Out at my small pond the local wildlife are finally showing up. Snakes, turtles, frogs and the fish are awake and hungry. Fortunately, there are lots of bugs to go around, too. The black flies and mosquitoes have been numerous this year already; usually they don’t show up until June or so. But the relatively mild winter has allowed a lot of things to thrive, it seems. Yesterday was beautiful, sunny and over 70 degrees. I spent some time taking pictures of all the critters I discovered on my walk, like this frog, who posed rather calmly while getting his picture taken.
I've never really liked labels: I am this, I am that... But in the interest of introducing myself to the world, I can say that I am many things: nurse, writer, photographer, poet, painter, gardener, friend, armchair philosopher, counselor, nature lover, real-estate aficionado, movie buff, sometime yogi, and aspiring world-traveler. I think that's a pretty good list... for now. I want to become a bigger part of the vital, creative force I feel deeply at work in the world and connect with other people who want to do the same.