Revitalize

Sun rising, sun’s blessing.Golden rays bathe my face.The possibilities of a new day,an awakening. A peaceful calm only nature can offer,Oh, the soothing sounds of wavesrolling onto shore. A new liberation floods the landsas the sun warms all in its wake.Arousing a joy so pure, so stimulating,one that comes from within.

Phenomenal Beauty

A rainbow, so seemingly simple, yet complex A beautiful display of science above us, a natural work of art Sun rays, water droplets, light refraction, reflection Standing proudly, stretching yonder for all to see Radiant, amazing in its own right In ideal conditions, a double rainbow is visible A spectacular sight becomes magnified; The rainbowsContinue reading “Phenomenal Beauty”

Nostalgia

Summer reminds me of my youth; chasing fireflies, being fearless, picking up insects, turning over rocks, playing in the dirt Blissfully ignorant. Ocean water dances on my body, heat radiates off the concrete,spending all day between jungle gyms and sprinklers. Time flies and I’m awash with nostalgia. I’ve lived a life already, childhood seems soContinue reading “Nostalgia”

Always There

She received them when she graduated,a celebration.The Valentine’s days of the past;sometimes, “just because.” Placed on her bedside when she was born,the celebration of life.Natural, sweet perfume permeated the sterile, unwelcoming feeling of the hospital. Roses were always beautiful,even when they were dried and hung upside down. They were placed on the wreathto celebrate herContinue reading “Always There”

Wholeness

Embrace the dark with the light,the yin and yang, the language of the universe. Ever connected,masculine and feminine.These two forces will always be one. To appreciate the good in life,we must address the shadows.The undercurrents of our souls that don’t always look so pretty. Accept that the undesirable always lurks beneath the surface. As aboveContinue reading “Wholeness”

Slow Down, It’s Snowing…

The photos in this post are not taken from today, but I’m reminded of this moment in time due to today’s first snow shower in Brooklyn. It’s been quite warm as of late, and aside from our blast of cool air this weekend – tomorrow will be a high of 54 and rainy; I’m not lookingContinue reading “Slow Down, It’s Snowing…”

Daily Prompt: Flames – A New York City Sunset

via Daily Prompt: Flames Flames…  take me back to A New York City sunset on a summer day, emitting stunning shades of orange, yellow, and gray. Often, our cityscape sunsets combine shades of red, pink, purple, and blue – a delightful saccharine swirl of colors similar to a cooling sherbet on a hot day. InContinue reading “Daily Prompt: Flames – A New York City Sunset”

Cemetery Serenity: Greenwood and Sleepy Hollow

(all photos taken by me) As I’ve gotten older, I’ve developed an appreciation for cemeteries. Walking through a cemetery makes me feel calm and pensive, and somehow a bit safe. It’s a sacred space and almost surreal in the sense that you’re reminded of how fleeting life is. There’s something about being in a cemetery thatContinue reading “Cemetery Serenity: Greenwood and Sleepy Hollow”

Sunday Snapshot: Fresh Apples

September is apple picking season in New York! The image above shows apples for sale in crates at the Queens County Farm when I went pumpkin picking a while back. You can’t pick apples at the farm, but in October, they have plenty of fresh apples from the Hudson Valley for sale. Below, I’ve listed some places youContinue reading “Sunday Snapshot: Fresh Apples”

Baltimore: Where to Eat, Stay, and Visit

Good Eats in Baltimore Miss Shirley’s Cafe and the Local Oyster: Miss Shirley’s Cafe – OK, so, I tried to get brunch here on a weekend morning and it didn’t happen. Miss Shirley’s is definitely the go-to brunch spot at the Baltimore Inner Harbor. After heading to the restaurant on a Sunday or Saturday morning,Continue reading “Baltimore: Where to Eat, Stay, and Visit”

Spring, Summer, A Sunflower, and a Farm

                  (image shot by me at Queens County Farm in Queens, NYC) Spring was officially yesterday and it snowed in Brooklyn. I took this photo at the Queens County Farm this past October, but sunflowers are always so enjoyable. They remind me of spring, summer, and fall. IContinue reading “Spring, Summer, A Sunflower, and a Farm”

Spring Forward! A Sunday Snapshot

Views from Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Spring is almost here and it is getting quite enjoyable to be outside. As much as I love to get away from NYC, I absolutely love the sunsets here. There’s something about the sun shining off the buildings, the shadows that are cast, and the cascading of light down the avenues.Continue reading “Spring Forward! A Sunday Snapshot”