Friday, August 23, 2013

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The August Break ~ Day 21 ~ Something Old

Originally built in 1924,
this fire watchtower is
the oldest in 
the State of Ohio
* * * 
At Shawnee State Forest
* * * 

At 60 feet high, it puts you right at the tree tops!

 Where the view is exquisite!!!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

The August Break ~ Day 7 ~ Skyline

From my Peace Altar
~ ~ ~
A framed photo of Lower Manhattan
As seen from the ferry
Circa February 1992

Thursday, August 1, 2013

The August Break ~ Day 1 ~ Breakfast

First, please allow me to clarify...THIS IS NOT MY BREAKFAST!!!

Earlier this week, over dinner, my beloved and I were discussing one of his coworkers.  Not previously known to me in conversation, I inquired further when the topic of his eating "eccentric foods" was mentioned.  

"For instance?", I asked.

"Well, he likes to have chicken feet for breakfast.", my companion replied.

You can imagine the conversation that followed!  What ON EARTH could one find to eat (let alone enjoy!) in chicken feet?!?!?!?

I was appalled.  How creepy!  Disgusting!

However, if you Google "chicken feet", you will find a plethora of images of just that, including many feet prepared in recipes.


Thursday, March 21, 2013


The Charge of the Goddess

I who am the beauty
Of the green earth and the
White moon on
The mysteries of the waters,
I call upon your soul to arise
And come unto Me,
For I am the soul of nature
That gives life to the universe,
From Me all things proceed
And unto Me
They must return.
Let My worship be in the
Heart that rejoices,
For behold
All acts of love and pleasure
Are My rituals,
Let there be beauty and strength,
Power and compassion,
Honor and humility,
Mirth and reverence within you.
And you who seek to know Me,
Know that the seeking and yearning
Will avail you not,
Unless you know the Mystery:
For if that which you seek,
You find not within yourself,
You will never find it with out.
For behold,
I have been with you from the beginning,
And I am that which is attained
At the end of desire.

~Doreen Valiente from “Earth Prayers”