I recently read a book titled The Delight of Being Ordinary by Roland Merullo. It was a story about the Pope and the Dali Lama hiding out for a few days in the garb of ordinary people. They wanted to be unseen by others so they could see the world again. I love the title
Do you ever just want to get in a vehicle and go someplace else? Someplace with lots of night sky, amazing vistas and beauty? I am in that mood right now. As spring teases, with warm days and tiny green shoots of life popping out of brown landscape, I am ready for more. So ready!
Colorado Spring Snow I woke this morning to about 7 inches of heavy wet snow on the ground. The budding lilac bushes were weighed down and stressed out. The tulips disappeared and the evergreens were supremely white. My venture out the door was at 6:30 am. I had to clear the branches, flowers and trees and set
Today was another great day in Paradise (aka Colorado.) Remember the other day when I tried to ride my bike and hit a detour, today was sort of similar. Today was going to be a kayak day with my friend. We headed to Horsetooth Reservoir and during the 10 minute drive from my house to
Well, for some reason my fingers do not want to be on the keyboard today – so it’s a day of posting pictures (that have been used over the years on this blog.) I’ll still be biking and moving right along but maybe you need a rest too – from my amazing adventures. So, actually,
Walking new neighborhoods in my city is something I enjoy doing. This neighborhood is a popular one because of the beautiful trees that line the streets, the islands that separate one side from the other (a trolley car used to run down this street and the trolley rails are still in place), and the unique
For me, November is about mixing things up. It’s about the road less traveled, discovering new trails, meeting new people, joining, moving, painting, and connecting. I am doing all of the above. One of the items on my November list was to hike a new trail. I did that this week and it was stunning.
I had a reality check this past week. I was driving in the car with my grandson (recently turned 6 years old) and it was quite clear he ‘knew everything’ there was to know. So, I put on my Nana face and said — “So, smarty pant, if you know everything, what’s the capital of
A way to help me feel grounded and sane is to count my blessings. I believe when I acknowledge the good in my world, I am opening the door to more goodness. One thing in my world is the weather. Where I live in Colorado has been the most amazing autumn I can remember in
I had every intention of ‘sleeping in’ on Mother’s Day. Sleeping in means 7:30 a.m. or so. However, at 6:15 when I lifted my head from my pillow I saw one thing – the branches of my tree bent over. No dallying for me… I flew out of bed and into warm winter clothes. It