Sunrise Hike Makes A Person Think ….

About Getting Up So Early.... Seriously, totally worth it! We drove for an hour in the dark to capture this view.

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Warbler Peering Out Ready to Fly Looking Searching

A Warbler looks around ready to take flight. The flight is typically a few feet away onto a branch in the burning bush. Then the singing begins from dawn to dusk. They have a beautiful, almost whistling sound. It is fun to be surrounded by so much happy energy when working. What enchantment do you appreciate?

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Sheryl Sandberg Three P’s Important for Grief Surviving Anything

I took this picture on the T.V.   Joe was working in Minnesota and I was waiting for him in the hotel room. Sheryl Sanberg was being interviewed about her new book.  I wanted to remember the words, I already knew their meaning would be trapping if I fell into any of those holes. Belinda Luscombe is an editor and writer for Time magazine. The article title is Life After Death at http://time.com/magazine/us/4737943/april-24th-2017-vol-189-no-15-u-s/ Belinda Luscombe wrote about Sheryl ...

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Iowa Summer Storm Clouds Lightening Dance

The summer of 2017 in Iowa has not seen a shortage of severe storms. In the safety of a home, these storms are breathtaking! For me, they are better than any fireworks. The lightning bolts dance throughout the sky and enormous thunderheads show their power and strength. Iowa Summer Storm 2017

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Visiting Flicker Showing Through Window Seemingly Saying What About Today

A magnificent Flicker visited the magical bush outside my office window. Lots of birds visit this safe place. Most of the bird pictures posted on this blog will be from birds visiting this refuge.

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Giraffe Rock Formation Amazing Balanced Ears

Dear Nature, everyday amazement happens! Thank You! This rock formation looked like a giraffe eating. I wondered how the rocks (giraffe's ears to my eyes) could stay balanced? Giraffe video at Gardens of the Gods

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High Water Navigation Rivers Force Life Ride

The above video by http://CanoeKayak.com captures a high water wild ride in Idaho. You can find more at https://www.facebook.com/awdunning/videos_by.      In the book, "SoWhat. Now?"  the analogy of riding in a raft is used. This helps the reader understand the wildness of the journey to get better.  I choose a raft instead of a kayak.  The kayakers are secured in their kayaks. The skilled know how to flip back over if they tip upside down.  I envisioned being on the waves ...

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Window Ledge Bird Looking Up Close

  This Chick-A-Dee landed one morning and stayed for a long time. He stood on a ledge I had not known existed.  His presence offered a great reminder to look for those ledges when we really want to see something up close.  

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Growing After Finding Your Place Offers Great Views

Just like life. When you put yourself in an incredible spot and do the work to grow, the view can be incredible! This flower seed found an unusual spot to grow.

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Rock Story Ignites Powerful Questions Celebratory Experiences

Questions from a picture became intriguing.  How did the rock square shape get embedded within the large boulder so many people walk on? Seeing this image was inspiring! Did nature uncover the design?     How did the colors form? How does the sun give the stones a sparkle? Has this rock relationship existed for centuries? If we live to 150 years young, this life is fast, are we enjoying the powerful moments? What a daily celebration of life nature offers.  

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