Sunday, November 29, 2009

Traveling through Time

Almost time to hop on that plane and make my way back to the misty Willamette Valley!

What a whirlwind of good food, wine, margaritas, road trips and silly silly family. My sister, Cat flew in from North Carolina Monday night, and we drove up to Tulsa, OK to see my cousin Elizabeth's new house. We ate at a delicious organic restaurant, Elote, whose signature dish was slow cooked sweet potatoes and black beans! We then drove down to Sapulpa where Elizabeth grew up to see my aunt Kathleen's new gallery, The Water Street Gallery. She had some lovely paintings featured, and some of my mom's ceramics as well.

We caravanned with the cousins down to OKC for the feast.. upon which I promptly developed a sinusy cold. Thank goodness for Sudafed.

More pics coming soon!

Sister Cat, Cousin Elizabeth, me, Cousins Julie & Sarah in OKC for Thanksgiving Dinner

Loved every moment with friends and family. I am so very blessed.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Deep in the Heart of Texas

Back home with my yellow cat!

Playing in mom's garden...Everything is so lovely! My how fast a year can pass.

The purple heart has really taken over in the backyard. The fading sunset really highlights its unique color.

Friday, November 20, 2009

A Very Portland Downtown Afternoon

Facing East on Washington Ave at Park. Cute girl with a vibrant umbrella. The leaves are so amazing right now... reds, yellows, some greens still hanging on.

A new food cart is emerging on my block! More details when I return from Thanksgiving festivites in Texas and Oklahoma.

As I was scoping out this lovely afternoon, I caught a rare sighting of a Travis-Bunny.

So I had to feed him.


Photo from Mammoth Lakes, CA during my move to Portland

Sitting, seated, eyes closed. Solitude. I began to fathom the addiction runners find to their routine. Wishing this moment could last forever, I sunk deeper within myself. The sound of my breath softened my mind. I began to dream of days spent in contemplation, slowly transitioning from morning to afternoon with grace and awareness. Living simply in the company of seekers.
Yes, this is the dream to aspire towards. The path is taken step by step, the dream will sustain the seeker.

Yoga... union. the unifying of all the I's within our ego-mind-personality. Have you ever wished you could set your mind to a difficult task and overcome all odds? Yoga is that path for me. Namaste

Thursday, November 19, 2009

New Adventures

Surf PDX Pizza & Movie Night

Hiya! Thanks for joining me as I embark on a new blogging adventure. With my over-stuffed Google Reader, I observed that my favorite blogs are the truly personal ones. Many of my subscriptions are blogspot based and I am delighted to see the community that is fostered here. In this blog you will find moments of my day, snippets of reflection, and occasionally funstuff!