Weekend Wanderings

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Weekend Wanderings is a weekly series of curated links from around the web to inspire, entertain, delight.
Grab your favorite latte or herbal tea and enjoy…

xo

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Weekend Wanderings:

In honor of Valentine’s Day, 10 inspiring quotes about love and marriage.

I’m all for self-love, but I’m glad I don’t take selfies. 

Read this before ordering Starbucks’ new Coconut Milk.

If you’re stuck in career limbo, read this to feel better.

You might like The Real Girl’s Kitchen favorite green juice.

By |February 14th, 2015|Blog, Weekend Wanderings|0 Comments

Synergy

It’s so easy to overlook the beauty and symbolism of nature. This bee hive, for example, is a work of art lying in a pile of woodland debris. The cells are all hexagons, which are six sides. Six is symbolic of love, communication, balance and union. The bees raise their families in the hives and work collaboratively as a community for a common good.

Just yesterday I was reading the Patanjali’s 15th Yoga Sutra, which focuses on non-attachment. What does this really mean in practical terms, in how we live our lives? And what does it have to do with bees?

There is joy in being together, that’s all. That is the life of detachment. There is no expectation. We just come together. We are all as one family. 

Bees live like that, in perfect synergy, creating a community that is greater than the sum of its parts. We can live like that, too, if we look for ways to give of ourselves, to share our gifts.

The more you serve, the more happiness you enjoy. 

By |February 11th, 2015|Abstracts, Blog, Digital Photographic Fine Art|0 Comments

We Are Here to Give

Today, I’m contemplating vairagya, or non-attachment, with this passage from Patanjali:

Sacrifice is the law of life. Why does a candle burn? To give light. Why does a tree grow? To give fruit and flowers. Is there anything, sentient or insentient, in this world that lives for its own sake? No. When the entire nature sacrifices, why should we human beings alone lead selfish lives? We are here to give and give and give.

How are you giving of yourself today? Share what lights you up with others. We are here to give.

By |February 10th, 2015|Blog, Woodlands|0 Comments

Grace in Simplicity

It is barren and cold here now. Everything is brown. I took this photo in November; those curling leaves are no more. Yet here they are, reminding me of spring and sunshine.  Reminding me that there is such grace in simplicity when we step out of time, into the eternal now.

By |February 9th, 2015|Abstracts, Flowers, Woodlands|0 Comments

Weekend Wanderings

I love the slow pace of weekends, easing into the day, savoring my coffee. In “the old days” (did I just say that? I sound like my mother) I used to look forward to the arrival of the Sunday paper. I could sit for hours looking through the magazine-style advertisements, the Style and Real Estate sections.

It was a Sunday ritual of lounging and dreaming, like an Artist’s Date without leaving the house. Weekend Wanderings is a new weekly series designed to recreate that feeling with curated links from around the web to things that will inspire, entertain, delight.

Grab your favorite latte or herbal tea and enjoy…

xo

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Weekend Wanderings:

Do you have a fixed mindset or a growth mindset?  My whole school system is reading this book about it.

Write your way to happiness.  I know it works!

Who knew? Coffee before your workout is actually a good thing!

Speaking of workouts, I’m loving this and this for yoga/pilates workouts. I’m even listening to it while I create this post.

I just discovered this website for vegan recipes with a tea shop!

This powerful essay on loving your body and aging is worth reading.

More inspiration on loving aging…

 

 

By |February 8th, 2015|Blog, Weekend Wanderings|0 Comments

The Magus

The Magus

This was a life-changing piece of literature for me. Seriously life changing.

I had a brilliant professor who taught The Magus with Great Expectations  in a Comparative Literature class.  It was not merely brilliant; it was divinely inspired.

By |February 6th, 2015|Abstracts, Blog|0 Comments

Shakti

Shakti represents the dynamic forces that are thought to move through the entire universe, and the personification of the divine feminine creative power.  Originally, this image was an autumn tree with orange and red leaves.

By |February 5th, 2015|Abstracts, Blog, Digital Photographic Fine Art|0 Comments

Free February Desktop Wallpaper 2015

Reverence for Life is the image for the free February Desktop Wallpaper 2015.

I’ve included two sizes: one regular and one wide-screen.  The link will expire in March. You can download the image, right-click the saved image, and choose “Set as Desktop Background.”

February Desktop Wallpaper 1280

February Desktop Wallpaper 1920

By |February 4th, 2015|Blog, Calendars, Digital Photographic Fine Art, Woodlands|0 Comments

Look for the Light

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Look for the Light. I love the way the blooms stretch their stems toward the sun, hopeful even in winter’s cold embrace, that where there is light there is love.

 

By |February 3rd, 2015|Blog, Landscapes, Woodlands|0 Comments

Reverence for Life

Reverence for Life

Life should attain depth. And reverence for life should be the only religion. Then man can be healed. -Osho

 

By |January 28th, 2015|Digital Photographic Fine Art, Landscapes, Woodlands|0 Comments

Majestic Beauty from Greenhill Vineyards

Majestic Beauty is another spectacular landscape image from Greenhill Vineyards in Middleburg, Virginia in October.

By |December 15th, 2014|Blog, Landscapes|0 Comments

Greenhill Vineyards Sky

This landscape with green lawns, autumn foliage, and rolling clouds captures the highlights of Middleburg, Virginia in October at Greenhill Vineyards.
Purchase this print HERE.

By |December 9th, 2014|Landscapes|0 Comments