‘ My husband walked a bit further in the forest while I continued to wonder about the rock outlines. He called to me, “come and see.” I walked toward his voice in another grove of pines. A cash register was sitting on the ground. A cash register? Another mystery in the woods. What story would … Continue reading Desires of your Heart Part 3
We left Crested Butte by noon as the hoards of beauty seekers arrive and line up to see the wildflowers. The hordes of people coming to see the famous wildflowers decreased the opportunity to ‘Forest Bathe” I needed to use my five senses to help my heart heal and find out other ways of enjoying … Continue reading Desires of Your Heart Part 2
Spending some thoughtful quiet time in nature recently, I identified where my heart is the most at peace. It is where i go in my head to find joy. It is where I think of Jesus meeting me regularly. It is not easy to find this particular convergence of nature in Colorado and I search … Continue reading Desires of my Heart Part 1
The beauty of the Texas Hill Country wildflowers were our introduction to the two week celebration of Fiesta San Antonio, Texas in April 2023. It was a dry winter but the wild flowers were yellow, red, and white through the fields. Of course, there were patches of bluebonnets, but they were past their prime in … Continue reading Viva Fiesta!!!!
What do you love about a specific flower or a garden? Words sometimes fail to describe overwhelming abundant beauty. The Denver Botanical Garden in June 2023 after unusual Spring rains, is a place of diverse planting and garden scenes. Every path takes you to a different view of well tended gardens. It is a … Continue reading Denver Botanical Garden Delight
Blood Pressure was 188/100 and pulse was 98 when I was seen by a specialist in Denver after waiting five months. Not taking any medication for the previous 10 days allowed them to see the actual symptoms without any interference. I was glad there was a Crash Cart nearby as my neck, back and shoulders … Continue reading Big Challenging Number
Cancellation. Frustration. After waiting four months for my appointment to hopefully get answers from a physician – or least reassurance – for this rapid beating heart, it was cancelled five days before the trip to Denver National Jewish Health. I lost it. Cried on the phone with the scheduler. Ugly cry and how can this … Continue reading Maybe….Disappointment. Devastation.
After a four month break from hiking and writing, I am finally back in Colorado. Perhaps this new physician will find the reason for my inability to hike at altitude without a racing heart rate. Hopeful. Cautiously hopeful. My last walk in Texas is at Fabish Park outside of Brownwood. This 100 year old pecan … Continue reading Walking at Fabulous Fabish
On the last day of 2022, I thank you for following me in the changing environment of DebDays Blog. For years, I have shared my hiking adventures throughout the world. As my health has caused me to change from climbing mountains and high altitude distant hikes to walks and strolls, my writing has also adapted. … Continue reading Beauty Beyond Belief
I always have wanted to hike to Antelope Canyon in Arizona to see the rocks that look like waves – too remote and too restricted. I tried to hike in Zion National Park to the Slot Canyons, but they were filled with fast flowing water on my last visit. A week in Las Vegas allowed … Continue reading Canyons and Waves