Quarantine Day 8

I am trying my very best to hold on to some mental peace-- and that always happens for me in nature. So I'm currently remembering hiking in West Virginia and swimming in this gorgeous creek (Glade Creek). The water was cold, but so so refreshing after hiking. Can you spot the two dark fishing spiders [...]

Seascape Saturday

  Sometimes the sea is crystal clear And it's easy to be aware of the beauty around you. When it's murky And all the sand is kicked up from the turmoil that storms bring It can be harder to trust that beauty, peace, and presence Are still possible. But remember, the sea cleanses itself And [...]

Happy New Year

This is me in my happy place--- at sea. There are so so many photos of the sea that I have from over the years that bring me peace just looking at them. I need to be more intentional about having the sea available to me in various ways as well as committing to going [...]

Milford Sound, New Zealand

Before embarking on a month long journey to Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji in the summer for 2016 (June-July) via the Collette tour company, I expected to be captivated by the Great Barrier Reef, which I was. However, I naively did not expect that I would absolutely fall in love with the south island of [...]