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The Storks are back in town


I remember taking this picture on a warm summer evening. Walking “The wall”  in Rothenburg o.d.T. near my home in Germany,  this medieval romantic beauty holds a special spot in my heart. The sun was setting and casting a warm golden glow over the cityscape. Alpenglow, my favorite time of day, when all outlines become soft and the harshness fades. When the light becomes warm and shadows vanish, when the flat turns into magical shades of orange and red. It’s also one of my favorite times to shoot pictures.

A stork was nesting on a tall rooftop near one of the many churches and I loved the added whimsical touch it gave to this picture. Storks are common in Germany and you can see in the picture that some of the rooftops boast a wrought iron round wheel that becomes the base of the nests. The nest of a stork can be found high up in the sky, safe from many pretators as they return year after year back to their old nesting grounds. 

On a trip through the country with my Mom in 2015, we counted over 50 storks and it became a game of who could spot the next one first. She had a slight advantage of course as I was driving and had to watch out for other things besides storks, but that’s ok. By the way, Mom is back at home from the hospital and I will catch up with her to tomorrow. I am still unsure what tests were performed, for what reason and what the findings were. I’m hopeful to find out more (good news) tomorrow and take comfort in the meantime that she was released. Thank you so much for all of your well wishes, healing thoughts and prayers for Mom. Xoxoxo

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I'm a dreamer and hopeless romantic who believes that there is always a silver lining to everything. Now, inspired by the simple life, I have learned that less is more and that we find magic all around us if we take the time to notice. Life is a journey and a process that is ever changing. We are constantly evolving in the matter of who we are as we align our stars and shed a past no longer in line with our highest self. I don't easily fit conventional norms, not because I'm a rebel, but because of resenting the pull that threatens to take me away from my true beliefs and my unique personal identity. I support the power of "Choice" and the ability for us to be the architects of our own lives. Some of these choices should have something a little wild about them as they form the moments that forever stay edged in our memory and make our hearts beat with wonder. Nobody will remember the ordinary. For myself, I'm a warrior who has fallen many times, who has gone through trails an tribulations and who is no stranger to adversity. After all, my choice remains clear, to get back up and stand stronger than ever. To recognize that it often takes our darkest moments to mold us into who we were meant to be. I have learned to trust the process and stay positive through the challenges. I trust it to be the only way to prevent my heart from hardening and allowing bitterness to creep in. I believe in the power of "NOW" as it is the only moment we truly ever have. The past is gone, unchangeable and the future hasn't happened yet. All we can impact is the current moment. Everything starts with a choice and hopefully with one that has something wild about it and may even scare you to death to execute. DO IT...I promise you won't regret it. This blog is my voice to share my Journey. If I could describe this adventure in short, I would call it "Spiritual awakening" with a yearning for "Freedom" and going after the things that truly matter. To seek a less complicated life that is stripped down from the many obligations and responsibilities that often tie us down. For me it is a life free of rules and regulations, one that allows me to escape the must expectations while jumping off the hamster wheel that is spinning faster all the time. To be on my own time and live each day to the fullest, to make it all slow down by banishing routine and unleashing my creativity/artistic values in an effort to entertain whatever subject comes to mind. And if lucky, to perhaps offer a different view to my readers, one that speaks to your soul vs. the demands of what society might expect. It is one that empowers you to be your unique self and follow the beat of your own drum. I am dreaming big as I trail blaze the path to a new life and becoming a storyteller. I find my inspiration in the little things in life, in Mother Nature and on the trail that provides the adventures and the backdrop for a book someday. My hope is to inspire "Courage" in others who might find themselves on the brink of taking that first step. This blog serves as a foundation for my collection of personal thoughts, opinions and experiences and by no means am I an expert on any topics mentioned. To my readers I would say that the universe connects us by a common thread, we all search and we all have something to say. We don't always have to meet in person to share a strong bond and people enter our path for a reason. Some stay for a short time and serve their purpose, while others teach us a lesson and help us become stronger through experience. And a few special ones remain as the treasures we hold dear over a lifetime and touch our hearts beyond means. In whatever way we are meant to be, I thank you for crossing my path and for stopping by. I hope that I have left you inspired, full of wonder and with a few "Wild Choices" to make....Hugs XO

18 thoughts on “The Storks are back in town

  1. You always present such amazing images. My aunt had lived for a year in Germany and my family has a German background, so it always made me want to visit. Hopefully someday. 🙂

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      1. Will you take me to that Castle in Bavaria – Neuschwanstein Castle, right? Maybe I can be a REAL princess? 😛

        I’m glad you’re my friend. 🙂

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