Tag Archives: Stacy Boorn

Alaska Reflection 1 – Bear Wisdom: Protect, Nurture, Empower

With a handful of other photographers, I stood on the banks of the Silver Salmon River at Lake Clark National Park in Alaska, tracking a grizzly sow and her two cubs through my camera’s viewfinder.  The cubs, with relentless, whining … Continue reading

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July Post 1 – Change and transformation makes us beautiful.

    A love for butterflies leads many people to invest in the beautiful Pipevine plant. This plant with its large heart-shaped leaves serves as a host to California Pipevine Swallowtail Butterflies in all their life stages. Most Caterpillars rely on … Continue reading

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June Week 1 – Protea: the joy of spirit gone wild!

I was first introduced to a native of South Africa in California arboretums. The flower is known as Leucospermum in the scientific world. It is part of the Proteaceae plant family. For me, this blossom, commonly known as a Pincushion … Continue reading

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May Post 4 – She is Tall, She is Old, She is Awesome!

Last week I drove 300 miles to buy a bookmark, one I had seen at the ranger station gift shop in Prairie Creek State Park. I could probably have purchased it in the National Park store here in the city, … Continue reading

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April post 2 – Blooming the orange-gold smiles

Beautiful is the red crimson columbine like a fire cracker ablaze in the forest Dancing to a mellow tempest Blooming the orange-gold smiles of the unfolding spring Edging the roadside of wonder and bringing joy to the soul of earth … Continue reading

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April Post 1 – Calla Lily of our Soul – Julian of Norwich

One of my favorite mystics is Julian of Norwich (England) who lived from 1343 to 1416. Although voluntarily confined to a small, cell-like room called an “anchorage” in the courtyard of the church from which she took her name, she … Continue reading

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Abstract images in weathered paint remind me of Diebenkorn!

Many diverse images caught my eye and imagination this past week. Some were found in the details of boat bottoms in the commercial and sport fishing fleet docked in Princeton Harbor.  The stories contained in the peeling paint and rusting … Continue reading

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March – Every spring is a miracle around and within us!

While growing up in Schenectady, New York, I experienced dramatic changes as the seasons moved from winter to spring. Winter was a time when the landscape was blanketed in white frigid snow leaving dormant almost everything underneath. Every year the … Continue reading

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February week 3 – explosive new shapes and possibilities.

In 1958, just a few years after graduating from Princeton, Frank Stella began his groundbreaking “black paintings.” These austere works were composed of parallel stripes determined by the proportions of the canvas and the width of the paintbrush. They had … Continue reading

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Touching the soul of the earth with Hildegard von Bingen

These days we need to strengthen our spirituality so we can be the “change-makers” necessary for the well-being of this world and its people.  For me, spirituality is a life-path filled with practices that build up, enhance and release our … Continue reading

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