Original artwork by Beth L Alexander

“Some of my old memories feel trapped in amber in my brain, lucid and burning, while others are like the wing beat of a hummingbird, an intangible, ephemeral blur.”
~Mira Bartok, The Memory Palace

Early spring like weather and the air is buzzing with the sounds of hummingbirds zinging here and there.

Photo Credit: Beth Alexander, All Rights Reserved.


Rain is grace; rain is the sky descending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life.
~John Updike

Walk in the Redwoods

Taken in Big Basin State Park.  The Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) is a long-living tree species that can reach up to 2200 years old.  They are hardy, resilient trees that can sprout from seed, tree stumps and roots.  It is not uncommon for trees to reach heights of 200-300 ft.

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
~ Maya Angelou

Spunk, keeping warm in the chilly winter weather.

Vineyard in the Mist January 2016, St. Helena, California