Saturday, August 21, 2010

My Daily Visitors

These beautiful young deer have become daily visitors to my backyard. These photographs were taken from the doorway of my studio. 

It is always such a thrill to see the deer in our garden, especially as we live in an area that would be considered city rather than country.  Until recently we had a large open piece of land behind our property where the deer appeared to live.  However, in the last year it has been developed and the deer have had to find new places to hang out.  We have a small forested area at the back of our yard and I suspect they spend some time there. 

According to Steven Farmer's "Animal Spirit Guides" one of the meanings of Deer showing up is that: "You're poised for an enticing adventure, one that will take you down many different paths and lead to many important insights".  He also recommends calling on Deer when "you need help finding inspiration and resources for any creative projects you're working on".

So thank you Deer for appearing to me today.  I will be calling on you for inspiration this week as I finish off the creative projects for my book.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Life is a Daring Adventure

"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing" has been a favorite quote of mine for years.  And recently one of my friends, Tamela Rich,  turned her life into a daring mid-life adventure by  riding a motorcycle (that she only learned to ride in March this year) across the United States to Oregon and back. Tamela also used this adventure as a way to raise awareness and money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Check out this interview with Tamela on our local television station this morning

I was at her kickstands down celebration when she arrived safely back in Charlotte yesterday and her suggestion to those present was to always follow your dreams no matter what, and to be of service. That pretty much sums up what I think life should be about.  When Tamela first decided she wanted to do this, she had no idea how she was going to get a motorbike or how she would pay for the trip.  Everything fell into place - as it tends to do when you are following a dream that is uniquely yours.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Blur the Lines


The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.
Arnold Toynbee

Spent the morning photographing a dragonfly.  Wonder whether I was playing or working?