Today, try shifting your perspective…

Today, try this exercise:  TRY SHIFTING YOUR PERSPECTIVE IN ORDER TO SHIFT YOUR PERSPECTIVE. – By this, I mean physically change your “normal” viewing position and see what you discover.  Find something in nature if you can–a flower, a tree, a blade of grass–and focus on it from this new viewing position. Take a few quiet […]

Arcadia – John Saladino

“My strongly held belief that the house should be a sanctuary is echoed by my conviction that the garden should be a version of Arcadia, a place cut off from the rest of the world where dreams can be pursued.”   —John Saladino, excerpt  Style by Saladino                        […]

“Patience, my dear.”

A few pages from an old design file. Old, I say, but actually not that long ago in the big scheme of things. Just a few years. I can’t believe even that much time has passed since the day I sat down to compile my “dream garden” file. I remember being so impatient. I wanted […]

adorazione del fiore

It’s that time of year.  A warm sun greets us each morning and new leaves are flourishing on the roses we pruned back a few months ago.  I know it won’t be long until my garden is in full bloom.    I never tire of photographing these miraculous beauties nature so generously bestows upon me.  It seems that for […]

Essential Oils ~ Gifts of Nature

DEFINITION OF : essential oils – aromatic liquid substances extracted from certain species of flowers, grasses, fruits, leaves, roots, and trees.    We use essential oils to enhance our meditation and yoga practices and for everything from housekeeping to skincare to first aid.  It is amazing to me how versatile and adaptable a single oil can […]