Spring in Michigan

The United States is a very large landmass. Anyone who has driven across it, be it North to South or East to West, has spent many hours “on the road”. Since the majority of my life experience has been in the southern half of the U.S., arriving for March in Michigan has been a slightly different Spring experience. The following are scenes of the Michigan landscape near the village of Vanderbilt, 65 miles from the junction of Lake Huron and Lake Michigan. Snow and ice continue to reign, however this is the perfect time for sapping the maple trees.

Wherever you are this time of year, Nature is abundant in beauty of all variations. Happy Happy Spring!

Namaste

One Year Ends, Another is Well Underway

Most of you know me as the un-technical person that I am. Travel has become a way of life and sitting to do a blog post can at times be difficult. Facebook seems to be the popular form of staying in touch, and since I am not a Facebook post-er, I am comfortable to hide in the shadows of my blog. Still I was somewhat surprised to be reminded that it has been 7 months since my last post. Wow, speaking of out of the loop!

That said, during the end of 2014 and the beginning of 2015 I traveled along the West Coast returning to San Diego for Christmas. I was in San Diego for 7  weeks during which time I closed my storage locker and reorganized my personal effects. The following photos were taken en-route as I visited with friends and family. Many thanks to my hosts along the way: Valentina Marchetti in Vancouver, Canada, Phil and Karla Lazier in Sacramento, Elle and Gabe Morley-Larson in Pasadena, Mary Jane and Michael Smith in Los Angeles, Nancy Caciola, Felicity and Matt Taylor in San Diego, and Bob and Tami Nowell in San Antonio, TX. Always a big thank you to Stacy Magic for her help with paperwork!  Such a blessing to spend time with these wonderful friends.

I will be heading to north central Michigan to work at a meditation retreat for the spring and summer of 2015. Life on the road as a traveling “sadhu” is not the lifestyle choice for many. It somehow seems to work for me. I wish you all a wonderful spring and summer. I am always happy to hear from friends and former students. May Blessings be with you all!