Tag Archives: nature

The J’s have it

In Outlook, sometimes symbols get mis-translated as a message is sent from one user to another.  In particular, the smile emoticon [ 🙂 ] sometimes gets changed into the letter “J”.  I therefore find it fitting that over the course … Continue reading

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The eagle did more than land

I am in the process of synthesizing my thoughts and reflections from the retreat I attended last weekend; you can look for a post about some of those details in the next few days.  In the meantime, I do have … Continue reading

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Retreat photos

Howdy everyone!  I’m back from my most recent retreat, and will write a post later this week (when I have more time) debriefing some of my experience.  In the meantime, below are a few pictures of the retreat center that … Continue reading

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Naturally happy

Today I received a note from one of my friends that said, “This natural smile made of leaves made me think of you! :)” These types of events happen to me every now and again (i.e., someone experiences an unexpected … Continue reading

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Fall colors

It’s difficult to over-state just how incredibly gorgeous the weather has been here the past few weeks.  I’m talking big-ball-of-sunshine, shorts-and-t-shirt-temps (literally), crayon-blue-skies gorgeous. Over the past few days the weather has turned a bit (temps have dropped a little, … Continue reading

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Hoarding

For the past week or so my fellow citizens and I have been experiencing an Indian summer: temperatures in the high 70s (F), deep blue skies and fluffy white clouds, amazing leaf colors… it’s been absolutely divine. Yet while some … Continue reading

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Natural Sightings

On my walk this afternoon, I had three different encounters with nature that resulted in my mouth grinning and my heart lifting: 1)  I instinctively read everything that my eyes see.  Stop signs, cereal boxes, text on the sides of … Continue reading

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WFH

Today I worked from home.  I don’t do this very often (once every 3-4 months or so), but occasionally spending a day in my home office instead of my city office is a nice way to shake up routines, give … Continue reading

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Making the best of it

A little over a month ago I wrote about how the city favorably responded to an unfortunate situation; namely, the removal of a certain kind of tree in all public spaces (due to an insect infestation). The beetle the city … Continue reading

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Nature in the city

7:32 am.  I was the first person to arrive at the yoga studio for the 8 am Vinyasa class.  As I pulled in to the empty parking lot, a baby deer sprang out from behind a nearby shrub, bounded in … Continue reading

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