Butterflies

Butterflies are just downright impressive. From their delicate strength to the long journeys they take yearly. I knew Monarch butterflies traveled very long distances across the United States on their way to Mexico then they come back in the spring. But did you know that no butterfly actually completes the journey on their own? The migrations take place over a number of generations. I think that’s pretty amazing.

Butterfly and rebar.
I love the light on this image and the way the delicacy of the butterfly is juxtaposed against the vibrancy of the flower and. the hardness of the rebar.

**For the month of November each year, I try to focus on something I’m thankful for each day. It is the month that holds Thanksgiving where I live, after all. Focusing on the positive and remembering the little things that make life great are things I should do more often. Last year I found that writing every day during the holiday time got a bit stressful. So this year I’m writing throughout the year and scheduling the posts to go out in November.

Back to the Bergs

April 11, 2019

I thought I missed them – my winter icebergs that I love. You can see them in full size on my post from a couple of years ago. And I was really sad. Then realized I had no right to feel sad. My reason for not getting to the beach to see the icebergs was because I was too busy playing on the slopes in the east. But nature had a gift for me. The last day on the slopes was April 7, and on the 11th I headed to the beach and got this visual treat:

Winter melt-off at Southwick
Winter melt-off at Southwick
Icebergs at Southwick
Icebergs at Southwick

And it wasn’t a moment too soon — the party was breaking up.

April 12

Icebergs at Southwick Breaking Up
Icebergs at Southwick Breaking Up
Breaking Bergs in Black and White
Breaking Bergs in Black and White

April 16

And then they were gone.

No more winter icebergs at Southwick Beach
No More Icebergs

Finale

I had two super treats to wrap the day on the trip where we encountered the end of the bergs for the year.

  1. Look how nature took the love I feel for my man and celebrated it with a heart over his head at one of my favorite spots:
Heart over Chris' head
Heart in the sky

You can see it a bit better in this pic, but Chris looks a bit goofy. Can’t have it all, I guess 😉

Heart in the Sky
Heart in the Sky

and my other treat –

2. One of my favorite things in life is taking a walk when the birds are tucking in for the night. I love the sounds of nature at dusk. Just take a listen and relax with me.

Highlighted Blog #30 – Art and Soul Space

As I wrap up November’s highlighted blogs, it’s been interesting to see what holds appeal for me. I learned a bit about myself and encourage you to read over of lists of sites you follow. It was a treat reading the list, seeing how many people I connect with. People who take the time to write and share and make life a better place for others.

It seems like Art and Soul Space – connecting with the heart of creativity is a great closure for the month. The blog is a nice balance of great imagery, poetry, art and introspect. Hope you like it as much as I do.



The Opposite of Anxiety I’m breaking my own rules. Best kind to break. Instead of waiting an entire whole year to share another ‘Late Middle-Aged to Early-Old Crazy Art Lady’ adventure, here’s a tale for you a mere two weeks since the last episode. It’s because I can’t resist shouting from the rooftops about Uluru and […]

via Between a Rock and a Soft Place — Art and Soul Space

Highlighted Blog #29 – Mr. Adam’s Travels

When I can’t hit the road in real life, you’ll always find me arm-chair traveling, and Mr. Adam’s Travels is one of my favorite sites to follow. I think this is because he highlights interesting places, has great images, but also provides practical tips and thought-provoking insights such as in his travel summary post in which he states:

We’re here, worrying about our internet speeds… What colour to paint the house… Whether our online shopping will be delivered on time.
Who really cares?
There is a whole world out there of people struggling to survive.

https://www.mradamstravels.com/return-long-term-travel/

Sculpture by the Sea is an art & culture event in Sydney, Australia. It takes place for 3 weeks each year in October/November. Here is all you need to know! 15 more words

via Sculpture by the Sea – Sydney, Australia — Mr Adam’s Travels

Highlighted Blog #29 – Mr. Adam's Travels

When I can’t hit the road in real life, you’ll always find me arm-chair traveling, and Mr. Adam’s Travels is one of my favorite sites to follow. I think this is because he highlights interesting places, has great images, but also provides practical tips and thought-provoking insights such as in his travel summary post in which he states:

We’re here, worrying about our internet speeds… What colour to paint the house… Whether our online shopping will be delivered on time.
Who really cares?
There is a whole world out there of people struggling to survive.

https://www.mradamstravels.com/return-long-term-travel/

Sculpture by the Sea is an art & culture event in Sydney, Australia. It takes place for 3 weeks each year in October/November. Here is all you need to know! 15 more words

via Sculpture by the Sea – Sydney, Australia — Mr Adam’s Travels