Monthly Archives: May 2020

The past several days has seen one of America’s darkest weeks, on so many levels.  I wasn’t sure anything positive would come of it.  I was wrong.

Today, Elon Musk, SpaceX, and NASA, launched the Crew Dragon into space.  What a moment!  What emotions I felt, as I watched that sweet baby soar through the clouds, into space.

I loved being able to see inside the cockpit.  Loved the bit of humor, when an inflated dragon was shown on the screen.  Loved the entire process.

I have lived through being able to see the initial spacecraft missions, on the news, and saw man land on the moon, in real time.  I have witnessed space shuttle landings in California, with my young children.

Today’s launch was such positivity in a week gone bad, with so much negativity in it.  It was an emotional and wonderful escape from the horrors.

Be safe, may your journey be a beautiful one, soaring to new heights and future adventures.  Thank you to Elon Musk, his team, SpaceX, and NASA, for, literally, bringing the world together to witness this great moment in time.  America needed that.






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Arms beckoned me from within the quietude of the woods.  -Lorri M.

There is a difference between loneliness and solitude, one will empty you, and one will fill you. You have the power to choose.  -Anonymous

All things share the same breath – the beast, the tree, the man… the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.  -Chief Seattle


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Trees, Meadow, Stream

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The landscape looks different from every blade of grass.  -Marty Rubin



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All our wisdom is stored in the trees.  -Santosh Kalwar. …

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The water in the stream may have changed many times, but the reflection of the moon and the stars remains the same.  -Rumi

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Beauty Before Thunder and Lightning

It was thundering and lightning, late yesterday afternoon.


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The photos above depicts a foot path that has been flooded over.


But, between 12:30pm and 1:30pm, I walked in a wooded type of an area, on a paved trail, a little over one mile from my house.


It was overcast, but not raining. I enjoyed being within nature, the trees, the vegetation, water overflowing some pathways, making them look as if there was a stream running between the trees and bushes.


I casually walked about 1.5 miles, not far, but far enough to fill my senses, stopping every few feet to take a photograph, and to admire the scene/s before me.

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The magical, wonder of it all filled my soul, my heart.

Photographs and prose Copyright 2020 Lorri M.


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Books and Nature

I started reading On Man and Nature, by Henry David Thoreau, a few months ago, and although it is short in pages, and it is long/drawn out in some areas, I did enjoy reading Thoreau’s illuminations.

I am a fan of Henry David Thoreau’s work,and this particular book left me curious wondering as to some of his perspectives.

I found this on a friend’s bookshelf, and borrowed it.

My walk by the river took me through an area with lovely trees, shrubs and greenness against the background of the sky.

What can I say about Andy Goldsworthy. I absolutely love his artistic endeavors, encompassing nature, rock/stone, leaves, twigs, etc., creating breathtaking wonders.

Walking on a sunny day, I saw these rocks, almost in formation.

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Face, Heart, Feathers!


I love taking photos of odd, or unique items I see while walking by the river, or anywhere, for that matter.

Do you see the face on the rock, that I see?  That interpretation is what made me take this particular photo.  It was a bit bizarre, and definitely unexpected, to notice this, while walking past it.

I love you, world, this red heart is shouting out to all passersby, as she is hugged within the branches of the trees.  I just adore scenes like this.  Although, I felt bad that someone either lost it, or it got away from them.

I took the photo above, of the white feathers, for my granddaughter.  We were walking past them, and I asked her, from my vantage point, if they were feathers.  She replied that they were, and we walked closer to them, and she asked me to take a photo of them, and then to send it to her.  I adore walking with my grandchildren, and seeing life through their eyes.

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