Shadow art

Sometimes you are just sitting and your mind is racing with all the things you have to get done and then magic happens. I turned my gaze to the right and noticed the magnificent shadows cast from the waning light. The shadows brought instant peace and the reminder to calm myself for when you restContinue reading “Shadow art”

Time to Transform!

We watched three caterpillars transform over a few weeks into butterflies. This transformation is remarkable! If a caterpillar can have such spectacular change then just a small change like reading 10 minutes in the morning can surely be achievable. Here is to you and whatever transformation you commit to! πŸ™‚πŸŽ‰πŸ¦‹

Art is everywhere!

I went to The Chicago Botanic Garden on Sunday and the beauty of Mother Nature was everywhere. Art enriches life whether it be man-made or works of art created by Mother Nature. Here’s to you seeing great art today! 🎨 πŸŒ·πŸ™‚

Trees, glorious trees!

Ah, to walk down the sidewalk and look up and see green leaves blowing in the breeze is a gift from above. Trees provide an endless amount of joy to me. May you discover a wonderful tree whichever spot on the globe you live. πŸ™‚

Entering the Land of Oz…

When I see such vivid colors and lushness I think I have stumbled into the fantasy land of Oz! Reality is filled to the brim with dazzling beauty and technicolor scenes. A dream world and the real world overlap more than we know. Here’s to both worlds intertwining in your life!

Unexpected Surprises

Wow! I did not think a cactus could be so beautiful. This reminds me to leave room for the unexpected. Not to be so sure of something that there isn’t space for growth. Life is happening in you and all around you. You just never know when or where the next surprise will be. PeaceContinue reading “Unexpected Surprises”

The Sky Frees The Mind

When I need inspiration or a calming force I look up at the blue sky and presto! Mother Nature has worked her magic and I immediately feel calmer. I also look to the sky as a source for inspiration. It makes me want to soar, strive for better, or it stirs in me a creativeContinue reading “The Sky Frees The Mind”

A delightful garden shop

I made an outing to Blumen Gardens in Sycamore, Illinois and was beyond dazzled. The garden shop is in an old manufacturing shop. The selection of plants, greens, pots and gifts was outstanding. A beautiful combination of history, nature, offerings and design.

A stained glass wall glows at night.

I was driving around Elgin, Illinois the other night and was struck by the beauty of a stained glass wall on the side of the Salvation Army community building. What a wonderful gift the architect of this building gave to the community with this wall of color.