Taking it all in..............

My Happy Birthday message from Stephen:

We know ourselves to be made from this Earth. We know this Earth is made from our bodies. For we see ourselves and we are nature. We are nature seeing nature. We are nature with a concept of nature. Nature weeping. Nature speaking to nature. The Redwinged Blackbird flies within us, in our inner sight. We see the arc of her flight. We measure the ellipse. We predict its climax. We are amazed................We fly.
May you see the Redwinged Blackbird within you!

*This photo was taken last weekend when Cody and I went to Roan Mountain. This hike was to the top of Carver's Gap which happened to be extremely popular last weekend. I could definitely see why once we reached the top. We surely plan to go back and explore a little further sometime soon.


  1. Thank you so very much, you're the best!

  2. Stephen never ceases to amaze me. This is why I love him so much.

    When I re-read this poem he wrote on your b-day card, I was once again reminded of the beauty he holds within his heart.

    I am in total bliss and very thankful for these small affirmations.