A Valentine wish…

I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine’s Day :). My wish is for everyone to be surrounded by love, whether it be romantic, family, friends or furry babies. 💕 This is Buttercup enjoying some Valentine roses.

The life of a Colorado teacher…

My day was tough and I am tired. I teach Kindergarten and today we celebrated 100 days of school. And tomorrow we celebrate Valentines Day before a day and an evening of parent/teacher conferences. Yikes!!! I love my job and all of my students. Not to mention that the days of celebration are fun. However, all that five year old excitement leaves me exhausted and ready to go home, put on my pj’s and eat pizza.

Yet, there is that part of me that requires time to myself in nature. I can’t make it to the mountains tonight, but there is a park nearby where I can walk in the calm, crisp, February air. The ducks and geese swim in the little area of the lake that is not frozen over. They are quacking, honking their displeasure in my presence. I look up and watch the sun dip behind the mountains, slipping my phone out of my pocket just in time to catch this beautiful moment. I feel refreshed and happy. I reflect on my day and find the many positive aspects that I had previously overlooked. Excited children, wonderful learning and supportive collogues. I am tired, but my day had meaning and I am surrounded by a loving community. With a full and thankful heart, I am ready to go home and order some pizza. 🙂

Unconditional Love…

Warm eyes whispering

with unimaginable

love within the soul.

I have posted often about my Poodle Baron. However, my Labrador mix was feeling left out. This is our dog Dale, a lover of tummy scratches and a contemplator of kitty cats. 🙂

The Mountain Song…

You call me into your towering arms

With the soft, whispering voice

Of air brushing through pine needles

Along with whirling wings of tiny ruby throated birds.

I run to you and…

Your sweet sting of mountain air tugs at my lungs

As I climb the rugged formations 

Who reach out to protect me.

Your colors of blue, green, brown and orange

Wrap me in a vision of peace.

And the beautiful strength of your cliffs

Are the walls of my soul.

Poetry and Image by Magical Normal Life

I am a mountain girl. I was raised, surrounded by the beauty and strength of the towering Rocky Mountains to the West of my childhood home. As an adult, commuting home from work, shopping at Walmart or a walk through the neighborhood brings with it the majestic view of America’s most famous mountains. Don’t get me wrong, I can appreciate the warmth of a beach and the fury of the ocean. But my peace and meditation comes from the air deprived environment of tall peaks and the scent of pine needles. Much of my healing has come through these rugged, yet calming landforms as well as long conversations with beloved family, friends, and pets as we hike their quiet trails.

What brings you joy and healing? Are you a lover of the ocean, rivers, mountains or perhaps a lovely city or town? We all have our meditative space to heal and to grow. Blessings to you!

Baron dreams…

Fuzzy dog sleeping

Cozy and comfortable

He dreams of rabbits.

Poetry and Images by Magical Normal Life