In the ancient Sanskrit language it means “transition”.


Labor Day Weekend marks the beginning of the transition, in this part of the world, from summer to fall. Some of us resist the idea of giving up on the long warm days while other’s plunge forward into autumn’s cool changes. I personally fall into that first category trying to hold on to every sunbeam & drop of warm lake water. But the art of Yoga would instruct us to simply be fully present in each moment, to stay just where we are, without judgment.  Yoga also encourages us to live intentionally, with gratitude for each experience.  So I’m trying…to experience each moment that comes along & be grateful for it.

In that spirit I offer you –

The Top 10 Best Things About Torch Lake This Summer!

DSC00764The blues of the water as the light plays on the lake – ever changing, always breathtaking.



Sunsets – different show every night.


DSCN1393Shavasana – om shanti, shanti, shanti.



The laughter of my friends – sometimes in spite of life events.


1044Zack’s eyes – border collie of my heart.



Swimming in that cool, clear water.



Clean, fresh, line-dried sheets – mmmm.



Thunderstorms – simply addicted to the power & energy.


DSC00017Deep cleansing breaths – thanks to a fabulous yoga instructor named Amie Elve.



The Milky Way each clear night – better than counting sheep & the best way to insure a sound sleep.


Go ahead, add to this list or better yet, make your own…

Want to share it? Just send it along, I’d love to see it.

Me…I’m off to share some more of that friendly laughter!!!!

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About Diane

a long time lover of all things aquatic...swimming, sailing, kayaking, snorkeling...if it involves water...I'm in. Add traveling, snowshoeing in the winter, gardening in the spring, & lots of fresh air & sunshine. Blend with cooking, crafting, great friends & my Border Collie Zack. Toss in some sweet beekeeping. Mix in a couple of great books, my camera, clean notebook paper, & a cool pen & you pretty much have a picture of me. My friends tell me I should also add..."once a teacher...always a teacher".
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