Beary Cute

Below is a picture of today’s visitor . . .

He/She is probably about one year old.  It was not afraid of people, nor did it try to lunge at us at any point.  It took about an hour to succeed in getting him/her to leave our yard and go into the backwoods.  What a fantastic gift it was to watch it up close.  I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t be seeing him every day because they love to roam.

Loved this experience – I “bearly” managed to watch “it” leave without a few tears.  It was a gift from Mother Nature herself.

Dr. Deb

The Bear with No Name

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Frederik Meijer Gardens

A gorgeous place to visit is in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  I’ve been there twice . . . the gardens stir my soul and fill my heart.  If you have the time readers, go there!!  If you live far away, here is the link to their website so you can virtually enjoy the gardens.  Dr. Deb

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

 

 

Barefoot

I walk barefoot when I can.
Each walking step feels like
I’m kissing the Earth with my feet.

I respond rather than react to the
sounds and sights around me
as each step tells me a story.

Sometimes I don’t talk at all
in order to listen.
While thinking
I must never assume anything.

In every single moment,
there is plenty of time.
In this very moment,
I am precisely where I should be.

Each day forever shows me
the infinite possibilities
already living in me,
because they are me.

Dr. Deb

Stepping Away

We never need to fear
the need to step away,
and drop the loads we carry
as our energy begins to sway.

We don’t need to fear our silence
when we want a moment’s peace,
to feed our listless mind and body
and grab a bite to eat.

Rest is not a sign of weakness
because it keeps us strong.
Like the winters on a river
and it’s crunchy frozen top.

Sometimes a shift is needed
to reveal what’s coming next,
as all the steps we’ve taken
created all our strength.

Dr. Deb

Super Moon: Wednesday May 26th

This is a Super Moon with a total Lunar Eclipse. It is one of the most powerful time frames we have for change, transformation, improvement, expansion, and raising our vibration to the highest level possible. It can be as uncomfortable as growing pains but if you stay present and focused on improvement, the rewards are phenomenal. Many indigenous peoples see this time as an anchor for the future, the beginning of a new cycle. What do you want? What do you need? What is showing up for you?

We move from individuality to cooperation and collaboration. It can begin now with the sharing of your dreams and inspirations with others. Take some time during this full moon to acknowledge what has changed in your life, what is in the process of changing, where you have support, and where you could use a bit more. Gratitude and appreciation will always bring a higher vibration to your thoughts and feelings.

From The Power Path

Twinkle Stars

Stars are constant friends to me,
hidden they can be and sometimes seen,
to fill my mind with wonderings why
the stars can twinkle high up in the sky.

If I could fly with wings that soared,
my daily thoughts would not be bored,
because I’d learn from every star
how each one can shine so far.

But darkness falls as eyelids close,
from struggling out of all my clothes,
I tumble on the bed and sigh,
to watch the stars high in the sky.

Dr. Deb

Friend of the Children

When children are playing alone on the green,
in comes the playmate that never is seen.
When children are sad, lonely, or good,
The Friend of the Children comes out of the wood.

Nobody has heard him, and nobody can say,
If he is a picture that a kid may have drawn,
But he’s sure to be present, abroad or at home.

When children are happy and playing along,
He lays in the laurels; he runs in the grass,
He sings when you tinkle a musical glass;

Whenever you’re happy and cannot tell why,
The Friend of the Children has surely gone by!
‘Tis he, when at night you go off to your bed,
That bids you sleep and not trouble your head;

For wherever they’re laying, in cupboards or shelves,
‘Tis he who takes care of your play-things himself!

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I wrote that in 5th grade . . . hope none of you readers
are laughing too hard!!!

Dr. Deb

One Red Leaf

From breakfast on through all the day,
At home among my friends I stay,
But every night I go abroad,
Afar into the land of Nod.

All by myself I must go,
With none to tell me yes or no.
To lounge beside a lazy stream,
In the mountains where I dream.

The strangest things are there for me,
Both things to eat and things to see.
And many frightening sights abroad,
‘Till morning wakes the Land of Nod.

Try as I like to find the way,
I never can get back by day,
Nor remember plain and clear
The curious music I always hear.

Sleepy dreams of falling leaves,
Awakes the sun to my relief.
I look below in disbelief,
The beauty of the one red leaf.

Dr. Deb

Birds & Windows

I have a beautiful view of Lake Superior from the window where I write. The unfortunate entertainment occurring now is quite a few birds are flying into our large windows. When I write, I am very focused – pretty much not in this world at all. Nature decided to allow the spring birds to fly into our windows a foot away from my computer. The birds always seem to pick a time when I’m super focused; I literally jump every single time a bird slams into the window. Some have lived, some did not. I hold all the birds until I sense they are getting ready to fly away.

It is an amazing feeling to hold a wild bird in your hands, whether they are Junko’s, Downy Woodpeckers, or Eagles. Most are scared beyond belief. I lay them on a hand towel to calm them until their “window strike headache” passes. Their little eyes are usually closed a bit until they get over the shock of hitting the window.  When they begin to blink their eyes, I lay them down on the towel and step away and watch them from the window until they fly away.

FYI. There are no decals or screens that will stop birds from hitting windows, particularly in the spring. So, my fabulous husband is screening in the area in front of my windows so they quit trying to give me a heart attack.

PS:  I’ve worked with birds for quite some time. I’ve held eagles, vultures, bluebirds, and many more. I’m not an ornithologist, I just worked with one. The birds pictured below are osprey.

Dr. Deb