Journey to San Juan Islands, Day 5: Renewed, Refreshed, Resurrected

We woke up Terry's official 60th birthday, to no alarms, no have to's and nothing more than simply being alive. I knew the surge of the weekend and Last Year's LIfe Storms would push in, and we would need a morning (and day) free from all expectations.   Letting a day unfold in surprise. is … Continue reading Journey to San Juan Islands, Day 5: Renewed, Refreshed, Resurrected

Journey to San Juan Islands, Day 4 (part 2): A Taste of Heaven

And just like that - after 4 1/2 days of amazingness packed full into our hearts -  we were on our way to Orcas Island (without the bait and switch this time!) We then made our way north to the top of Orcas' "horseshoe.' Immediately we were taken by the farmland. LOVE the diversity. And … Continue reading Journey to San Juan Islands, Day 4 (part 2): A Taste of Heaven

Journey to San Juan Islands: Day 4 (Part 1) – Goodbye “Friday” Island

Monday morning, Time to say goodbye to Stuart island and our kayaking adventure...   This was our morning view...hard to believe this is the ocean and not a lake. And check out Tip Top Peak! (looking all fresh and golden... such a tease!) Our "ticket" for breakfast was tearing down and packing up our stuff … Continue reading Journey to San Juan Islands: Day 4 (Part 1) – Goodbye “Friday” Island

Journey to San Juan Islands Day 3 (Part 2) Overflowing

We came back from our hike to carrots, grapes and a sandwich of fresh local veggies, spicy hummus, and black forest ham. (Took this pic sitting in a made-for-me madrone tree.)   Then, refueled, we were ready for a paddle and swim, We were headed for a "quick jaunt" (about a 3 mile ? roundtrip) … Continue reading Journey to San Juan Islands Day 3 (Part 2) Overflowing

Journey to San Juan Islands: Day 3- (Part 1: Morning) “We be on Island time now!”

It was slated that today would be an exploring island day - "chilling out" from the long paddle. (Tomorrow would be another long paddle)... but we wanted to do at least a LITTLE ride! So, agenda set: Coffee, pancakes with strawberries... bacon? (can't remember now) Personal time while Andy did dishes (gotta LOVE this making … Continue reading Journey to San Juan Islands: Day 3- (Part 1: Morning) “We be on Island time now!”

… though I can’t imagine where

  Early morning shadows sprinkle the lawn revealing splashes of Light and baby fresh, spring-popping green. The robin hops through the landscape - stopping to listen - head cocked at the slightest rumble of a worm inching its way near. The flower turns its head to welcome morning's light. And just beyond, a doe and her … Continue reading … though I can’t imagine where

A Dream Come True

  I look out from my morning fortress, snuggled in my blanket, cradling coffee and sipping life.  I wish for deep thoughts, but they allude me here. Sometimes it’s everything just to watch and listen. As I wait, Sun's first rays shine bright their spotlight on dreams come true right at my feet and though … Continue reading A Dream Come True

Calling All Ye Jolly Oxen!

Sometimes out of nowhere Life bubbles up so full and overflowing that it spills over into one deliciously messy puddle of delightful mud. An amazing mix of Deep and True and all of earth’s richness swirled together into a perfect pool where words splash brown - washed clean - unleashed in hard earned Joy that … Continue reading Calling All Ye Jolly Oxen!

Morning’s Revelry

It’s icy blue outside - that shade of blue that paints itself cold between night and a dawning day. And in the distance the roosters have begun their morning song. Heralds of a new day, they crow in frantic urgency, “It’s coming! It’s coming! Wake up! Be ready!” Every morning they cry. A wandering frog … Continue reading Morning’s Revelry