Life Lessons

"Figuring out our gifts in life is part of our journey to becoming enlightened human beings.” – Allison DuBois

Friday, June 6, 2014

Back in Paradise

For those of you that know me well, my home away from home is Lake Tahoe.  It is were I go to relax and rejuvenate!  It is a magical place for me and I dream about this special place weekly.

Upon arrival, I am greeted by a sweet little bear.  Must be the "year of the bear" for me!

Driving up the Forest Service road to the cabin, I delight in seeing this sign.

Because that is what I feel like when I am in the mountains!

And right next to the sign I see 8-10 rocks piled in a Zen like formation.


I unload the car and get the cabin all set up then head to the beach.  Still some snow on Mt. Tallac.

At the local bulletin board I check the annual bear sighting report.  There is one in the area....mmmm....

Glad Mr. B is joining me tonight!

There is a momma bird sitting on her nest right next to the deck.  Yesterday I was painting in that corner of the deck and she kept her eye on me the whole time.  Today I will set up farther away so as not to make her too anxious.

Mika likes to lay in the cool shady wildflowers and watch me paint.

Mr. B and I headed to the beach at stateline for breakfast yesterday and this was our view.

I'm in love....again!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

When What to my Wondering Eyes did Appear?

Song - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles


A turtle the size of a dinner plate.

Right in our backyard creek!

Mr. B and Andy spotted him several days ago and I caught my first glimpse of him yesterday but he plopped into the creek before I could get my camera.

Unfortunately he/she is not native to our creek, that would be a Western Pond Turtle.  Ours is a Red-eared Slider which is the kind of turtle you may have had as a child that is about the size of an Oreo cookie.  Someone must of released their pet into Las Trampas Creek at some point.

I think I'll name him Terry...........Terry Terrapin !

"Take a walk with a turtle.  And behold the world in pause." --Bruce Feiler
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