~thankful thursday~ snails, whales, puppy dog tails

i am grateful for the way my fairy dog pulled me outside and down the trail this morning while the sun was streaming through the trees and the frost was just starting to melt. iโ€™m thankful for the reminder to sniff out paths i might not have gone down in a while, to remember to wander and stop and appreciate. while standing and pondering and letting her sniff, i decided to picture a fairy dog in my mind, tiny enough to wander down the paths of my neural circuitry, but powerful enough to pull me out of well-worn grooves that may not serve me, and into lusher, if more challenging, terrain. iโ€™m thankful that there are always new ways to look, and for getting to see rainbows in the frost. . . . → Read More: ~thankful thursday~ snails, whales, puppy dog tails

~thankful thursday~ stoking the gratitude fire

looking around on a day like this, prepping for a big feast, itโ€™s easy to feel gratitude for all the abundance surrounding us. the food is bountiful and fresh, the boy cranking the apple slicer has grown into a competent helper, loved ones are close at hand, and a kitty is in the empty ham box. . . . → Read More: ~thankful thursday~ stoking the gratitude fire

~a month in the life of a lifelong learner~ miracles

the trouble with blog posts is, there’s no way to make them scratch-and-sniff. perhaps i can utilize some sort of jedi mind trick to make you smell this clove-filled orange while you read about our month of lifelong learning.

rich’s daughter and her fiance . . . → Read More: ~a month in the life of a lifelong learner~ miracles

~a month in the life of a lifelong learner~ take a picture of it instead

i only just finished posting about last month and it’s time for another one! in this season of dim lighting and puddles, it all feels like a big blur, but when i go back and look through, some gems shine through the murk.

halloween, pokemon style.

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~rainbow mondays~ cozy cranberries and chai

red: cranberries simmering…

orange: a friday evening stroll on the beach with rich’s daughter and her fiance.

yellow: fall leaves glowing in the sun.

green: fairy habitat

blue: us, in the fading evening light, so we have multiple pairs of glasses and appear a bit dreamy. not a . . . → Read More: ~rainbow mondays~ cozy cranberries and chai

~rainbow mondays~ it’s always ourselves we find in the sea

welcome to another oregon coast tidepool edition of rainbow mondays…

i’ve got a purple finale planned, so i am going to stick the grays, black and whites, and blinding white light shots up front.

gray, black, and blinding white light.

black and white: yin and yang again

grays: . . . → Read More: ~rainbow mondays~ it’s always ourselves we find in the sea