Posts Tagged ‘nature’

The Hawai’ian Islands and the ocean around them are truly magical and healing.  I love the fragrant balmy air and the general feeling of relaxation, but it’s the water calls to me.  There are physical reasons why swimming in the water is good for your body. The high salt content makes you very buoyant, so it is easy to float.  My favorite thing is to swim out to just before the waves break and let the swell lift me up to the crest and then down into the trough.  It is the best low-impact full body exercise combined with a massage and chiropractic-like adjustments AND it is really fun!  (I do adore going “into the wave”.)

I created a guided meditation to share this with you.  Aloha!


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Frosty Tree

Laura Walthers sent me this photo she took in her yard. She also has great photos of nature and fairies on her website. Check it out!


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December 21, 2012 has finally come and gone and we are still here! As I expected… Read more here.

I did have a very cool experience today.

Though it was rather dark in the San Francisco Bay Area, I don’t think it counts as the first day of three days of darkness. The sky was covered by a heavy curtain of grey clouds delivering rain all day. At sunset there was a break in the rain and I went down to the bay to watch the lights come on in San Francisco. I met an adorable six-month-old Belgian Sheepdog and the friendly woman walking with him. Then I stood at the point with the bay lapping just about two feet away, enjoying the view.

Then the sky opened above me! The dark, low clouds cleared above me and I saw beautiful, fluffy white clouds above backed by a deep blue sky. Then the half circle moon appeared. It was magical.

The “opening to the cosmos” stayed above me as I watched another magical event, the lights coming on, one by one, on the Bay Bridge and the sky-scrapers of San Francisco across the bay.

Like a lot of you, I find it easy to love and appreciate the beauty of nature, but find it less easy to feel that way for a lot of humanity and it’s creations. At that moment though, I changed. I saw and felt the same about nature and man, and I knew there is not really a separation.

The beauty above me and the beauty across the bay were equally gorgeous and magical.

Man (even those who choose the old energy) and all our creations are part of the same planetary consciousness as nature and Creator sees us all as beautiful.

I felt a small, previously hidden judgment of humans and my own human “failures” slip away and disappear on the breeze.

The moment I got in my car, the rain began again, in earnest.


As we enter the new era, there are potentials opening that haven’t been available before. I am truly excited to be here now and to experience this transformation. We all have put a huge amount of love and effort to get us to this point. In many incarnations and especially in this lifetime. And it hasn’t always (mostly) been easy. So many of us are physically alone because we’ve spread ourselves around the planet to balance the energy. We’re surrounded by people who don’t understand what’s really happening here and they certainly don’t understand us! But it’s worth it… We’re able to unite via telephone and internet and of course, energetically. Our efforts have made it possible to manifest potentials previously only dreamed of. By uniting our energies and supporting each other we are able to manifest even more.

You are invited to join us for a community gathering via the internet to create our reality in 2013 and beyond.

Visioning 2013 and Beyond Webinar

Date: December 22, 2012
Time: 12:22 – 1:22 Pacific Time (Same as San Francisco. Check the World Clock for your time locally.)
Cost: $ 22:12 (I couldn’t resist!)

Learn more here…

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After some rains we’ve had warm weather again. I have a few pictures from a walk recently.

Here’s a small valley very close to my house in Marin. The photographer has the San Francisco Bay to her back. This was taken in the late afternoon, just as the sun was dropping below the hills on the right. I really love this valley and have enjoyed many walks on the trails. There is a particular rock that calls my name, to lean back against and connect with nature.



And just after the sun dropped behind the hills.

My sister couldn’t resist taking a couple of shots of me leaning against my rock as the slanting sunlight lit up my eyes in such an interesting way.

View looking north from the valley.

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My sister came to visit and we worked some magic with the weather – we had early winter rains at night, then crystal clear and sunny days!  So we ENJOYED this gift to the fullest, and did a little sight-seeing close to home.  Here is the view from the Marin Headlands, where the Golden Gate Bridge reaches land on the north side of the crossing. In the distance you can see San Francisco.  It really is amazing and wonderful that this huge natural reserve and open space has been kept free of development, for the pleasure of anyone who wants to pay a visit.

Here’s a link to a short video from this day on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8usDdWz-dno&feature=context-cha

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We continued a bit further west – out towards the great Pacific Ocean.

And enjoyed the glorious views all the way !

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On the day of the eclipse I joined some friends at Crissy Field in San Francisco. Here’s a link to their website: http://www.parksconservancy.org/visit/park-sites/crissy-field.html

Crissy Field

This is a picture I got from their website.

Crissy Field had originally been an air field but is now a park located on the north shore of SF, just east of the Golden Gate Bridge. The view is gorgeous! To the northwest is the bridge with the Marin Headlands behind it. And in the afternoon the Sun sets behind the bridge. Across the bay to the north is the beautiful Marin County where I live. There were lots of sail boats and of course, Alcatraz Island.  It tends to be windy there and Sunday was no exception. Wind surfers and kite surfers were leaping and flipping away on the choppy water.

We had a delicious picnic with only a bit of sand getting into my Sauvignon Blanc. My friend’s two sons and two dogs were running and tussling with vigor. As the afternoon grew later, people brought out their telescopes, cameras and goffy glasses to view the Eclipse. I wore the goofy glasses too.

Sarah in Guffy Glasses

The San Francisco Amateur Astronomers set up a giant telescope with a view screen at the end. Hundreds of people watched with great excitement and anticipation.

Sun GunThis isn’t the best picture but I circled the image of the sun. You can see the Golden Gate Bridge in the background. The Sun was just above the bridge during the eclipse. It was quite a view!

At the time of complete eclipse everyone clapped and hooted. Everyone was so friendly. It was great to share this event with others. The light got thin and bluish. It was like the difference between nonfat milk and cream. And the really coolest thing happened with shadows! They were doubled.

Double Shadow during the Eclipse

And the shadows of the leaves on the trees were all sickle shaped!

Sickly shaped shadows

What an amazing world we live in!

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A shy rose

A shy rose. Richard sent me this image.

Paper Birch Tree

Kathryn in Scotland sent me this image.

“In my woodland I have this wonderful tree:Betula papyrifera, the paper bark birch.  Its bark peels off, and when the morning sun shines through the peeling bark, it looks like it’s on fire – dazzling!”

View west from Scotland

Also from Kathryn – Looking west toward Iona Island

“This is the blue view from my window –
blue sky, blue islands, blue sea. Heavenly blue!”

Pink Rose

Another pink rose. I love roses.

Breckenridge Colorado

Breckenridge, Colorado

Trees at the Audobon Center in Saucilito

Trees at the Audobon Center in Stinson, California (with a little Photoshop)

Purple Pansies

Purple Pansies – They have such happy faces!Pink Rose

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Antarctica Frozen Wave Pixs – Nature is amazing!

Icebergs in the Antarctic area sometimes have stripes, formed by layers of snow that react to different conditions. 

Blue stripes are often created when a crevice in the ice sheet  fills up with melt water and freezes so quickly that no bubbles form. 

When an iceberg falls into the sea, a layer of salty seawater can  freeze to the underside. If this is rich in algae, it can form a green stripe. 

Brown, black and yellow lines are caused by sediment, picked up 
when the ice sheet grinds downhill towards the sea.

The water froze the instant the wave broke through the ice.  

That’s what it is like in  Antarctica.
Water freezes the instant it comes in contact with the air. 
The temperature of the water is already some degrees below freezing.  
Just look at how the wave froze in mid-air!!! 

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Bambi and Thumper

Awwwww… Aren’t they cute?

Check out the real Bambi and Thumper!

May you always have at least on really good friend.



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