"Mother Nature has the power to please,
to comfort, to calm,
and to nurture one's soul."
~ Anthony Douglas Williams
On Sunday afternoon,
my Mother's Day Gang and I headed out
to the Shale Bluffs on a nearby beach
for a long walk and some beach combing.
We found the elegant leaves of wild columbine pushing up through the shale.
Nearby, tiny rockcress flowers hovered above the sand in soft white clouds.
The creek emptied into Lake Michigan quietly,
as the sun warmed our happy faces.
Wherever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you happiness.
If you have a minute, please go look at the beautiful kites on