Heart to Heart to Heart

While hiking one day, I came across three hearts, a trio of metaphorical messages courtesy of Mother Nature. The first, above, belongs to a prickly pear cactus. As I walked the dusty red trail, I thought of all the ways we keep our hearts prickly, guarding our inner...

Little Big Plan

  It always makes me marvel when I realize how Nature replicates herself, or when I consider how trees and plants are fractal images of themselves with one part mimicking the whole and/or the whole being an enlargement of a single part. ¬†Visiting the Huntington...

Utah, Utah, I Miss U, Utah

Impossible to encapsulate in a short blog our two-week trip to Utah’s national parks. I am working on a travelog but until then (and because I don’t want to let go of those 14 magnificent days) here’s my top-ten list of sites seen, hikes hiked and...

Make Mine Manhattan

With the week winding down, I have two posts to go to on this self-imposed (don’t ask me why!) once-a-month-five-posts-a-week challenge. Today will be a double header Manhattan first and then we will come to rest where we began our trek — at the...

Brooklyn — the best borough

This week brings the third blog-a-day challenge, category: maps. Come along for some cameos of our recent trip to New York and Pennsylvania. If you missed the past two posts, catch up here: Pittsburgh’s Sweetest Gals Foray into Philly Retracing our steps from...

A Foray into Philly

This week brings the second blog-a-day challenge, category: maps. Come along for some cameos of our recent trip to New York and Pennsylvania. If you missed yesterday’s post, catch up here. Moving back a day or so from Pittgsburgh found us in Philly for my...