Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Don't it make you smile.......

Finally being able to get out and about and find turtles and see lots of other wildlife has been so awesome!  WTs make me smile ear to ear!  I love being in their company!  This week I've found two turtles I've found before, one 7 years ago, the other 5 years ago, isn't that amazing?  I love that I've taken pictures of Plastrons for so long.  It warms my heart that they are still out and about. Both grew significantly larger.  One was a baby when I found him 7 years ago, he fit in the palm of my hand.  The other was small last time too. Both are in incredible condition.  I found two other WTs this past week as well.  What an amazing gift it's been to follow my favorite species of turtles for the last decade.  So many people are lucky to see a couple in a lifetime.  They are the single reason I'm getting out there with trekking poles.  I need to move and they have given me the reason to do it!  

Found June 15, 2012
Found May 30, 2017

Found July 24, 2010
Found May 27, 2017

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The Journey

At the deepest level, there is infinite peace, undisturbed by the play of opposites and the clash of darkness versus light. From the soul's perspective, there is only pure Being. Today, take time to meditate on your true nature as unbounded love, compassion, reverence for life, and unity with the divine presence. See the light expanding from your heart in all directions. Let simply being here be enough.

Soak up the beauty of Nature and realize that you are an indispensable part of the journey to enlightenment that lies ahead for everyone who steps on to the path. Just as there is only one state of pure Being, there is only one peace, which blesses every person equally.

Deepak Chopra

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Happy World Turtle Day!

For as long as I can remember I've always been fascinated by turtles.  Something about their trusting nature, and kind, beautiful eyes,  just gets me every single time I see one.  I hope that sharing my love for them with others,  has helped others to do something good for them.  I have a huge network of turtle crossers now.  Every time someone tells me they have successfully helped a turtle cross the road, it warms my heart. Every deed, no matter how small, makes this earth a better place.  Kindness never ends with the deed, it spreads out into the universe.  These two beautiful babies are heading to freedom in less then two weeks.  I will miss them greatly.  I feel so blessed that I was able to spend so much time watching them.  They are hands down the smartest species of turtle and also have the most endearing personalities.  They are curious about everything they see.  It's been a total joy to have these two beings spend the last eight months with me, I want to thank you universe for knowing what I needed to endure the last 8 months of treatment, baby turtles. 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Yellowstone National Park!!!! Bucket List~Silver Gate stay!

Bobby and I had the most magical visit to Yellowstone!  The beauty with the snow on mountains was beyond amazing!  We had never been there so early in the year.  So much wildlife out and about. The buffalo were all giving birth, and we even saw the new wolf pups at the den site.  We saw all the species we set out to find.  We rented a gorgeous little cabin on the Soda Butte Creek in Silver Gate MT.  There were moose right in our backyard! I also saw a species of duck I've longed to see for a lifetime, Harlequin Ducks, 4 of them!  We had a Bison at the end of our street hanging out by the sign for the town. Best spur of the moment trip EVER!  I felt free and alive again! I need adventures, I'm not the stay at home type. I need to see wildlife, like I need to drink water. It fuels me like nothing else.  I am blessed to know what brings me the most joy. I want to go back already!  I love it there!   

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Nice Visitor

Last night I was about to shut the front light off when I noticed this gorgeous little one on the window of the door.  This is what makes my days for sure.  Seeing anything from our outside world takes me away from the reality of my life as it is right now.  I spend a lot of my time sitting alone at home now.  It's difficult to be the only one with out a life.  If I had the energy I'd be outside all day long exploring and learning, doing what I love with the rest of my life, unfortunately I have extreme fatigue right now, and very low wbcs, and rbcs.  I am also too weak to do much.  I have to be happy with car birding, and watching those that come in my yard. Oh how much of my life is now changed forever.  I miss it all more then I could have imagined.  At least I'm not sitting here wishing that there were things I wanted to do but didn't.  That would be more painful then this is.