Taking the Train

His family immigrated to the United States, fleeing violence caused by the Mexican Revolution. Born in 1912 in a cave on this side of the Texas border, my grandfather, Sixto Zubiate, was a confident, industrious man who seemingly responded to adversity as an opportunity for growth. With little more than a fourth grade education and … More Taking the Train


Making A Mark

I’ve contemplated this photo for some time, allowing myself to dive into a sea of gratitude for all those jewels of wisdom that have made a mark in my life, words that have shaped my thoughts and actions hopefully in a positive way.  A few of my favorites are listed below. “When we get to … More Making A Mark

Happy Siblings Day!

We’ve been together many times since this gathering in 2012, where we all took turns racing down the hill on my nephew’s plasma car, but I think these shots accurately reflect our personalities.  We each bring different gifts to the table, but, oh, is that table abundant!  I am very grateful for my sisters and … More Happy Siblings Day!

Christmas on Nebo

With presents opened and food prep for a fabulous Yuletide meal complete, a Christmas Day trek was deemed an excellent way to spend the unseasonably warm afternoon.  We traded tacky Christmas socks for sensible hiking shoes and headed to the Mt. Nebo State Park. The second oldest state park in Arkansas, Mt. Nebo offers fourteen … More Christmas on Nebo

Throwback Thursday – Photo Ops at Garvan Woodland Gardens

There are a plethora of Christmas photo ops at Garvan Woodland Gardens, including lots of colorful arches….. and even a fanciful steam engine! Santa is always casually posed on this bench, hoping to be a part of a wonderful holiday memory! But my favorite has to be the simple beauty of white lights on a … More Throwback Thursday – Photo Ops at Garvan Woodland Gardens

Happy Thanksgiving!

I’m thankful, so thankful For small gifts that come my way Encouraging me to live In the moment, in today. Like a radiant smile Or words of affirmation A great story imparting wisdom An uplifting conversation. I’m thankful, so thankful For abundant beauty, inside and out Reveling in its many forms Is what life is all about. … More Happy Thanksgiving!