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#WeekendCoffeeShare Desert Retreat

February 25, 2018 4 Comments

DHS, CA

DHS, CA

If we were having coffee I would invite you to sit poolside under a shade structure to sip some hot coffee or tea. Today is the last day of my spa vacation at one of my favorite destinations, Desert Hot Springs, California.  Join me as I completely relax here before driving back to Tucson tomorrow.  This week has exceeded my expectations.  The weather cleared to make my drive smooth and easy. I zipped across the desert with almost the entire highway to myself.  My room has a view facing the mountains, which I love.  It has snowed in the higher elevations, which makes the  peaks stunningly dramatic, especially at sunrise and sunset.

My spa routine involves a very early morning dip in the pools to exercise and stretch before the rest of the hotel guests start to get up and move about.  It is dreamy to have all the pools to myself while the water is still in the shade.  I come back to the water for a couple of hours at the end of the day while the sun sets.  I had a couple of spa services, and went to Palm Springs (about 15 miles from here) to go to my favorite restaurant, do a little shopping, and attend an event. This is an ideal restorative break in my mind.  I have no agenda, and follow my own personal whims.  I have traveled all over the world with groups, family, and friends.  Each group experience has a different fun aspect.  Solo travel, however, is really my cup of tea.  This hot spring, and this tiny funky town, is my ideal place to recreate.  I will drive back to Tucson today, stopping on the way to see an old friend who is in Quartzite, AZ for the gem show.  This will round out my time off with a touch of social activity.  I feel completely refreshed to return to work and household chores tomorrow.  This retreat has restored my well being and good mood. My spa retreat is a total success.

DHS, CA

DHS, CA

I have been slipping into a very lazy spell with this blog, writing very little.  I hope I have rebooted my brain with some new ideas to bring forward during my stay here.  I want to get back to a daily writing practice, which I love.  I want to write more poetry and some short fiction, which requires time and practice.  Taking this time to get perspective has brought to my attention that writing is one of my major thrills in life, so I need to put regular practice into developing it.  I have not been to this coffee party for a while, so I look forward to hearing how you are doing with your writing.  I hope you have not been in a slump like me.  So, join me in the bubbly champagne pool, and let’s order another round of coffee.  This is the perfect place to catch up on what is new with you.  I have a few hours before I drive home.

#weekendcoffeeshare

#weekendcoffeeshare

 

Please join this weekly digital coffee feast, hosted by Eclectic Ali.  Read write, or add your comments here. Thanks, Ali, for inviting us all to the table.

 

 

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Desert Wind

February 23, 2018 4 Comments

desert color

desert color

The wind blows down from the mountains at daybreak
The treetops sway while birds take off to hunt for prey
The sky is full of wings, soaring and circling above
The small creatures hide in hopes of living another day
We take the water, brew the tea, sip it on the balcony
Nature’s law seems so remote while we live this way

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Arizona Highways #NaPoWriMo

April 7, 2017 1 Comment

Riding in the red Mustang down Arizona Highways in the spring
Psychedelic colors flash like cartoons across the landscape
Brightly blooming trees and cacti light up the desert and sing
Mysterious, haunting, and otherworldly, it is here we can escape
Taking in the wonders of nature, we heal our weary souls
Retreating into the beauty of the season we are made whole

We run with the roadrunners and hum with the hummingbirds

 

 

Please ride the poetry train this April at #NaPoWriMo.  You are invited to contribute, read, comment, or participate in some of the many contests happening this month.  You can follow both #GloPoWriMo and #NaPoWriMo on social media to discover more poets.

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