A perfect start to the weekend

As I drove to the trails first thing this morning, I pulled in and caught this lovely moment that I had to share.

The soft mist of the distant field and the wetness of the close ground, seemed to magically transform as the sun threatened to break the horizon.

I was so glad I pulled in for it … even just a tiny moment like this can help transform your outlook for the rest of the day. I hope this goes someway to brightening your week for you!


65 Million years ago this was a creature living in the waters off what is now called Morocco. Today it found its way into the hands of an old Irish fossil, living in Florida.

The enormity of the situation wasn’t lost on me and truly gave me pause to ponder about how as humans we live our lives as if we are the most important creatures ever to have lived on the planet and yet human existence in itself is barely noticeable on the true timeline of the planet.

And so, I wanted to give you pause for a moment and entice you to think about how you are treating this day of yours and whether perhaps the significance is not so much in what we leave behind us, but the love and kindness we share with others while we are here.

… just a thought!

Breathe it all in and make the most of your “now”.

This morning at the lake

Sunrise is the promise of a new day. It can add a bit of optimism into your life, help heal a past wound, or even just give your heart some respite from a recent beating. With my Mom passing yesterday, this sunrise was all of the above for me.

I lit a candle to her and had a little chat as the sky burst into flames to celebrate her life. She was a wonderful woman and (as my Dad also) was a huge inspiration in my nature photography for the past number of years. The natural world when you open your heart to it, is a wonderful reminder that death is just a part of life and should not be feared. But rather, life should be celebrated.

I felt she was there with me in some fashion this morning and so I just wanted to share the view with a few special people that would appreciate it …

Just before sunrise

There is a wonderful moment that occurs just before sunrise each day, when the horizon begins to define and the day seems open to endless possibilities.

As I stood by the lake this morning, lost in such thought, I realized that no matter how singular we may think we are in our moment, there are always others sharing the same hopes for their own new day.

Enjoy your day and may it bring some wonderful moments along the way!


There are moments when we seek to find treasure and there are moments when it seeks to find us. But even when it finds us, we still have to take a moment to notice it or even pick it up.

This little one found me today and I thought I would share. A friendly Blue Jay dropped it my way this morning.