~thankful thursday~ in which we sing the last verse

but now it’s time to sing the last verse of the song for this year. the part of the song where it all comes together metaphorically and the sound waves ripple through the air to touch your heart, and though it has the same melody as before, there are several strains of harmony woven in now, and when you get to the chorus, you reach down to your toes to send the last few notes up a third or a fifth or an octave. you take it higher, you take it on home. you know, that part of the song. . . . → Read More: ~thankful thursday~ in which we sing the last verse

~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. i’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. i’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

~rainbow mondays~ every little thing is gonna be ok

this will be less verbose than some, but it is time to reconnect via rainbow…

rainbow: portrait of the artist as a tidepool…

rainbow: dahlias and hydrangeas being the rainbow.

rainbow: anemone and seaweed being the rainbow, too!

rainbow: heck, even a double-trailered coca-cola truck on a highway in idaho is . . . → Read More: ~rainbow mondays~ every little thing is gonna be ok

~rainbow mondays~ cabbages and zing

a compulsive rainbow-maker strikes again!

gray: this week we’re celebrating the gift of eyesight, because rich and i spent a few hours in the e.r. in the middle of the night this weekend, due to flash burn to his eyes that he received from work on friday. his work involves a lot of . . . → Read More: ~rainbow mondays~ cabbages and zing

~rainbow mondays~ wave-ing goodbye to 2015

rainbow wave-ing goodbye to 2015. i spent an afternoon all by myself on a rock looking at the tiny far-off breath of migrating whales… so much cheaper than therapy.

red: false lily-of-the-valley berries still clinging to their stems along the short hike to my whale lookout spot. (i bet you wish you had . . . → Read More: ~rainbow mondays~ wave-ing goodbye to 2015

~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

~rainbow mondays~ whale exhalations

it’s still monday for a few more minutes…

red: yeah, that is a tiny bride and groom in the distance, it’s almost like they are part of his thought bubble. had a beautiful walk on the beach on sunday with this handsome guy. look at that beard he is growing. hot!

orange: algae . . . → Read More: ~rainbow mondays~ whale exhalations

negatively buoyant

that’s the edge of my yard, on the left, and the road we walk down to the bayfront. and a disposable diaper someone so kindly left behind at the tippy top of the hill. the two choices i have: deal with someone else’s hazardous waste or let nature deal with it. (nature has to . . . → Read More: negatively buoyant