Nature Vacation

Thank God for another year of life. For my birthday, I vacationed with my 3 “J’s” in Northern Michigan. At our accommodations in Maple City, a turkey family of 5 meandered through the back yard, and blue jays flitted about in pine trees. Some of our destinations/activities included: Glen Arbor, Suttons Bay, Traverse City, Northport,…

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Caught In A Snowstorm

My flight was delayed due to inclement weather at Chicago O’Hare Airport…snow and more snow! I marveled at the beauty of this winter wonderland… Lovely to observe and play in, nerve-wrecking to drive or ride in, unless you enjoy snowmobiling! I looked forward to my return trip to warmer, calmer weather. I dreamed of basking…

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Happy New Year!

Happy new Year! May you and your family experience many blessings in 2014. It’s been wonderful for me to visit family. Time is passing all too quickly when we’ll part for a season. I’m looking forward to writing and publishing more books, especially a series of nature-oriented picture books for young children, in 2014. What…

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Holiday Travel

My holiday travel plans included visits to family and friends in the Midwest for a much needed time of rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation. Leaving Florida, on lift-off, my plane made its rocky ascent through the clouds, toward the glistening blue canopy, leveling off above the puffy, fluffy carpet of white. As my plane continued its…

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Nature Holiday

Spending time with family and special friends is a joy and a blessing. Carving out some time to be together or alone surrounded by nature’s beauty is also rewarding during this time of year. Let’s remember the Creator, who made it all possible. What is your favorite nature space during this time of year?

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Giving Thanks

I haven’t posted any comments for a few weeks because I’ve been dealing with a family crisis. But through it all, I’ve found much to be thankful for. Whatever the challenges you face in the tapestry of your life, look for the threads of positive events to be thankful for. Often these are the small…

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Nature As “Medicine”

Spending time in nature across the seasons contributes to the health of your body, mind, and spirit. By the same token, the healthier you are in body, mind, and spirit, the more you’ll appreciate nature’s Creator and the beauty of nature. You’ll also be more motivated to participate in various nature-related activities like walking/hiking, bird…

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The Starry Heavens

Wonder of Wonders! I took a few moments to look up tonight at the clear starry night sky. It made me smile amidst a challenging family situation I’m facing now. Don’t forget to look up sometimes at the sky in the daytime and night. Enjoy its beauty in the light, fluffy clouds floating by on…

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Garden Trees

God is a lover of the beautiful. He has given us unmistakable evidence of this in the work of His hands. He planted for our first parents a beautiful garden in Eden. (E. G. White) My mind soars when I try to imagine what the first trees may have looked like. Enjoy the video below of a…

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