Great Migration

“The only time you should ever look back, is to see how far you’ve come.” — Bangtan Boys “I will not be discouraged by how far I must go. Instead, I’ll be excited by the opportunity to soar.” — Author Unknown *   *   * Every fall, millions of colorful monarch butterflies leave their summer breeding … More Great Migration

Flowers and Flowers

“I must have flowers, always, and always.” — Claude Monet “Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower and draws all good things towards you.” — Maharishi Mahesh Yogi As if Annecy’s Vieille Ville, or old town, isn’t charming enough with its “Venice of France” river and canals meandering between historic buildings and a crisscross … More Flowers and Flowers

Pure Charm

“There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks. Most of the time we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough, to pay attention to the story.” — Linda Hogan Our alpine trip’s last three days brought us to the charming town of Annecy in southeastern France. Sometimes called the Venice of the Alps, … More Pure Charm

High in the Alps

“Going to the mountains is going home.” — John Muir “There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.” — G.K. Chesterton “Flowers don’t worry about how they’re going to bloom. They just open up and turn toward the light and that makes them beautiful.” — Jim Carrey “Wildflowers don’t care where … More High in the Alps

Butter and Eggs

“Without butter, without eggs, there is no reason to come to France.” — Paul Bocuse This charming Butter-and-eggs member of the Snapdragon family, found on the mountainsides of Europe (as well as much of North America), is the perfect introduction to a planned collection of upcoming blog posts. Having just returned from a painting and … More Butter and Eggs

Expectations

“Don’t settle for the low hanging fruit. The sweetest fruit is the hardest to reach.” — Geoff Reese “Refuse to allow yourself to have low expectations about what you’re capable of creating.” — Wayne Dyer *   *   * Setting the Bar ~ Tiger Lilies photo by Jan Logozzo © 2019

Simple Grandeur

“Today we must realize that nature is revealed in the simplest meadow, wood lot, marsh, stream, or tidepool, as well as in the remote grandeur of our parks and wilderness areas.” — Ansel Adams “A marsh is a whole world within a world, a different world, with a life of its own, with its own … More Simple Grandeur