Gems 3.35

I hope you’re having a beautiful day. ♡
The theme for May is “fear” and, its opposite, “love.”


Photo by Niki Flow.  Created with PicsArt.  Instagram filter “LowFi.”

Update:  May 8, 2017

There are people in my life who are brave on a daily basis.  These people remind me that I can be brave — that I always have been.

Under1000skies resumed daily posts today and will continue hopefully until I’m long gone.  This is my golden bowl, and this work is vital.

The pain, every day upon waking; the knowledge that, after 402 days, my son Benjamin Archer is still missing; — these will not be undone by hiding, numbing, or distracting.  After all, “Life is about using the whole box of crayons.”  Even the storm colors.


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☼ GEMS 1.25 ☼

I hope you’re having a beautiful day. ♡
“The Road to Rivendell” Day 9/28

Gems 1.25

Photo Copyright © Chip Haldane 2015. All rights reserved. Used with permission. Limited copyright.  Please do not disseminate. Thank you!


Bag End to Rivendell

Miles 147-163*

*Milestones based on The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien and The Atlas of Middle Earth by Karen Fonstad


“No half-hardheadedness and no worldly fear must
turn us aside from following the light unflinchingly.”
-J.R.R. Tolkien

The 1st Annual KindSpring Eowyn Challenge

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Gems 1.1.1 - 1Sept2015

Gems 1.1.1 – September 1, 2015 “Silence is the language of God. All else is poor translation.” -Rumi. Photo by Niki Flow.

Gems 1.1.2 - 1Sept2015

Gems 1.1.2 – September 1, 2015 “Be empty of worrying. Think who created thought! Why do you stay in prison when the door is so wide open?” -Rumi. Photo by Niki Flow.

Gems launched today on Facebook!

Here’s our “About” blurb.