How often does a day like today happen?

iPhone screen shot of 2014 Hurricane Andrew near Florida


(photo: Sanibel Island is two hours south of Tampa, and claims to be the ‘shelling capital of the world’)

Do you have a favorite vacation destination? One that makes you forget about all the challenges, stress, and pressure of a busy life?

And how often do you get to visit this sacred place?

Heading there tomorrow.

Last year was the first Summer we skipped a Summer trip to Sanibel Island in 25 years (went to Glacier National Park instead).

It’s not often that a day like today happens in our lives.

Maybe once a year.

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Shipping our art is similar to planting a tree

Pike Place Market floor brick with saying
a note to all of you from the universe of my camera, and the floor of Pike Place Market


Shipping our art is similar to planting a tree. Some of us will put off planting a small pot with a small tree in it because we can’t decide where to place it.

If only we would decide. Years can go by, frozen by our fear of making a mistake.

In a few short years, we could have been enjoying the shade.

Does the fact that each earthly life is so incredibly brief add to or detract from its sublime magnificence?- Notes to the Universe

In worst case scenario, the tree can be removed*, and another replanted more appropriately.

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* and used for lumber, firewood, crafts, recycled, etc