Tag Archives: nature

Reflecting in Nature

I am taking a little pre-birthday time-out. It is easy to get overwhelmed in calls to actions, FOMO, grass-is-greener and doomsday thinking with the barrage of headlines and ensuing social media reactions. My Atlas of World History confirms that territorialism began when land ownership started in 9000 BC. As Billy Joel sings, we didn’t start […]

Brilliant Blooms

I’ve returned from my cabin getaway and will tell you more about that soon. Right now, I am basking in the springy sunshine too much to sit and write. I love this part of the season where petals unfurl in their brightest finery. Pink is trending. So pretty. My favorite scent is everywhere. I think […]

Swarm Show Opening

I had such fun creating a Swarm, and it has garnered more ideas percolating in my head. I love how the dragonflies turned out, and am also enamored with the ladybugs. At home, I fiddled with various configurations. The mobile can be added to and subtracted from. I put on a swarmy collection for the Art […]

Fall Colors

It is Fall! I love the beautiful jewel tones of the season. Summer is still holding on here and there. We had a few chilly days that got the radiators going. But now we have warmer weather to where strolls in the park are enjoyable again. Soon there will be piles to toss around. The […]

Neighborhood Nature

I am not feeling well today so there are no coherent words to write. Instead, I give you some nature photos from recent walks. You can find lots of beauty in your neighborhood. This sign at the Bristol Renaissance Faire made me chuckle (and a lavender bath is on the schedule). I love this flaming […]

Discussing being your best boss

“I believe in recharging as often as possible. Go somewhere luxurious to luxuriate.” ~ Niquenya Fulbright of Building Bridges Consulting Last week the Network of Entrepreneurial Women held a discussion on treating ourselves. As we nibbled on savory paninis and vegan chocolate pralines at Let Them Eat Chocolate, NEW co-founder Erica Thomas provided tips on […]

Tulip Love

Life is blooming here with trees awakening and birds beginning to nest. Blossoms abound in wide arrays of color. Tulips are the most dominant beauties this month. Sunshine and warmth brings so much joy. The amazing colorations of these flowers are fascinating. Even showers cannot dampen my spirit with all the color and fragrance. My […]

A Falcon’s Visit

The Evanston Public Library is the host to a pair of Peregrine Falcons each year, which means sighting them isn’t a big surprise. However, having one right outside your window and watching it devour a pigeon is quite the thrilling distraction from other chores. I had to ship an order so I reluctantly went out […]

Buffalo Rock State Park

On my last day of the Utica excursion I decided to give Buffalo State park another chance. I had visited it years before, excited about the earth sculptures, only to get hot in the harsh sun of the prairie landscape. To let a speeding truck pass me I pulled into the Illinois & Michigan Canal […]

A Mini-Hike at Starved Rock

I planned on walking the majority of the Starved Rock Trail on day two of my Utica excursion, but the majority was closed due to fallen trees and storm damage in mid-July. Even the Starved Rock Lodge had a tree fall in per one resident. Basically the entire stretch of the park trail was closed, […]