Exploring Fern Canyon

Places like this take some effort to get to. Of course, I don’t really think of it that way because the effort it takes pales in comparison to the experience. You can find the Fern Canyon turn off along the 101 through Redwood National Park at the Elk Meadow turn off. It is actually part of the Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park and costs $8 (exact change only or check) to park. (more…)

Yellow Brick Road

Photo By: Carrie Moonstone Beach, Trinidad CA

Winds of adventure brought me
here the other day as I arrived
my worries were simply carried

away with the meandering little river
reaching the sea with my boys
joyful glee with the sands

feeling like home in between
my toes where the river ends
and the sea goes out (more…)

Eyes in the Sky

Photo By: Carrie

If you are fortunate enough to sit on the correct side of the plane (the left) and get a widow seat, you then begin to hold your breath as you ascend from Anchorage north to Fairbanks, Alaska. The clouds inevitably gather tightly together as you approach the Alaska Range but maybe you will get to see the giant eyes in the sky. (more…)

Life: In Flight

Photo By: Carrie (Heading North from Anchorage)

I feel like I have been away from this platform for long enough. Yet, it has been so long that I don’t know what to share first or how to begin.

The past summer and into these fall months have been so full. Not busy and frantic or anxious and whizzing by. They have been full of hope, love and so much learning. It has been beyond a recharge, more like a shift into a greater understanding of my needs and my families as well. (more…)

Flowers on Friday: Wild Rose

Photo By: Carrie

As I write this we are on the road, enjoying a family vacation. I miss writing everyday but I must admit I was feeling rather depleted before we left for our trip. The words were flowing but then there was no more thought or creative energy for photography or poetry once they were on the page. I was running on empty. (more…)