Moments, Mothers, and Wildflowers

Hawaii_2 156Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the moments that take your breath away. (Author Unknown)

Today I want to write about Wildflowers.  The 2nd week of May is Wildflower Week, which is appropriate, since it’s also Mother’s Day on Sunday (mothers and flowers go together well).

When I lived in Las Vegas, I took a class on Wildflowers and we went out on field trips Continue reading

Chasing Storms in Zion

2005 zion flood3Zion National Park is probably my favorite place on earth.  I know there are places bigger and grander (like Yosemite and Yellowstone), but Zion, even though small compared to those, has more CONCENTRATED beauty jammed into that little area of southern Utah than any other place I know.

My grandparents lived in a little town half an hour from Zion.  I went there all the time as a kid…so I’m a little biased.  Zion is heaven to me…and if you want to be my friend, you’ll agree.  Once when we drove through, one of my young kids asked, “Why do you like this place, Mom?  It’s just a desert.”

I was flabbergasted and wondered if my child had been switched with another at birth…for MY children should LOVE Zion.

I forgave her for her insensitive thoughts…and over the years, I’m happy to say, she has matured and now LOVES Zion.  Little kids sometimes say the darnedest things. Continue reading