Creativity, Inspiration, Nature, Self Care

A Surfer’s Haiku

The title's a bit misleading. I'm neither a surfer nor did a surfer create this poem. I am fortunate to live close to several beaches in Southern California. Most coastal Californian's can tell you that the weather at the beach, especially in the last decade, is unpredictable. Today, on a January afternoon, the temperature rose to… Continue reading A Surfer’s Haiku

Family, Parenting, Travel

An Amazing Family Time at Rocky Mountain National Park

To be 100% truthful, hiking is not my idea of a vacation nor is it my first thought on 'where can I celebrate my birthday.' The idea to spend my birthday vacation was a combination of visiting my kids in Denver and the news articles I'd read about the 100th birthday of the U.S. National Parks.… Continue reading An Amazing Family Time at Rocky Mountain National Park

Inspiration, Nature

A Beautiful Garden of Monarch Butterflies

Welcome, June. I'm enjoying the longer days, slightly warmer weather, and the discoveries in my new garden. The two milkweed plants in the backyard attracted Monarch butterflies which I enjoyed watching last month as they danced above the blossoms and ducked into the leaves. After pulling a few weeds, I stopped to admire the Milkweed's… Continue reading A Beautiful Garden of Monarch Butterflies