speak up in this post.

The Ancient Rhythms

The Ancient Rhythms

“The ancient rhythms of the earth have insinuated themselves into the rhythms of the human heart. The earth is not…

If Only We Discover It

If Only We Discover It

“The world is a possibility if only you’ll discover it.” ― Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man

Above the Angels

Above the Angels

Don’t be on the side of the angels, it’s too lowering. – D.H. Lawrence

Who is Available?

Who is Available?

The opportunity to experience yourself differently is always available. – Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

When Everyone’s Included

When Everyone’s Included

What is one to do when the weight of the world and the anxiety it can provoke begins to take a toll on you?

An Invitation

An Invitation

Invitation. One of my favorite poems from my favorite poet, Mary Oliver

Walking on Water

Walking on Water

There are moments in the fading light when I am so touched by the beauty of this world that I understand we are all angels…

Red Wing

Red Wing

I took a ton of shots of this little red wing blackbird without any expectations for a good shot. I was pretty far away…

Red Wing Ruffle

Red Wing Ruffle

Men do change, and change comes like a little wind that ruffles the curtains at dawn, and it comes like…

Janus Geese

Janus Geese

Janus Geese“We all have two lives. the second one starts when we realize we only have one.” – Tom...

Goose Bombs

Goose Bombs

As an introvert with some seriously shy tendencies in certain situations, I can say the reason I crawl is I’d rather NOT come across like a goose…

Let’s Go!

Let’s Go!

There’s nothing like standing along the edge of a pond and witnessing thousands of snow geese take flight all at once! 

For everything that is YES!

For everything that is YES!

Today is my birthday and if there is anything that I’ve learned in my 54 years on this planet it is YES! YES! YES, damnit, YES!

Puddle-Wonderful

Puddle-Wonderful

The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful. – e. e. cummings

Making a Ruckus!

Making a Ruckus!

I arrived in Del Norte, Colorado a day early before what I’m sure will be a wonderful San Luis Valley photo tour led by the talented wildlife photographer, Ed MacKerrow. This afternoon I visited the Monte Vista…

Landing Together

Landing Together

No bird can fly without opening its wings, and no one can love without exposing their hearts.– Mark Nepo

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