Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Magnolia Beach

Blogger finally decided to let me upload my recent(ish) photos.
I have been waiting at least a week and a half to share these.

It was such a freezing cold morning,
the sea was steaming!

It was unreal.

I had to keep walking.

I was so frozen when I finally returned home.
I just couldn't tear myself away from the beauty of the ocean on this morning
and viewing the reaction of clashing temperatures.

The sea continually amazes me.
I really don't know what else to say.
I wish you could feel how it makes my heart swoon.

Do you have anything that makes you feel that way?

Sunday, January 29, 2012

This is my meditation...

This weekend at Bolton Vally Ski Area in Vermont.
So amazing!
Wasn't able to get many photos, but we sure had a great time!
Great weather, great mountain, great boarding, wonderful hosts and company....

I always feel like a new person after riding. I really need to find ways to go more often. This is my meditation.

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend full of happiness!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Cabin Porn...

Good morning.
Did my post title intrigue you...?

Have you seen this website?
Well, Go!
But be warned, you might swoon just a bit...


I always wanted to live on top of a mountain
where you could only reach my abode by hiking or helicopter.
I envisioned a rocky, craggy and steep mountain pass that was all mine,
I also envisioned a cool home made elevator system that is basically a basket with rope on a pull system like that of a tree fort (not so realistic for if I were to ever live in said mountain top dwelling, but hey, dreams are dreams).
And I would give anything to have a wood-fired hot tub,
I do believe that is the epitome of amazing.


Anyway, I am listening to this on this rainy late January morning while sipping ginger tea with lemon and honey.
It is perfect right now.
(You can hear more of them here.)

I am headed to Vermont tonight.
I am so excited to go snowboarding!
Aaaand, the x-games started yesterday, WOOO-HOOO!!!
I don't have tv, but you can be sure I will try to catch some, if not all of it online.

I hope you all have a totally blissed out Friday and an amazing weekend!
Hugs all around

Friday, January 20, 2012

Blogger is not cooperating.
I have been trying for the last few days to upload some photos onto a post, but they aren't registering...

Anyway, I didn't want you to feel lonely, so I thought I would leave you with this image:

and share this wonderful poem:

Sweet Darkness
When your eyes are tired
the world is tired also.
When your vision has gone
no part of the world can find you.
Time to go into the dark
where the night has eyes
to recognize its own.
There you can be sure
you are not beyond love.
The dark will be your womb
The night will give you a horizon
further than you can see.
You must learn one thing:
the world was made to be free in.
Give up all the other worlds
except the one to which you belong.
Sometimes it takes darkness and the sweet
confinement of your aloneness
to learn
anything or anyone
that does not bring you alive
is too small for you.
~ David Whyte ~
Sweetest dreams to all on you boundless spirits.

Monday, January 16, 2012

The sunset was awfully beautiful tonight. We went for a walk on the beach (brrrrr!!!) and enjoyed the colors.
Now it is snowing, I think I might be in shock since it has been Junevember and Apruary forever! I didn't think we would ever see snow!

Wishing you all a cozy and peaceful night!


Friday, January 13, 2012

Owl in the Clouds- 4x5 Print of Original Watercolor

Just a little note.
I am having a SALE in my etsy shop!
40% off everything using the coupon code YEAHYEAH...

So go check it out, take advantage!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Pinned Image

I woke up to a dusting of snow covering the earth this morning!
I have not really seen snow yet,
I was beginning to worry.
I truly believe there is nothing more beautiful
than a sunny morning where the ground is freshly covering in snow.
Everything looks more beautiful covered in snow.


It's interesting how thought patterns work.
How difficult it can be to actually change them and keep them that way.

My goal is to be able to trust.
Trust in myself.
To be able to throw caution to the wind (so to speak),
to let go
and just be.

This is what I have been working towards and it is all fine and well in theory, but it is all subjective. I am noticing that there are all sorts of circumstances.

One day I might feel fine with it, totally balanced and in control, but the next day is a whole new day. The moon may be full, or I may have only slept for 3 hours, or someone might have done or said something that didn't sit right with me... I am still trying to find ways to harmonize these things.
I am not saying that I will always be seemingly happy,
but I feel it is realistic to be able to take life with a grain of salt
and not let it sway my inner core to the degree that it has in the past.


I am still in the process of moving,
good lord I have so much stuff!
The piles are dwindling down, however
and I have this overwhelming urge to just let go.

*Wishing you all a wonderful and warm Tuesday*

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Some of New Years in Black and White...

So I have been distracted lately with the whole moving thing...
I am trying to get all the details together, but it seems that I might be able to start moving things in this weekend!
However, I am procrastinating a little bit right now until my sister gets here to help me.
Instead of packing, I am totally dilly-dallying!

Well, I thought it was about time I edit the photos I took on New Years Eve at a friends party.
These are the black and white ones, I like how they came out.
I hate using a flash, so I didn't, and am still trying to learn about different manual settings,
especially for night time.
The color ones (which I will post another time) are a lot more grainy,
but it is kind of cool because it kind of looks like they were taken with an old camera or something.

Anyway, did you have a good New Years?

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Only looking forward,
no looking back...

Starting over.
Hoping in a boat and setting sail.
Battling fears head on,
making it beautiful.

Mossy and Sunlight, Darkness in the Trees...

The days are getting longer,
but the sun still falls behind the shadow of the wood and rock
sooner than one might anticipate.
I don't mind the darkness,
but I do love having longer days.

I find this pine forest so peaceful.
It is north facing, so it tends to always be darker,
but it feels so welcoming.
It is a good place for me to settle my mind.

I am moving this month (yikes!)
and I have so much going through/packing to do.
I want to let go of a lot of things,
both literally and metaphorically.
This wasn't really a planned decision,
but it was my choice.
I think it is a good step for me...