How to Be Present in Nature: Part I (Bird Watch)

Bird watching! When you’re walking in your neighborhood or in your local park, pay attention to the different sounds of the birds around you. Do you hear one bird? If so, can you locate it? Are there many birds? Are they in a tree? What type of birds are flying ahead and where do theyContinue reading “How to Be Present in Nature: Part I (Bird Watch)”

Make Time for Nature

How much time do you spend in nature? Nature heals, inspires, relaxes. Do you realize how much of our lives are spent looking at a screen? According to Forbes, we spend as much as 12 hours a day looking at a screen. We work on computers, we process advertisements, subliminal messages, trends, and “news,” throughContinue reading “Make Time for Nature”

I See the Light But…

I finally see the sun through the forest. Slivers of light make their way through the dense packing of the trees. A clearing is in the distance. But—there seems to be a magnetic force around me. That’s what it is right? That’s why can’t I step towards the clearing. … what else could be preventingContinue reading “I See the Light But…”

Own Worst Enemy

Feelings are just that, feelings. It’s also because of them, that we do the things we do. It’s because of our feelings, our desires for one another, that we hope to execute shared dreams; that we invest and feed each other’s souls. What do we do when it all seems to be in jeopardy? WhenContinue reading “Own Worst Enemy”

Daily Prompt: Disappear

A wolf in sheep’s clothing, that’s what he was. Every now and then you questioned his sincerity, claiming to be soft and tender like the sheep, yet he stepped on you with paws, encased talons ripped your heart to shreds. When aggravated or displeased, he gnarled like an angry wolf, ready to pounce; willing toContinue reading “Daily Prompt: Disappear”

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 you were born the celebration of life natural, sweet perfume that permeated the sterile, clinical, unwelcome feeling roses were always beautiful even when they were dried for her artistic endeavors they were placedContinue reading “Always There”

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…”

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”