About the Photo

I change the photos at the beginning of the blog from time to time. I’ve chosen them to remind myself that the world is larger than ritual abuse and is filled with serenity and beauty.

Just spent the whole afternoon trying to upload a wonderful winter photograph that my friend Rishi sent me. I am totally frustrated and once more it seems like my computer hates me. It teases me by allowing me to do something with ease, and then the next time makes it impossible. Nothing to do with me, of course – I couln’t possibly have forgotten the steps in a couple of short months.

So here is a picture I took out of the train window going from Anchorage to Fairbanks on the last trip I took before the pandemic. Search for “Alaska” on the blog and you will find two posts about the trip. Lots of photos, including Northern Lights and an outhouse we had to use in thirty degree below zero weather.

I’m happy that my last big trip was a great adventure, sad that this will be the third year of the pandemic and it looks like my adventures in 2022 will be confined to going to the dentist and the eye doctor. I was hoping to snorkel someplace nice and warm but I doubt if that is in the cards.

Meanwhile, it has been raining a lot here in Northern California and the reservoirs are starting to fill up again. The drought surely is not over but it is a joy to hear the rain on the roof and to know that the thirsty plants and animals are getting all the water they want to drink. There are rainbows, too, but no thunderstorms so far.

And guess what! In the dead of winter, camelias and bouganvillea and yarrow are blooming in my garden. Grouchy as I am today, I am filled by the knowledge that I am surrounded by beauty.

8 thoughts on “About the Photo

  1. I love fall leaves and this has always been my favorite color of leave in the fall. I raise awareness and do alternative healing in our world. I have been hit by so much darkness in this past decade because of the work I do. And red and orange have significant meaning for the dark side (shows allegiance to satanism/luciferianism) so I have drawn back from wearing them and they use to be my best as well as favorite colors.

    You helped me remember why I loved that shade of red so much. And I only thought of the intensity of that shade on that leaf . . . gorgeous breath taking nature and there is nothing like making the time and spending time with our Creator out amidst this kind of thing in nature dreaming my dreams awake.

    Love this!!! Thank You!


    1. Glad you enjoyed the leaves! I tell myself that Satanists and other sadists steal and pervert things that belong to all of us. Colors, jewels, holidays, etc. They like to think they own those things and that they have ruined them. Its good to remember that they are deluded!


  2. I just realized the comments don’t match the photo of the moment! Doesn’t matter, everything I posted is beautiful (I think) and your comments are all so nice.


  3. this photo reminds me of the Badlands in South Dakota on the Pine Ridge Lakota Reservation… only they are more stark than this photo… I love the beauty, and I love the selfie… take care my friend and thank you for sharing…


  4. Sometimes my life feels as if there is no time for me to enjoy things such as the beautiful colors of fall. Usually just drive by and look, but to get out and touch them or smell the fall air would be really cool. Im working on getting out more today. thanks for sharing and for your posts.


  5. I love the calmness of the water. It is something we all long for, calmness and to reflect the peace we receive as our healing progresses….
    I feel as if I can sit and stare at it for hours as I desperately need some calmness in my soul.


  6. It is so true; about serenity and beauty. We sometimes forget that there are so many beautiful things out there.
    Thank you for sharing it.


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