The banded goose and other tales

Geese on ice

Geese on ice

Do you remember the banded goose?  (That link takes you to a photo.  If you want to see the original posts regarding the banded goose, they are here, here, and here.)  In case you don’t remember or you’re new here, and you don’t feel like following the links, the basic story is this:  A goose with a band around its neck visited the pond back in January, and I reported the goose to the Bird Banding Laboratory to help with their research as well as to see if I could get any information about the goose. Read the rest of this entry »


Thursday Travels: Glasgow Lakes Look-Off

Middle Ridge School, 1876.  (Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.  8 June 2012.)

Middle Ridge School, 1876. (Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. 8 June 2012.)

After breakfast at the cabin, M and I drove a short distance to reenter Cape Breton Highlands National Park for our first Cape Breton hike.  The day, as you may or may not recall from my previous Thursday Travels post, was gorgeous.

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A walk with gratitude

Early morning beverage

Early morning tea

When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the morning light, for your life and strength.  Give thanks for the food and the joy of living.  If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies in yourself.

~ Tecumseh

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Full Cup, Thirsty Spirit

Summer remembered

Summer remembered

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

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Go with all of your heart

Yesterday's sunset

Yesterday’s sunset

My Yogi Tea tag wisdom for the day is:

Wherever you go, go with all of your heart.

I would add to that:

And listen to your body.

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Happy Christmas!

Snowpeople are starting to appear

Snowpeople are starting to appear

Merry Christmas!  For those not celebrating Christmas, Merry Day!

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The purple hour

Christmas star

Christmas star

Christmas Eve was a night of song that wrapped itself about you like a shawl.  But it warmed more than your body.  It warmed your heart…filled it, too, with a melody that would last forever.

~Bess Streeter Aldrich, Song of Years

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