Monday, May 23, 2011


Red sky at night,
Sailor's delight;
Red sky at morning,
Sailor's warning.

Such wondrous beauty is presented to us by looking at the heavens above.

The beauty of the sky can so easily provoke feelings of serenity and wonder.

Each moment we spend viewing the skyscape above us, offers us a constantly changing scene that at times seems to fly by with a blink of the eye.

The most notable example of this is when you are admiring an amazing sunset.
The closer the sun comes to setting it almost appears to speed up.

It’s at that moment that we want to put time on hold and gaze at the spectacular canvas in front of us.

But with patience, the sun has set and the sky continues to transform our world.

The explosion of colors has just begun!

Hours later, we might forget to look up - but when we do, we are aware that the performance is still active.

Viewing the heavens and giving thanks for the allure it shares with us, is something to make time for.


Thursday, May 12, 2011


Wandering through a tropical rain forest reminds me of getting lost in my own personal terrarium.

Green and lush, moist and humid.

Reminiscent of the 70’s, terrariums were quite popular as glass enclosed garden ecosystems. Displayed on a table, counter and in many school classrooms. It’s appeal is a self cared for environment able to sustain itself.

The balance is delicate - the creation breathtaking.

Because each life form blends into the next to create leafy canopies, thick undergrowth and lots of lush variety.

Yet, with each layer is beauty and form.

Texture and shape.

I enjoy the vivid colors and soothing tones.

I have read that tropical rainforests are unable to support human life. For this alone, I appreciate it’s protection from destruction.
And give thanks for my ability to witness the beauty it has to offer and support it’s preservation.

"The clearest way into the universe is through a forest wilderness."
- John Muir


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