Ribbit….Chirp…..Croak….. You can hear them calling. It’s like a choir in the night. What are they singing? Native American teachings say they are calling for the rain. Frogs embody water medicine. Water surrounds their entire existance. They begin life in the water and they must learn to swim with it. Only when they have mastered… Continue reading Totem Animal: Frog
The Great Blue Heron is common throughout North America. They can thrive in diverse climates ranging from the frozen shorelines of Alaska to subtropic swamps and even deserts. They also have a diverse diet. Though mainly feasting on fish, they have been known to seek out frogs, turtles, salamanders and even gophers. I have been… Continue reading Totem Animal: Great Blue Heron
Today marks six months since my family suffered the house fire. So much has happened in half a year it is no shock I’m caught out of breath at times. But lately I feel like I can take a breather, take a step back and get back on track to where we left off. We’ve… Continue reading Playing Catch Up
I tried out my new kayak the other weekend at Round Lake, NY. It was a beautiful area, especially following down Anthony Kill (Tenandaho Creek). There was an abundance of water lilies and dragonflies as well as other marshland critters. The air was cool and the sun was shining. We kayaked all the way around… Continue reading Photo Journal: Kayaking at Round Lake
Happy Father’s Day! I hope everyone had a great one. My family and I went kayaking at Nassau Lake on Sunday. My husband and son tried out their new kayaks. It was a hot and humid day but on the lake it was cool and breezy. We had a blast. My husband said his favorite… Continue reading Photo Journal: Father’s Day Kayaking
Did someone say party? My best friend did so we traveled to Put in Bay, Ohio for a combined bachelor/bachelorette party! A group of us met at Miller Ferry and rode the ferry to the island. It was about a twenty minute ride and the weather was beautiful! Once we arrived, we took a taxi… Continue reading Travel to: Put in Bay, Ohio
Today is the dirty thirty! It’s my birthday and I will never be in my twenties again. At least until I turn 120! Many people dread turning thirty but I feel rejuvenated! I feel like I’m beginning my next chapter. There is so much to learn and I feel refreshed. I’m getting my groove back… Continue reading June 1st!
This past weekend my family and I went to Raptor Fest at Schodack Island State Park. No, it wasn’t dinosaurs. It was all about birds of prey. I had to work that morning so we showed up at the tail end of the event. Haha….tail end….see what I did there. Anyways, the festival was hosted… Continue reading Things to do: Raptor Fest
Time keeps on tickin’, tickin’, tickin’ into the future! It sure is flying by and I can’t seem to find the time to get everything done! I started a new job doing landscaping so I’ve been spending a lot of time in the sunshine! …..I wasn’t able to draw much this week but I did… Continue reading Giraffes & Waffles?
I was able to take a trip to the art shop yesterday and picked up a little sketch book and a pen cloth to keep my zentangles supplies in. In my newest bible, The Joy of Zentangle, there is a lot of tangles to learn. The authors of the book suggest to have a key… Continue reading Tanglepedia