Thursday, August 25, 2016

Poetry Thursday, Rumi obsession continues...

Hardship may 
dishearten at first, 
but every hardship 
passes away. 
All despair is 
followed by hope; 
all darkness is 
followed by sunshine.
~ Rumi

Friday, August 19, 2016

Day 1 of Moving Beth Adventure

12 hour travel day for me starting 6:30a (pacific) and ending 7:30p (mountain).
Starting point
Favorite view from train 
Stop 1: Los Angeles Union Station. These are a few of the gorgeous details. 
was posting this from my phone where are the pictures live ... and it decided to not save the last half, so, there will have to be a part 2 to Day 1... as I try to keep up with the movements.  Next up will be travel day 2 (to Denver) after our resting day in ABQ (no pics, sorry).

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Poetry Thursday

Great peace
is found
in life's
little pleasures.

Got to spend time with these lovelies last week... truly this is pleasure.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Pre-road trip planning

Some of my preparations seem routine, others not so much:
1) wash clothes
2) research road food 
3) choose reading material
4) finish work
5) watch The Last Mimzy with niece
6) go through cochinadas to give to rummage sale
7) order supplements for dad
8) order office supplies for mom
9) cook three course meal and make another two dishes for tomorrow. Oh and appetizers. 
10) check in and print boarding pass
11) pack
12) sleep
See you on the road - and for Poetry Thursday

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Poetry Thursday

Your task 
is not 
to seek 
for love, 

but merely 
to seek 
and find 
all the barriers 

within yourself 
that you 
have built 
against it.
~ Rumi

Tuesday, August 09, 2016


 Never lose hope, my heart, miracles dwell in the invisible.

 Going through my sister's things, we came across a camera with a photo chip (I can't remember the technical term). 
 These gems were the silver lining of the grief inducing trips down memory lane.
 Seeing her little love through her eyes...
 imagining her asking him to hold up the mountains...
 her capturing his attention to fishing....
 and that face that leaves you wondering what travesuras he was plotting...

Monday, August 08, 2016

more visuals

 someday my words will return, for now here are more scenes from my life
 these were all in Oakland before I headed south ....
 love when these petals decorate the sidewalk
 looks like fireflies getting roasted
 apple fence!
I was actually trying to get the spider's web, but I liked the tangle of branches, too.

Friday, August 05, 2016

Poetry Thursday, a little late...

can dim 
the light 
~Maya Angelou

Monday, August 01, 2016


I have words, but they are all grouchy, so I am just going to put these photos here ... some scenes from my life 7/25-7/30

Thursday, July 28, 2016

almost forgot ... Poetry Thursday

In your wanderings 
among the mountains 
and the desert 
you will always remember 
the depth of her [Spring’s] cool heart. 
And though oftentimes 
you will not know 
for what you long, 
it is indeed for her 
vast and rhythmic peace. 

~ K. Gibran
The Garden of the Prophet

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Poetry Thursday

I will be waiting 
For your silence 
to break 
For your soul 
to shake 
For your love 
to wake.
 ~ Rumi

Thursday, July 14, 2016

late entry

To wander 
in the fields 
of flowers 
pull the thorns 
from your 
own heart.
~ Rumi

Thursday, July 07, 2016

Poetry Thursday

But let there be spaces 
in your togetherness and 
let the winds of the heavens 
dance between you. 
Love one another 
but make not a bond of love, 
let it rather be a moving sea 
between the shores of your souls.
– Kahlil Gibran

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Table Bluff...and sunset views

 This is the south part of the Humboldt Bay on one side (below) and the Eel River delta meeting the Pacific (top) ... I think I got that right ...if not, switch your view.

Two previous from the top ... and in the car...sorry.

 from sea level...

aren't these skies gorgeous? And the windswept trees... it was all beautiful...

 Couldn't quite get the tree tunnel to come through as it was in person, but squint at it...
As the sun slipped deeper into the ocean, we stopped by another spot .... Salmon something... what follows are from that spot... truly beautiful