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Speak Life! Life is multi-dimensional and amazing. My desire is to inspire you to see the adventure that life affords us and discover the light in each stage, process and even challenge you find yourself in.  Where does my help come from? It comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth. (Psalm 121:1-2)

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June 1, 2019

Perspective really changes things.  I used to garden extensively when my children were young.  What a chore.  I turned over a  40 by 40 ft space with pitchfork and shovel.  My gardens were so prolific I could can tomatoes into pizza or lasagna sauce and have enough for...

April 12, 2019

The first gathering of salads, radishes and herbs, like a mother about her baby. How could anything so beautiful be mine?  Alice B Toklas

First thinning of radishes made for baby radish greens and tiny little red beauties.  Plus winter-overed parsley and mint along with...

March 15, 2019

The Arboretum is a serene place to walk while learning what grows in the local area you visit or live in.  Below I hope you enjoy photos taken on an early March stroll at the Arboretum in Wilmington in SE North Carolina.  When you visit, why not make an arboretum your...

February 19, 2019

Oh, Paperwhite, spring flower,

On February 14--you bloom early.

Planted in December, late

After the September hurricane.

You are welcome.

I dare to pick you.

Place you in a clear glass,

A bud vase with its gold rim, fitting for you.

Oh, queen of flowers,

Your heavenly aroma,


August 3, 2018

Years ago, my neighbor Nancy gave me a CD of an African group called Ladysmith Black Mambazo. I loved their song called Rain Rain Beautiful Rain. During those dark times after a divorce, I was severely depressed. How refreshing when I heard the songs refrain: ”beautifu...

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About Me

Speak Life!

Welcome to Lookin' Up with Mountainbird. 
My multifaceted site reflects my multifaceted life.  I juggle lay ministry, writing, potting with clay, cooking, art, adventure, and sales/service of insurance, nutritional products and legal service plans.  This makes for many topics to share here.  My focus will be writing, health and wellness, cooking, gardening, nature and anything that inspires.   
My personal history is I am a mother of three grown sons, a former carpenter and professor of English and Education.  Missions and service are passions.  Now I help where I live and advocate two charities:  Children with Hair Loss and  the Anthony J. Falbo Memorial Fund (an art scholarship).  Formerly I served as a short term missionary to Thailand, Haiti, El Salvador and Ghana
Browse around my site and let me know your topic ideas and responses. Perhaps you'd like to be a guest contributor.  Let me know your fave topics or postings.  Formerly from the north but currently a southern gal, I'll say, "Love to hear from y'all--and come back now."


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