Nature does not hurry

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” – Lao Tzu Words from an ancient Chinese writer and philosopher. These two rocks were found during excavation for the garage we are building. The beauty and uniqueness of each have earned them a place on the shelf where I write. If you look closely at theContinue reading “Nature does not hurry”

Pine Grosbeak – a reminder to stop for beauty

On a crystal clear morning, with snow in unmelted patches, I saw a pair of Grosbeaks. Hiking with a birder friend who was more concerned with physical exertion than admiring our surroundings, she continued forward as I stopped to capture a few shots. When we finally stopped for water and a rest, I showed theContinue reading “Pine Grosbeak – a reminder to stop for beauty”

Squam Lake Writing Retreat

A weekend spent in the company of other writers is enlightening. A weekend in a serene setting with a lake and a challenging hike to beautiful views is also lovely. When you are able to combine these two into the same weekend, you’ve really done something special. It’s thrilling to have casual time with otherContinue reading “Squam Lake Writing Retreat”

It’s the little things

There is a quote from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle that I apply to my daily life: “It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.” Today while walking on the dirt roads that surround my house, as always I admire the big and small beauty around me.Continue reading “It’s the little things”