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Ode to Grace and Frankie

Diane Neldon

Ode to Grace and Frankie

Grace and Frankie, Netflix original series, is one of my favorite shows.  If you haven’t seen it, well you must because you are missing out of something truly amazing.  It is a show that I love to watch to laugh and feel good.  Which is a bit strange as it is about two beautiful woman who’s lives have been totally pulled out from underneath them and having to rely on each other and their own strengths to find their way.  They have help from the ones who put them in this situation and their children, friends and new loves along...

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Cholla Cactus the Beauty of the Desert

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Cholla Cactus the Beauty of the Desert

  Since we are wanderers and gatherers we find beauty and inspiration on our journeys.  The Cholla Cactus was our inspiration.  The cholla (pronounced choy-a) is perhaps the most feared and hated cacti in the southwest desert.  It is also known as the “jumping cactus”.  If you have ever brushed up against one you will know why.   There is also beauty in this plant as well.  With over 20 species many of which has beautiful flowers.  Just look don’t touch.   The living plant also provides food and water for desert livestock and wild animals.  Even the cactus wren builds their...

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The Power of Purple

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The Power of Purple

The calm stability of blue and the fierce energy of red combine to create the color purple. Purple is one of the three secondary colors. As a combination of red and blue it is neither warm nor cool. The color purple is a rare occurring color in nature and as a result is often seen as having sacred meaning. Purple is also associated with royalty, nobility, luxury, power and ambition. And represents meaning of wealth, extravagance, creativity, wisdom, dignity, grandeur, devotion, peace, pride, mystery, independence and magic. Purple has a variety of effects on the mind and body, including uplifting...

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