Magical paths, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you new words for nature, magical paths, reading revolution, wisdom and a special car service. Magical Paths This article is full of so much beauty I had a hard time picking which photo to share. I would love to walk any of these beautiful tunnels, nestled in the warmth of…

Perseides Meteor Shower, poetry

Magic Nights

Magic Nights magic moments stir the night skies on fire with glorious light cosmic visitors streak across the sky wonder filling my heart and third eye ~ Those of us in the Northern Hemisphere were treated to three nights of magic in the skies last week. The Perseid Meteor Shower visited in full force with comet…

Siloam Springs Water Park

Water Park Play

Water Park Play I’ve been talking about wanting to play and finally did on Saturday. I spent the day at a new water park in Siloam Springs, Arkansas called both Siloam Springs Kayak Park and Fishers Ford Whitewater Park. This city park was designed to be a fun place for families, kids and water enthusiasts…

natural pools, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you poetry slam, selfless giving, natural pools, storm chasing and storytelling. Unseen Connections My first time going to a slam poetry performance was very enlivening. Some of the performers stirred me more than others, especially those whose message or passion struck a chord. Maybe one day I’ll perform a poem…

surrender, life

Surrender to Life

Surrender to Life I’ve been reading a great book by Mark Nepo called The Endless Practice. In Mark’s view, we never stop having challenges and opportunities to move into more alignment with life. Life keeps nudging us along, asking us to be more attuned to our “center of aliveness.” The place within that is connected…

hummingbird, poem, joy

Hello Sweetness

Hello Sweetness flowers beckoning wings hovering in the air sipping sweet nectar ~ hummingbird visits awaken blissful feelings dancing in my heart ~ Hummingbird photo from Facebook, Guia de Jardinia page. I’m grateful that hummingbirds are visiting my yard and flowers daily. I tried to capture their joyful dance with my cellphone. Here’s a poor…

lunchbox letters, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you earth guardians, passion, gift economy, love notes and suspended groceries! Earth Guardians Xiuhtezcatl Martinez is a 14-year-old “indigenous, environmental, eco hip hop artist and activist” who wants to change the world. His dedication led to starting Earth Guardians to empower young people to get involved in earth activism. I…

Fayetteville Farmer's Market

Growing Green with Urban Farms

Growing Green with Urban Farms The urban farm movement is growing. :) Thankfully, we have a strong network of farmers, markets, non-profits and citizens involved in creating a better supply of regional food. I love how many schools, homes and businesses are adding gardens, not just for show, but for food, adaptability and helping cultivators…

cuckoo bird by Belen Soto, poetry Brad Volz

One Flew Over the Cuckoo

One Flew Over the Cuckoo another day in paradise happily flitting and flopping no flying for this crazy old bird but he sure knows how to play ~ come close and he might kiss your cheek or peck your derriere! you never know with Charlie he’s one flew over the cuckoo ~ I was way…

baby, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you clean cities, uplifting photos, home grown forests, help for the homeless and healing with forgiveness. Calgary Leads the Way Calgary is becoming one of the leading edge cities for clean energy. They’ve not only built one of the first LRT that runs on wind energy, but planned their community around clean…