May 17, 2015


Sunday REblogs

I come across some amazing offerings, sitting here in my warm bed, reading in my reader. My reader is comprised of teachings and photos from all over the world, all sorts of bents and persuasions, all meant to move in one way or the other… It hardly ever occurs to me to share them, mainly because I have “issues” with that little “REBLOG” button and the seeming lack of control it might give those of us writing blogs in the first place. As the years have flown by, I’ve softened some… Believe it or not!

The fact is we blog to share something, whether it be from our own heart or someone else’s. I’m no longer sure it matters from whom this energy flows as long as it flies outward into the universe, carrying it’s soul for others to partake from. What do you think? 

Happy Sunday💙

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May 17, 2015

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Stand still. The forest knows Where you are. You must let it find you.


I suppose today is my day to share some of the treasures being offered to anyone who happens upon them…. like you. Namaste this day… (I will always have a crush on D. Whyte… what can I say?)

Originally posted on Beyond Meds:

An incredible poem by David Wagoner shared below. Please read it. Then, following the poem, there is a relatively short video with David Whyte discussing this poem in conversation with Jeffrey Mishlove. Wonderful. Enjoy.


"Grib skov" by Malene Thyssen - Own work “Grib skov” by Malene Thyssen – Own work

Stand still. The trees ahead and bushes beside you
Are not lost. Wherever you are is called Here,
And you must treat it as a powerful stranger,
Must ask permission to know it and be known.
The forest breathes. Listen. It answers,
I have made this place around you.
If you leave it, you may come back again, saying Here.
No two trees are the same to Raven.
No two branches are the same to Wren.
If what a tree or a bush does is lost on you,
You are surely lost. Stand still. The forest knows
Where you are. You must let it find you.

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May 17, 2015

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Today’s Quote


I loved this quote and it’s cheery bearer of Sunday morning….

Much like my favorite Buddhist quote from the venerable Trungpa: The bad news is we have fallen off the cliff, the good news is there is no ground. :)

Originally posted on Soul Gatherings:


When you come to the edge of all that you know,
you must believe one of two things:
either there will be ground to stand on,
or you will be given wings to fly.

~ O.R. Melling ~

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May 16, 2015


Nature’s Crayon Box

Pink Jasmine

Spring’s Pink Jasmine

rosemary and jasmine

Rosemary and jasmine

If you want to learn how to use color, study Mother Nature’s teachings.

The tree which moves some to tears of joy 

is in the Eyes of others only a Green thing that stands in the way. 

Some see Nature all ridicule and deformity, 

and by these I shall not regulate my proportions; 

and some scarce see Nature at all. 

But to the Eyes of the Man of Imagination, 

Nature is Imagination itself. 

~William Blake

deer sunset


And the happiest of birthdays to a dear old friend! With much love…

Mallard Duck with Babies

May 10, 2015


Returning to the Watering Hole

April is the cruelest month, breeding

Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing

Memory and desire, stirring

Dull roots with spring rain.
~T.S. Elliot

Mallard Ducks and Canadian Geese Arrive on the Dam

Mallard Ducks and Canadian Geese Arrive on the Dam

The mallards and geese returned awhile ago now.
In fact, because the weather has been so mild, they didn’t really go anywhere.
I never saw any flight formations heading south.
I think we ARE south now….

I’m not sure that’s a good thing.

Mallard Duck with Babies

Mama Mallard and Babes

The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you; Don’t go back to sleep.  ~Rumi

peace rose

Art, Photography and Text by L’Adelaide, ©CountryWomanPaints. All rights reserved.


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