At the end of August 2005, we sought out to finding a new home/sanctuary. Our home in Southern California was being encroached upon by 90 McMansions and we decided it was time to move on. Wishlist in hand, we flew to Washington to look at several pieces of property – we arrived at the first place and immediately felt a BELONGING. It was unnecessary to view any others, as I felt I was home and by Fall 2006, we were moving in. The joyful prospect of reaching a land teeming with Elk, fish, birds, a changing of seasons and the elements of the Wind and the Water, eased the hardship of the journey. The destination found better circumstances and the finding of our true homeland, radically changing our attitudes and resolving to start new lives, in every way. Destined towards “Wind River Ranch”, the place of our ancestors’ wisdom and guidance. We will co-create this land to becoming an oracle for seeking guidance or the silence from Nature and the Spirit helpers, which we will reside here with, respectfully. We are grateful for what the land produces, appreciate when Nature takes her fair share, and are thankful for each day we are blessed to serve the land, the river, and the wildlife.
I wrote this poem when I was about 8 years old, unaware at the time that it was a premonition of a goal that I would attain 40 years later…
I awoke this morning, the sky was so clear
I gave a yawned stretch and then a sneer
I saw twin fawns aside the pond lake
Then a black and yellow-striped water snake
A beaver pair busy chewing and gathering logs
As water lily leaves glisten with tiny tree frogs
Squirrel babies frolicking under the sun’s light
While spiders are weaving webs for prey’s invite
Eagle’s flight shadow shows through the trees
As the west wind blows a refreshing spring breeze
Leaves that quiver with blossoms of fruit soon to be
Butterflies dancing life atop colors, so carefree
Life abounds if we open our eyes and look
Its the stuff dreams are made of Nature’s Source book.
Thank you for visiting “Wind River Ranch”, we’re hopeful you visit again soon!