Last Few Days of Summer…

the-sun-is-shining-the-sky-is-infinite-blue-and-we-are-alive-what-greater-gifts-are-there-copyI always Love this time of year!
Everyone thinks that it’s Autumn
But it’s really still Summer.
It feels like a secret Gift.

Culturally, Summer runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day
And it ends at Back to School.
But really, Autumn doesn’t begin until September 21st
Actually, some years it’s September 20th.
But this year, it’s September 22nd!
That’s a Whole Extra Day!
Never Underestimate the value of the Gift of a Day!
Think of the Things in your Life that have Changed You or Shaped You…Those things often happen in one Day — sometimes in one Moment.
What a Great Gift these next few Days are!
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MESSY MARCH: The Celebration, 2016

20160315_230949It’s MESSY MARCH
Warm Spring Days give way to Snowstorms.
It’s a time when it’s OK to Make Mistakes.
It’s Always a time when it’s OK to Make Mistakes…

Be CREATIVE
Try New Things
Experiment
Kiss a Stranger
Laugh at our Foibles
And just generally take the Heat off
Remind Ourselves that Life is to be Enjoyed,
Pleasures Savored…
It is a Time of Wild Abandon!
This, in my mind, deserves a Celebration to mark the occasion!
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It Begins…

RICK at Last Year's MESSY MARCH Celebration

RICK at Last Year’s MESSY MARCH Celebration

MESSY MARCH!
What again? Already?
YES!
And Do We Need it Now!

It is time to Let Go of All Judgement
Accept Imperfection.
Just Do It.
Not Worry About it.
Stop Polishing.
Be Human.
Create Something.
If it sucks and it’s a Total Mess, that’s Fine.
It’s Messy March! (more…)

TipToe Through the Tulips

Tulip Festival Skagit Valley, WA

Tulip Festival Skagit Valley, WA

Tulips
Everywhere
Fields of them
Ephemeral

Apparently there is an annual Tulip Festival in the Skagit Valley
Of Washington State
Up near Bellingham.
Who knew?

So off we went to see the Tulips
I am playing Tiny Tim singing “Tip Toe Through the Tulips”
on Repeat in the car

We park and head into a field.

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Dormant

20150222_145744Dormant — /dôrˈ mənt/adj. 1. In a state resembling sleep. 2. Latent. 3. Temporarily inactive — a dormant volcano. 4. Biol. In a condition of suspended growth or development. [Latin dormire, to sleep] dormancy n.
(of an animal) having normal physical functions suspended or slowed down for a period of time. “dormant butterflies”
syn. asleep, sleeping, resting, inactive, passive, inert, latent, quiescent
“the tubers lie dormant in the soil until spring”
(of a plant or bud) alive but not actively growing
(of a volcano) temporarily inactive.

The American Heritage & Oxford Dictionaries [combined]

 
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Leaves are Falling

IMG_1694Leaves are Turning
Stars are Burning in the Autumn Sky
Stars that have been there for Billions of Years
But not Forever
Stars that will be there long after we’re gone
But not Forever
The Summer has drawn its final breath
Autumn has begun. (more…)