Wednesday, November 4, 2015

A Bright Autumn morning...

The sun invited me this morning to go outside and enjoy the crisp air. There is something so special about an Autumn morning. The air is so cool but yet refreshing and the smell of fallen leaves makes me smile. I did have my layers and winter boots on. It's been around 60F everyday here in Maine and the nights around 25F, so it's difficult to get used to the cold.
The colors of Autumn were stunning this year and the leaves have hung on to give us a longer display. The chipmunks are still gathering their winter supply and the birds are feasting. Winter may be here soon...

Enjoy you day!!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

A Pow Wow, Heart and Connections...

The beautiful season of Spring is here! The flowers and trees are in full bloom. It's an incredible time of the year to see Nature stretch and embrace the sun. This past weekend was a lot about embracing and heart.

My friend Robin and I had the opportunity to vend at our first Pow Wow. The Honoring of the Elders Pow Wow was a two-day celebration that was filled with a calmness and a lot of heart. Everyone was smiling and we met so many wonderful people. There was a connection between all of us.

When we were setting up our booths, I found a heart-shaped rock. This symbol made me realize that our booths were in the same spot that a sweet, older gentleman had vended a couple years ago. We both bought from him and enjoyed his jokes and conversation. I felt he was watching over us.

We also got to barter, which is new to me. The connection I made with bartering a print and a Wolf pup painting will be the highlight of the weekend. It was for a father from his daughter and he was in tears when he saw what she gave him. I always knew that painting had a very, special home and now it does. There is something to be said when your art touches others so deep, it keeps you influenced and humble.

The weekend was also a chance to put in some camping time. We stayed three nights at the campground that included great food (Thanks to Robin's hubby), beer and wine. The small river running nearby was beautiful and so calming.

The gratitude I have is overwhelming for the gifts I received, the people I met and the feeling of connection to Mother Earth and those I share her with.

Take care! 

So many wonderful people selling beautiful, handmade items.

Storyteller and Author James B. Beard aka Noodin.
Robin in front of her booth.
My booth

The Wolf Pup birch painting to the left.

Monday, May 4, 2015

First Camping Weekend

It's official...Spring is here! My first weekend of camping was unbelievable. It was near the ocean and the weather was perfect. The smell of the salty air made me breathe deep and relax. There were times that I had 5 layers on because it was very chilly, but that was fine.
The weekend began with a Snowy Egret, young Bald Eagle and the marsh. I was able to try my new/used camera and I took almost 400 photos. There were birds everywhere during high tide or low. A snapping turtle also made a quick visit and I was lucky to get a photo.
We made a trip over to the Two Lights State park and I made sure I got to visit my rock. My favorite place to relax and be one with the ocean.

What more could a person want...the days filled with wildlife and the nights with great food, beer and wine. And a game of UNO! The moon was full this weekend too which made the nights glow.
It was one of those weekends that you wish you could freeze in time and stay there. I am looking forward to going back soon!!

Take care!!
Two Lights State Park

Lesser Yellowleg
Snapping turtle

Double-crested Cormorant

Turtles enjoying the sun.

Beautiful moon over the marsh.

Canada Goose

Mallard couple

Snowy Egret and Great Egret

Common Loon in Winter plummage

Beautiful Birch trees

Blue-winged Teal

Friday, March 27, 2015

Wolf Awareness Week 2015

The snow is finally starting to melt here in Maine. There is still 3ft of snow in some areas but at least the tulips are making an appearance and a turkey vulture flew over, so many signs of Spring.
This week is Wolf Awareness Week and a great time to learn more about this incredible species that has been in the limelight for too many reasons, and many without a happy ending.
I have volunteered with Wolves and have always had a connection with these powerful animals. They are many wonderful things and so misunderstood.

Please take the time to read the link below. Learn the facts, not the myths. There is a reason for every living creature on this planet and the Wolf is no exception. I hope one day the human race can live among the animals, it may not be in my lifetime, but I still hope. 
We as humans cannot live without Nature, but Nature can certainly live without humans.

Take care!