Silent Reflections: A Tranquil Moment in Grand Teton National Park A raven is my companion as I sit beside Jackson Lake eclipsed by the magnificent Teton Range. Ripples upon the lake are the only known movement, until the honk of two Canada Geese turns my gaze upwards to catch them flying overhead. Their ruckus causes the […]
Author Archive | Karen B. Shea
What makes a weed a weed? I often ponder this question, especially when spring arrives and the many new shoots begin to sprout up everywhere. By definition a weed is….
The wee morning hours are singular moments of life awakening—each in its own way and on its own terms. Subtleties that, within hours, will meld into a community of motion that turns into day.
Today I sit—book in hand—reflecting on how this came to be. Wondering how my name appears on the cover of a book with a well-known author and shamanic practitioner, and so many other inspirational writers. Pride and astonishment filter through my being…
I sit before this vast wilderness soaking in the untamed beauty that surrounds me. Rising majestically from the ground before me is Open Door—Matriarch of the Valley. Her green rolling hills give way to granite cliffs that give way to a vertical incline speckled with trees that gives way to a shale face that touches […]
Clouds blanketed the sky with the hint of rain to come as this new day beckoned to me for a leisurely walk. As I ventured out into the morning air, a disturbance quickly caught my attention. Two robins, perched upon a split rail fence, shouting their warning call for everyone to hear.
I sit in a forest of green listening to the morning songs of birds’ unseen and the distant drumming of a determined woodpecker. These simple pleasures are a gift from Mother Nature.
I awoke to the sound of raindrops dancing diligently upon the roof accompanied by a soft cool breeze drifting gently through the window below. The smell of autumn hangs in the air. Change is upon us once again. This is the time of year when nature shows us how simple and gentle change can be.
There is a unique quietness that accompanies a subtle rain. It’s as if everything settles in for the cleansing it will bring. I was witness to this this morning on my walk.
There is no doubt these are trying times. Our lives, as we know them, have been turned upside down and in many cases come to a halt. The coronavirus has created a pandemic and a once divided world now has one common goal and mission. Like other parts of the country….