Made for Summer

I closed my eyes for a minute at the beach yesterday. The wind from earlier in the day had died; my kids were in the trailer; it was just me and the Bay of Chaleur. So I sat down in my fold-up chair, stretched out my legs into the sun, and closed my eyes. TheContinue reading “Made for Summer”

Slowing Down

It’s easy to appreciate all the pretty stuff…  Gardens, sunsets, or ocean views.  More of a challenge, though, is to notice the way the sun catches the light in my daughter’s hair or the sheets snapping on the clothesline on a windy day.  It requires slowing down and paying attention not just to what is happeningContinue reading “Slowing Down”

Minute Moments

If I’ve learned one thing in my 38 years on this incredible planet, it’s that I need to appreciate life’s little details.  It’s what grounds me and what calms me.  It’s what calls to me when I write.  It’s also the basis of my photography (I run and Etsy shop called Sand and Petals).  Whether it’sContinue reading “Minute Moments”