Archive for the ‘Nature’ category

Watch “Meeting World Champion Angler Norman Maktima” on YouTube

September 29, 2019

Not sure why it took me over a year to post this? I guess it was time.

One day last year we decided we wanted to check out a new brewery named Tumbleroot. We happened to run into the infamous fly-fisherman of the Pecos River… Norman Maktima. After that, we made a pitstop at the Sante Fe Brewing Company.

Learn more about Norman Maktima here…

Hens, Chicks or Aliens?

December 8, 2018

I planted this succulent bed during the summer. It only cost me about 100 dollars since the planter is recycled. I really enjoyed growing and tending to succulents for the first time. I will surely buy more. These are Hens and Chicks, but they look more like aliens as they grow lol. Missing the summer sun.

Curve-billed Visitor♡

December 8, 2018

There has been a curve-billed Thrasher visiting me for the last couple of weeks. I had never seen one before? He is a beautiful, big bird and loves to chat with me. Hope he stays a while!

Bird Lovin’ Sistas

September 6, 2018

My sista loves birds and unfortunately, some people are mean and she couldn’t keep her bird feeder and bath cause of some heartless neighbor. Why people gotta steal other people’s happiness is my question? Well… sista loves me and knows imma fellow lover of birds, so a few weeks ago, she so kindly gave me her stuff. Clearly Kobe likes the new set up. Pups been working on the backyard all summer too.

“Do not allow any negativity or ugliness in your surroundings, or anybody at all, destroy your confidence or affect your growth as a blooming flower. It is very normal for one ugly weed to not want to stand alone.”

•-Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

The Dance in Santa Fe♡

June 16, 2018

“I almost wish we were butterflies and liv’d but three summer days – three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain.”

-John Keats, Bright Star: Love Letters and Poems of John Keats to Fanny Brawne

Gifting Goodness… x3

June 11, 2018

Three-fold Law or the Law of Return, is universal to all. What we put out into this world, good or bad, we will get back three-fold. A special woman gifted me one baby cactus several months ago as a symbol of a new beginning. Later she brought me more babies planted in rows of three, which I felt was very symbolic. In line with this natural law, I regifted three babies with thoughtfulness and heart. One for my mom, one for sista and one for Gail.♡

Watch “Chillin’ Navajo Lake Style” on YouTube

May 25, 2018

Had a blast♡

Fishing the Pecos

August 1, 2017

My handsome son fishing the Pecos River with his uncle. Caught none, but he had fun. It was so peaceful out there last weekend. New Mexico is such a beautiful place.

Sound of Beauty

June 1, 2017

My mommy knows how I love the sound of beauty. My collection continues to grow. I’ve added this copper chime from my mom and it sounds amazing!

Snow Day in Santa Fe

April 29, 2017

Beautiful Sights: Villanueva

April 8, 2017

Today we hiked in a state park that has been around since the late 60s. Hopefully a lack of funding won’t shut it down. I shared the love by leaving the quilted heart I found in a parking lot last month. I wanted to leave it somewhere special that was also a challenge to get to.

Villanueva State Park is right off the banks of the Pecos River and has: spectacular red and yellow sandstone cliffs; beautiful trees; rocky, steep climbs; and soft, sandy trails. [park elevation 6,110 ft above sea level]

My ass, hams and quads are usually on fire for the first mile, which is a steep, verticle climb. This site is good for a day hike and is in between Las Vegas and Santa Fe, New Mexico. Nature is so healing for me. The sun, wind, water, mountains and trees nourish my spirit.

We went to Starbucks after the workout for a green tea frap.

For Lillies I Weep

June 21, 2016

My lillies are looking absolutely ravishing this year if I do say so myself! My roses are doing ok, but dislike the heat and sadly, the sunflowers I planted died as mere sprouts.

“Don’t be ashamed to weep;
’tis right to grieve. Tears are
only water, and flowers, trees,
and fruit cannot grow without water.
But there must be sunlight

also. A wounded heart will heal
in time, and when it does, the
memory and love of our lost ones
is sealed inside to comfort us.”
|•|~~Brian Jacques, Taggerung

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~~L O V E L Y~~

Flight of Faith

May 27, 2016

“The reason birds can fly and
we can’t is simply because they
have perfect faith, for to have
faith is to have wings.”
-J.M. Barrie, The Little White Bird

It has been beautiful to see these little ones prepare for flight. I’ve been watching their parents give them lessons from my kitchen window… going back and forth and forth and back. What great teachers. I know I should let them be, but I just love them and want them to be safe. I’ve been so worried one of them will fall onto the cement and die attempting to fly.

Today it struck me just how brave they need to be when the first time comes. What courage it takes to spread your wings, not knowing if you can truly soar. This evening I whispered to them and said “it’s really windy out here. Don’t try. Just wait.” I fear that soon I’ll go to check on them and they will be gone… in flight… living an amazing life.

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Relaxation is Needed

May 21, 2016
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••| My Golden Still-life on the Outdoor Fireplace |••

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••| Mike's New Backyard Water Feature ••|

Deadz, Hike, Fight

March 6, 2016
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*Kasha-Katuwe*

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*Sistaz*

It’s a little over half past midnight. Just got home from a fight party at my brother’s house. This day literally took it out of me. I deadlifted and hit back super hard. The gym was packed wall to wall. Nervous system tapped, I dared to go on my first hike of 2016, then sadly watched Holly Holm get choked out in UFC196. I didn’t think she’d be a short lived champ. Damn you Tate!!

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*Brotha*

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*Oh No*

It’s time for bed! I’m super drained now. I easily rep’ed a plate on deadz today for a strong 12. That was a great part of my day. My grip strength is going up. The hike was awesome. What a beautiful day to be outside. I love that summer is almost here. That climb was tiring, but it felt really good. The best part of the day was seeing McGregor, the shit talker, covered in Diaz’s blood when he tapped out. Good times!

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*Oh Yes*


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