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    favorite feeling: morning sunshine. Winter version, down jacket, hat, thermos.

    "Do yourself a favor. Before it’s too late, without thinking too much about it first, pack a pillow and a blanket and see as much of the world as you can. You will not regret it. One day it will be too late." - Jhumpa Lahiri, The Namesake

    “Shinrin-yoku” is a Japanese term that translates as “forest bathing” and describes immersing oneself in a forest environment in order to experience the healing effects of Mother Nature at her best. It is believed that the trees themselves emit natural aromatherapeutic benefits from the essential oils in the woods that are inhaled over an extended period, causing an actual "magic in the air."

    Jesus said, "For a brief time still, the light is among you. Walk by the light you have so darkness doesn't destroy you. If you walk in darkness, you don't know where you're going. As you have the light, believe in the light. Then the light will be within you, and shining through your lives. You'll be children of light." John 12

    settings for getting this photo, with the snowflakes in focus: exposure 1/8000 sec, Aperature f/1.8, focal length 85 mm, ISO Speed 400, then have something dark (the trees) in the background so the snowflakes will stand out, and manually focus on the snowflakes

    summer cabin at the lake with a canoe and your faithful Labrador: prescription for all the single ladies (on searching for your "happy place")

    Late summer swims when the water is cold but you want to hold on to those last few moments of summer

    Minnesota State Fair: Minnesotans great get-together!

    beauty is not in the eye of the beholder. beauty is in everything. just takes a beautiful soul to recognize that all things living and non truly have beauty.