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Spring Has Sprung–Sort Of

This is a Spring Beauty, a sweet and delicate ephemeral found in the local woods. (Photo copyright Gunsmith Photo.)

Ephemeral flowers are quick to come and go. They show up when the ground has warmed but the leaves on the trees are not yet out so they get to soak up the sunshine before the woods get shady. We have several varieties and I look forward to them every year. When they arrive I know winter’s truly Read More

Where did 2017 go?

The older I get the faster time flies. I wonder if it’s because when I was a child I lived in the moment, and as an adult I have a constant running list of things I want/need to accomplish?

I’m working to get back to that living in the moment mindset. I truly believe it is the key to a happy life.

I went back and reviewed my goals for 2017 and was quite pleased to see that I met more than half of them. I consider that a huge win since I always come up with more goals than I can possibly achieve unless I work all the time. That’s just not going to happen. Life needs to be lived. Read More