Magical Moment Mondays: Cicadas and Crickets

Although it is September, we are having August-like weather and all the critters know it! The sound of cicadas and crickets is so loud I would describe it as a roar. I have always appreciated the sounds of nature (see The sensations of water) and their impact on me. They serve as both background andContinue reading “Magical Moment Mondays: Cicadas and Crickets”

Magical Moment Mondays: Lighthouses

Lighthouses are such wonderful beacons of light, both figuratively and literally. Last week I was lucky to visit the land of lighthouses—Maine. I was there to perform a wedding so my husband Andy and I took advantage of the trip to explore the mid-coast area near Rockport, Maine. Exploring the lighthouses was an obvious choiceContinue reading “Magical Moment Mondays: Lighthouses”

Magical Moment Mondays: Hiking Up On High

There is nothing as spectacular and magical as a view from way up high. Last weekend Andy and I had the pleasure of going for a wonderful hike with our friend Eric. Eric has made this particular hike over a 100 times (and twice earlier that day) but Andy and I were virgins to thisContinue reading “Magical Moment Mondays: Hiking Up On High”

Magical Moment Mondays: Flea Markets

Last Saturday I was fortunate to attend the Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck, NY. The experience was indeed magical. Our friend Jon joined my husband and me for the day’s festivities that began with a yummy full breakfast (including a decadent walnut sticky bun) at The Village Diner in nearby Red Hook, NY. Then weContinue reading “Magical Moment Mondays: Flea Markets”

Magical Moment Mondays: Wind Chimes

One of the benefits of the recent stormy weather (see Magical Moment Mondays: Thunderstorms) is that there has been more wind. And more wind means more wind chimes. I love the calming sound of wind chimes swaying in the breeze. The random element of the notes in perfect tones caresses me like no other songContinue reading “Magical Moment Mondays: Wind Chimes”