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Look at it Right

“Once in a while you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right.” Thank you Jerry Garcia et al. for those lyrics, another true observation of life.

Perception is everything. I didn’t notice this flower sticking its tongue out at me, or even its eyes when I took the picture. There was so much beauty around us in the botanical gardens, I didn’t notice the details on this one at first. When I looked at the pictures closer, one by one, I immediately noticed this one making a face at me! Love it!

Funny how our perceptions of things can change from one moment to the next, depending on the circumstances. There’s always more than one way to look at the same thing. Thankfully. Take the flower… is it angry or being funny? I’ll go with the funny any day…

Nice to have a choice. Flower will, or is that free will? However you choose to perceive it, have fun!!!!! Do what feels good. And when we take the time to look at the lighter side of life, once in a while, we’ll be surprised at what we see!!!


Eclipse-nicity, Easy Does It.


Last week, one of my best friends gave me this beautiful stone bowl she had bought for me on a trip to Northern California. “I can’t wait to see what you’ll put in it,” she told me.

On Sunday, we were lucky enough to view the solar eclipse with a group of great friends at Sycamore Beach. We had Eclipse Shades from my daughter’s class, and we were sharing them with several people on the beach. The mood was amazingly friendly, with strangers talking to one another as if they were old friends and a general feeling of unity in the air.

As the eclipse was at its peak, almost resembling the “ring of fire” like the stone bowl, with one circle inside of another, I felt something brush against my leg, demanding my attention. I looked down and saw a feather had bumped into my thigh. “Wow,” I said to my friends, “this was obviously meant for me.”

My wise angelical friend, CC confirmed that. “Yes, this is your feather for ceremony. You need to find a stone bowl to put your sage in, and wave it with this feather.” Well, I didn’t need to find the stone bowl, because it was “coincidentally” just given to me a day before.

Sometimes things come easy………….. thank you Universe!


Walking Beyond

Winners – Winners Gallery – Traveler Photo Contest 2011 – National Geographic.

And in a cold afternoon, one walks towards herself. We know the journey is long and sometimes arduous, but riding on the wings of imagination, mother nature opens her doors.

Location: San Pedro Atacama, Chile

Photo and caption by Fernanda Credidio

This is so beautiful, just had to share…

Simple is True


The Chumash really had it good, a hundred years ago or so, when they made their homes in nature and lived peacefully in the mountains and along the ocean in So Cal. I love hiking here and seeing an example of natural structures, with Mt. Boney in the background. It reminds me of a time when things were much simpler… the grass is always greener, right?!