I walked outside yesterday, and found then NEON RED Tulips blooming! I didn't plant them, they weren't here last year, and did I mention they are red?! My whole garden is famous for being filled with Black (aka actual black, dark dark purple that looks black and dark dark red that looks black) perennials and… Continue reading Surprise- You Don’t Belong Here!
It was Sunday night, I was making the trek from Ohio to Kentucky. I was 3 hours into my trip when I noticed the weather start to shift. The wind howled across the fields on either side of the highway. Needing both hands on the steering wheel as the sky got darker and darker. The… Continue reading Density on the Horizon
The only real color in my flower bed is the green stalks and stems of my flowers. I have spent so much time and effort seeking out the blackest possible perennials and annuals (which yes, some still technically aren't black- they are a deep purple that looks black). As winter turns to spring and summer-… Continue reading Starting Fresh- A splash of green
Ahhh, Saint Patrick's Day. A day full of beer, all things green, and Irish and pride. There is a bit more to it than that though...
"This week, head to the top to take your best shot." The Holden Arboretum in Kirtland, Ohio is one of the prettiest parks to spend your spring and summer mornings. The glorious sights, sounds and smells of nature work me right into a mindful self aware state of mind. You can get lost in… Continue reading My Mindful Journey 11 Stories In The Air
Anche Questo Passerá- This Too Shall Pass. I look down at my wrist as I sit down to type this, and take a deep breath, reminding myself of that very phrase. I knew today was inevitable. I could feel it coming. I noticed my body ached more, my heart hurt more, and all I wanted… Continue reading Immersed in the Chronic Darkness
Imagine walking out your back door, your toes met by the warm Carolina sand; the sound of the ocean waves breaking on the shoreline. The warm salty air like a hug around your sunkissed skin... *insert dramatic record scratch here* That was my life for nearly a decade. Living in North Carolina on Atlantic Beach.… Continue reading The Road Taken- There’s snow place like home
I took these pictures of Lake Erie from the E 9th Street Pier as the sun was setting. The night is always my favorite, and sunset is like an alarm clock for my senses. The shadows from the clouds danced on the lake that slowly rolled with the wind were breathtaking. I was so mindful in this… Continue reading Shadows on the Lake
December 9, 2016 I got my semi-colon tattoo. I shared it with the world with a post that read" This is one of my most meaningful tattoos. Life has put me back in an insanely dark place, and it seemed appropriate that I remember I have been given not one, not two, but THREE chances to… Continue reading I am a Warrior
For this week’s challenge, share a photo of something pure — it can be a person, an object, or a moment. Sometimes, I take for granted the purity and simplicity of childhood. My little demon is the moon to my night. He is bright and full of energy. He loves without hesitation and enjoys life… Continue reading Purely Childish