One of our dearest friends came to visit this week which gave us the opportunity to see through the lens of a visitor of this beautiful state again.... Belly ache laughter, delicious food, misty waterfalls, walk along a sweet deserted creek, building a driftwood fort, windblown coast, smoky beach campfires, silky sands, breathtaking vistas, a pub enclosed in canopy of trees, stiff whiskey, Irish dancing, vintage shopping... ahhhh, love Oregon & grateful for the precious time spent talking story with our good friend, THE best gift in life. Bringing this week-end to a close with a stack of pancakes dripping with Kaua'i lilikoi butter, courtesy of another sweet friend that came & went, leaving cherished memories & good eats. Excited about getting back to creating this week with a heart filled with love & friendship. Happy Sunday!
yes, we live in a world where this exists... titanium blue berries encased in the brightest fuschia calyxes that smells like peanut butter! amazed by the miracle & utter beauty of this life...
“A path is only a path, and there is no affront, to oneself or to others, in dropping it if that is what your heart tells you . . . Look at every path closely and deliberately. Try it as many times as you think necessary. Then ask yourself alone, one question . . . Does this path have a heart? If it does, the path is good; if it doesn't it is of no use.”― Carlos Castaneda
I've asked myself this question for what seems an eternity, 'What is my path?' My walks on the beach, through a park or climbing a mountain gives me good footing for my mind and sometimes the path reveals itself to you, a path with heart, the only kind to take...Aloha Friday!
My hubby & I spent the weekend communing with nature, our happy place! I'm constantly in awe of Oregon, just flat out, jaws dropped to the floor by the seemingly endless abundance of nature all around. We hiked along the beautiful Clackamas River on National Trails Day with not another human in sight and the next day went to check out Silver Falls State Park. We saw 6 healthy waterfalls in a day's hike ranging from 30 to 178 ft. all with amazing velocity causing a sweet 'waterfall breeze' to cool us on our path. So very very fortunate to be living amongst the great wisdom of nature. Here are some moments captured along the way... Happy Monday!
I've never found better inspiration than nature for anything beautiful in life. Two recent sightings as case in point... Wishing you a beautiful weekend!
The latest by Rizom Designs, the Sail Away Tote ~ made for travels along the coast and beyond...
One of my latest pieces made in honor of the beautiful verdant green headlands that sit majestically over the great blue horizon all along the edge of the world.
You Reading This: Stop ~ William Stafford
Don't just stay tangled up in your life. Out there in some river or cave where you could have been, some absolute, lonely dawn may arrive and begin the story that means what everything is about.
So don't just look, either: let your whole self drift like a breath and learn its way down through the trees. Let that fine waterfall-smoke filter its gone, magnified presence all through the forest. Stand here till all that you were can wander away and come back slowly, carrying a strange new flavor into your life. Feel it? That's what we mean. So don't just read this—rub your thought over it.
Now you can go on.