backyard oasis 

aviv-rachmadian-o2Me9nZchyw-unsplashchimes dreamily crash
sending sweet serenity
assurance of peace


Written by Jennifer A. Fifield
Photo by Aviv Rachmadian on Unsplash

calm reflection 

Jacaranda tree of purple flowerah, I remember!
annual May gray, June gloom
a calm reflection
new lavender blossoms rest
against faded, silver skies


Written by Jennifer A. Fifield

Photo from LuqueStock

Also see the San Diego Union Tribune article, It’s jacaranda season: When purple reigns

33: busylessness

photo-1432691301971-c8b920198bd7Busylessness can be described as living more mindfully, engaging in being “not busy,” and enjoying a life of greater peace and calm.

The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it. – Thich Nhat Hanh

See the full blog series @ The Joyful Path
Italicized quote from Thich Nhat Hanh
Image from Unsplash


photo-1414637104192-f9ab9a0ee249an unexpected,
morning rain

sipping strong coffee
in bed
sleepy, lazy, lovely

flawless clouds of gray
make it dim,
a tiny yellow lamp
lets me see the world

flipping classic pages,
nowhere to be

splashes of moisture
beneath the tires
of cars going by,
ease the busyness

water funneling
through the drain
outside the window,
eases the craziness

the smell of fall
wind not warm
nor cool,
eases the weariness

an unexpected
morning rain
calms the mind


By Jennifer A. Fifield

Image: Unsplash

vital meditation

Re-blogging this one today, along with a quote by Oscar Wilde: “Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.”

books and breezes

3648x2736 uncropped TheAppBuilder-icon-morro-strand-sunset-21nov2008-49.RAWthe body,
less weighted
the mind,
minus clutter

negative energy
released, dismissed
time for
internal healing

make room
for clearer,
more joyful thoughts

a freeing
of the mind
a soul’s detoxification
the smile, reappears…

Jennifer A. Fifield

Image: Unsplash

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