Spring cleaningPosted: February 26, 2013 Filed under: 365 Meditation Challenge, beginnings, Earth, Fire, goals, health, home, Letting Go, Mindfulness, music, nature, Photography, Quotes, renovations, Spirit, Walking, wandering | Tags: Cleanliness, Cleveland Botanical Garden, Clutter, flowers, full moon, Home, MaidinSun Photography, moonrise, music, nature, Outdoors, Photography, quotes, Red-tailed Hawk, spring cleaning, sunrise, Wendell Berry, winter 40 Comments
Don’t own so much clutter that you will be relieved to see your house catch fire.
~ Wendell Berry, Farming: a hand book
Somewhere, sometime, I read something that suggested one’s outer environment is a reflection of one’s inner state of being. If there is any truth to that, my inner state of being must have been chaotic, cluttered, disorganized, and in need of a good dusting or scrubbing. My inner being was holding on to “fat clothes,” too. Expansion of the inner being is no problem, but my outer being needs to let go of such things. There is no going back.
Sunday signage, wind, and flurriesPosted: January 20, 2013 Filed under: 365 Meditation Challenge, Air, Daily Walk, Earth, exercise, Fire, goals, health, home, Mindfulness, nature, Photography, pond, Quotes, snow, Spirit, Sunday signage, Walking, wandering, water, winter | Tags: Amy Dixon, Cathe Friedrich, clouds, exercise, Fitness, George R. R. Martin, Health, J. R. R. Tolkien, MaidinSun Photography, nature, Outdoors, Photography, pond, quotes, snow, sunset, trees, Vitamix, water, weather, Wind, winter 31 Comments
Maybe it’s just me, but… doesn’t this make you wonder what kind of youth they were hunting?
What’s for dinner?Posted: January 12, 2013 Filed under: 365 Meditation Challenge, Adventures in Cooking, Earth, Fire, food, goals, health, Healthful Living Plan, home, Karma's Photo Hunt, Photography, Quotes, Spirit, water, winter | Tags: Caldo Verde, Cook, Dinner, food, Kent, MaidinSun Photography, Orson Welles, Oscar Wilde, Photography, Post Punk Kitchen, quotes 41 Comments
You can’t possibly ask me to go without having some dinner. It’s absurd. I never go without my dinner. No one ever does, except vegetarians and people like that.
~ Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest
Oscar Wilde wasn’t quite right. Vegetarians (and people like that) don’t go without their dinners either (most of the time), but I imagine some people don’t consider a vegetarian meal a true meal in and of itself (and would probably walk away from the table hungry because they don’t consider it a true meal). The other thing he didn’t mention is that some vegetarians forget all about photographing their meals and find themselves nearly finished eating before they do remember. Ooops. Too late.
This, that, and the other thingPosted: January 11, 2013 Filed under: 365 Meditation Challenge, Air, Bicycle Adventures, Critters, Daily Walk, Earth, exercise, goals, health, home, Love, Meditation, Mindfulness, nature, Photography, pond, snow, Spirit, Walking, wandering, water, weather, winter | Tags: Bill Watterson, birds, bowling, Henry David Thoreau, ice, MaidinSun Photography, meditation, Mother Teresa, nature, Outdoors, Photography, pond, quotes, rain, reflections, Ricki Lake, snow, trees, water, weather, winter 41 Comments
Did you ever wonder if the person in the puddle is real, and you’re just a reflection of him?
~ Bill Watterson
How’s it going?Posted: January 9, 2013 Filed under: 365 Meditation Challenge, beginnings, Daily Walk, Earth, Fire, goals, health, home, Mindfulness, nature, Photography, pond, snow, Spirit, Walking, water, weather, winter, yoga | Tags: Aristotle, January, MaidinSun Photography, Mark Twain, nature, Outdoors, Photography, pond, quotes, Shakti Gawain, snow, sunrise, sunset, trees, Waking up early, water, weather, winter 47 Comments
It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom.
Full Cup, Thirsty SpiritPosted: January 8, 2013 Filed under: 365 Meditation Challenge, books, Digital Art, Earth, goals, health, home, Mindfulness, nature, Photography, Quotes, reviews, Spirit, winter | Tags: Book review, books, Karen Horneffer-Ginter, MaidinSun Photography, nature, Outdoors, Photography, quotes, TLC Book Tours, water, wildflowers, winter 34 Comments
I’ve come to see that any journey we take around living consciously, growing personally, or serving others is inevitably influenced by our dance of forgetting and remembering — and then forgetting and remembering again. Maybe it’s not that we ever fully forget, but our awareness of our intentions ebbs and flows as the demands of life tug us in different directions.
These rhythms of showing up fully and getting knocked off-balance are not that different from the movements of ocean waves as they rush onto shore and withdraw into the sea. They’re an inherent part of life, and any conversation about finding balance or nourishing ourselves needs to take this ebb and flow into account.
~ Karen Horneffer-Ginter, Ph.D., Full Cup, Thirsty Spirit
A Friday edition of Thursday Travels: The Ceilidh TrailPosted: December 28, 2012 Filed under: 365 Meditation Challenge, Adventures in Life, beginnings, Daily Walk, Earth, exercise, health, hiking, holidaze, home, nature, Photography, snow, Spirit, Spring, Thursday Travels, travel, Walking, water, weather, winter | Tags: Cabot Trail, Canada, Cape Breton, Cape Breton Island, Ceilidh Trail, clouds, cross-country skiing, fog, Hiking, MaidinSun Photography, nature, Nova Scotia, Outdoors, Photography, snow, spring, Strait of Canso, Sunrise Trail, travel, trees, water, weather, winter 18 Comments
It’s been a while since I’ve done a Thursday Travels post. I know. It’s Friday, not Thursday. But I’m off skiing this afternoon and won’t have time to post the photos from that little adventure so you’re stuck with a scheduled post and some travel photos from Nova Scotia today. In my last Thursday Travels post (Ferries and boats and lighthouses, oh my), M and I had just landed in Nova Scotia. We left Caribou, Nova Scotia, and went east on the Sunrise Trail, making our way towards Cape Breton.