The Sparrow with the Arrow

I’ve been wondering lately, what IS it about me and the birds?

Every chance I get, I am out with them.

Following these amazing fellow creatures of wings and bills with so much beauty, so much heart.

Yet lately I’ve been questioning all the TIME I am putting into it – not to mention the memory cards.  😉

Then this morning, I came upon a tiny Song Sparrow in the road.

I was actually on the other side of him at first, with the arrow pointing towards me.

I walked past the sparrow, and he didn’t move.

He was just standing there. Looking at me, beside the arrow.

Except now the arrow was pointing the other way, and he was in front of it.

It was almost as if this little bird was trying to tell me something.

Follow me, follow me, come this way, THIS way.

And it was clear he wasn’t going to take “No” for an answer.   😉

So crazy or not, at least for now, it looks like I’ll be following the birds.

Photographing this little guy, and so many others.

For moments like these. ❤

Simple Kindness

A simple gift of kindness.


‘Seems almost like an old-fashioned concept these days, doesn’t it?

marmee-andi-2016christmas-3-blogStill, for me, it’s at the heart of all things that truly matter.

And not just at Christmas time.

marmee-andi-2016christmas-2-blogThis was the perfect gift this Christmas from Andi, my Sweet sister from St. Louis.

But she could have sent it to me anytime of the year and it would have felt just as special.

Because she know what matters to me, what is in my heart.

Marmee62Thank you, Andi, Merry Christmas, today and every day. ❤




Super Moon Calls Us to Shine On

“Those are the same stars, and that is the same moon, that look down upon your brothers and sisters, and which they see as they look up to them, though they are ever so far away from us, and each other.”   – Sojourner Truth

I still can’t believe we got to see the rising of Super Moon last night.

The forecast was calling for heavy cloud cover and just one town over the clouds had already moved in.

But here at Forest Beach in South Chatham the moon pushed aside the gathering clouds and rose up over the rooftops. Gifting us with a moon rise for the ages!

moon-super-nov2016-9b-blogNow some love to see the moon rising over the sea.

I personally love the intimacy of a full moon rising over the marsh. With tall marsh grass and cedar trees framing its ascent.

moon-super-nov2016-13-blogmoon-super-nov2016-11-blogAnd last night, standing there at the marsh’s edge, I held my breath as I watched this great golden orb shake loose the horizon and all things earthly, lifting free into the welcoming night sky.

Oh, to know such freedom!

moon-super-nov2016-14-blogYet almost as soon as it had broken free, our Super Moon met with the clouds that floated above it.

And their meeting became the next act in some grand celestial drama…

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The moon continued to rise, swept up into darkening clouds…

moon-super-nov2016-23-blogThat finally covered it from view.

moon-super-nov2016-25-blogAs we headed to the car we could see the clouds moving over the face of the moon…

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But lingering for just one moment more I saw the clouds part, ever so briefly, to give us one last look at the glory of Super Moon’s before it disappeared altogether.

moon-super-nov2016-30-blogThank you for visiting and inspiring us, Super Moon. ‘Til we meet again.


“Yeah we all shine on, like the moon, and the stars, and the sun.” John Lennon