Category: Life

Shopkeepers on the Edge of Eternity

01/27/2023 By Gwen

Standing Stones, Dolmen, Menhirs and Cairns… A Megalithic Landscape!
The land here is made of Magic. I look around me at this tumbled landscape of Stone and Mountain, and can almost see the hands of ancient giants at work. It is if they (?) were erecting standing stones and menhirs , or building cairns to guide, amaze and delight all who happen to come upon them. And surely, to remind us just how small and insignificant we are in the grander scheme of things.

If the land weren’t enough, the sky here is made to induce awe. In the daylight, shades of blue from the palest, to hues of such startling intensity as to dizzy the observer. Sunrises and sunsets range from ombre shaded pastels to lemon, orange and strawberry sherberts painted across the sky. And then there are the nights in West Texas, when the Dark Skies are so crowded with stars that it takes your breath away. They are a religious experience for the beholder.

[New] Beginnings

01/19/2023 By Gwen

New Year, New Dreams & Goals
I can’t believe we’re already over half way through January 2023! However, that’s what the calendar is telling me, so I guess I just have to go along.

In order to meet at least one of my goals for this year, I had better get this post written and published. I hope to be more forthcoming and interactive with my online presence this year. That means at least two Posts on this Blog every month.

A Thoughtful New Year

12/30/2022 By Gwen

Looking Forward ~ This is West Texas, and if you weather it, if you survive its harsh and unyielding initiation, you will find that it gets inside you, that you become as volatile and unwavering as this land, and that you Love it with all your Heart and Soul. Now, the question for this New Year and those to come, is how to best serve this beloved place, how to best fit it and to live with it, and to properly honor it at the same time?

I already know that I want us to renew our Intent to Live our Ideals, to continue to promote a more eco-conscious lifestyle, to use packaging and packing materials that lower our impact and reduce our carbon footprint. I want to continue to support organizations, businesses and individuals who support and embody those principles we hold most dear. What I really want to do is to expand this vision of both healing and preserving the Planet, to include more space for Regeneration, for changing our attitudes toward the natural world and the way we [must] interact with it.

Live Local

12/08/2022 By Gwen

This is an edited Repost from last year. The Idea of Shopping and Living Locally is as relevant and important a topic as ever. Happy […]

Only the One Earth…

06/05/2022 By Gwen

World Environment Day June 5th, 2022 I have been getting outside (mostly in my yard— I’m a wannabe permaculture gardener) a bit more since the […]