Alluring Verdant Lines and Swirls


Warm sunlight and a cool breeze were an irresistibly intoxicating cocktail that led me to work in my outdoor office today. When the markets closed, I looked up to see sunlight filtering through large leaves only eight feet from me. I smiled as I experience how the lighter and darker greens seem to dance gracefully in harmony.

With Love,


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Nature’s Pearls


Dew drops cradled in new growth of one of the redwood trees in our small redwood grove.

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Our son Ben, his son Thomas, and I all enjoyed experiencing a San Jose Barracuda playoff game yesterday. We had great seats as you can see by how close we were to the players. San Jose hockey fans are fortunate to have both an NHL franchise (Sharks) and their feeder (AHL?) team franchise (Barracuda) in our city.

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Sunday Morning

I love the images from the photo and the text and how they come together to inspire many pleasant memories.
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Live & Learn


There are mornings when the dog is smushed between us.

The sun breaks through the blinds with rays that warm our blanket tangled bodies.

Silent breathy snores, and the low mumble of a fan.

Picture perfect in my eyes.

Simplistic in others.

Too me?

This is the life.

~ Wandering Girl, “No one can take this from me

Photo: via Newton

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Today’s Quote

It was only as an adult that I was introduced to the work of Shel Silverstein, but better late than never. I especially love this quote.
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Soul Gatherings

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Listen to the mustn’ts, child.
Listen to the don’ts.
Listen to the shouldn’ts,
the impossibles, the won’ts.
Listen to the never haves,
then listen close to me…
Anything can happen, child.
Anything can be.

~ Shel Silverstein ~

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When Life Gives You…


…they are bright and beautiful blessings. This is another scene from my outdoor office. The lemons remind me that setbacks can be tart and bitter, but when combined with self-reflection and gratitude can become an exquisite nectar of growth, wisdom, and experience.

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Here’s another friend in my outdoor office He reminds me to relax, enjoy life, lighten up, and not take anything including (and perhaps especially) myself, so seriously. I’m doggone glad to have him around.

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