Sunday, May 26, 2019

Sunday Stroll - Beauty of Spring




We were fortunate to have both
gray skies and blue this week,
Both sunshine and rain.


The flowers are bursting into bloom
And the earth is alive.



How beautiful is was to spend time in the garden
And on the wilder shores of nature as well,


Wherever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you joy.

Sunday, May 05, 2019

Sunday Stroll - Afternoon at the Shore


Down past the towering oaks and ancient cedars,
we approach the shore.

The song of the waves on the rocky shoreline welcomes us.





We walk slowly, 
breathing in the beauty
a nearly perfect afternoon in early May.


Wherever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you peace.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Sunday Stroll - Evening Meditation








As the sun settles into the lake,
the colors and light,
the sound of the waves,
are a prayer that doesn't need any words.



Wherever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you peace.


Sunday, April 14, 2019

Sunday Stroll - As a Storm Blows In


Despite a brisk wind,
gray skies,
and very cool temps,
this was a day for walking.


This was a day to notice
small bits of green emerging.




This was a day to listen
to the crunch of my feet on the gravel
in the alley ways in town,
while birds called
to one another
in the bare branches.


This was a day to walk beside the river,
on the way to a cafe in town.

It is Sunday
in a small northern Michigan city,
so the donut shop was closed.
The deli was closed,
and my son and I arrived at the French cafe
as they were turning the sign.
But, because this is a small town,
they unlocked the door 
with a smile,
welcomed us in,
and made us espresso drinks
that kept us warm 
on the breezy walk home.



We took a new route,
down another alley
as we meandered through
 the quiet Sunday afternoon.

#beautyeverywhere

Wherever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you good company.