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YAY – beautiful spring day here in Narrowsburg, NY!

I think the cascades of bell flowers popped out all at once! Not sure what this bush is officially called, but it is right along my walkway and outside the cat door.


Lilacs are one of my childhood favorites and this gorgeous little bud is growing right next to the giant pine tree on the edge of the lawn overlooking the Big Eddy of the Delaware River in Narrowsburg, NY.

 

It was almost like I could feel the tiny buds and blooms stretching to face the warmth of today’s glorious sunbeams. Of course I went out with camera in hand. Nature was calling and I couldn’t get outside fast enough. Pretty sure I shot over a hundred photos and will be processing them over then next few weeks. There is an entire new series from today’s inspiration and I can say that it will be quite different from what I’m posting today 😉

~ Debra

New Birthday Giveaways

I’m very happy to share that I’ve repurposed one of my favorite design collections – the Flower of Life Sacred Geometry Astrology Designs!
Right now there are over 20, fun and functional products in my new Society6 Shop.

All 12 signs of the Zodiac are available with the intentionally empowering, Flower of Life Astrology Designs!

And… to celebrate not only the launch of this collection, but also my own Aries birthday on April 12th, I’ve decided that a GIVEAWAY of not one, but two Aries products would be great!

All you have to do to be eligible to win either the Aries Tote Bag or an Aries Metal Travel Mug is ENTER HERE!

PS: I’d be absolutely delighted if you would share this post with any of your horoscope & astrology-friendly friends!

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Flower of Life Astrology Designs are back!

In my ongoing effort to organize my spaces and work flow, I’ve been reviewing and reorganizing thousands of files. In this process I re-discovered my Flower of Life Astrology Designs and was instantly inspired to revive this particular collection based on two main features:  1. All of the designs were created with the intention to share the positive aspects of their respective astrological sign which is layered over and within the powerful pattern of the ancient Flower of Life. 2. Millions of people are interested in the astrological interpretations and insights of their astrological birth alignments so, I’ll be sharing info & insights from my favorite astrologers throughout the year.

That said, I would like to not only re-introduce the Flower of Life Astrology Designs on this first day of Spring in my birth sign of Aries, I would also like to announce…

THE FIRST* ‘FLOWER OF LIFE ASTROLOGY DESIGN’ GIVEAWAY!

On April 12th (which just happens to be my birthday) I’ll be giving away not one, but two ARIES Flower of Life designs, one is on a Travel Mug and one is on a Tote Bag.
These are both from my new Society6 shop  – in case you absolutely can not wait for the Giveaway Drawing or you just want to see all of the designs and dozens of great products.

You can ENTER THE GIVEAWAY RIGHT NOW ON THIS PAGE.

I’ll be sharing more about the positive aspects of each sign in future blog posts, but for now I just wanted to tell you about the GIVEAWAYS!

*There will be GIVEAWAY PRODUCTS that feature designs from all TWELVE SIGNS and once you ENTER your name/email will be included in every drawing!

 

Red-Shouldered Hawk in Golden Morning Light

Looked out over the Delware River to the perch tree about 8:30 this morning and saw this golden glow on a Red-Shouldered Hawk that was surveying the Big Eddy landscape. Never cease to be amazed and inspired by my surroundings… by nature!
– Debra

This gorgeous bird of prey was glowing in the morning sun on the popular eagle perch high above the Delaware River. Apparently surveying the Big Eddy for breakfast options. I am so blessed to have this daily view. Took the photos still in my cozy zebra robe and before first cup of coffee because I know too well that a photo opp like this can be gone in seconds.

Hope you enjoy this bit of my morning wildlife inspiration. And here’s the article where I learned a bit more about Red-Shouldered Hawks: http://www.conservewildlifenj.org/species/spotlight/redshouldered/

Two more photos – a bit blurry, but remember, no coffee, still in wakeup mode and the hawk is flying off the branch…

Flower of Life Pisces Astrology Design

Flower of Life PISCES Astrology Design on Throw Pillow by Debra Cortese Designs

This PISCES Flower of Life Astrology Design along with eleven more Signs of the Zodiac are now available on 20 different products in Debra’s Society6 Shop.

PISCES – February 19 – March 20

What’s Your Sign used to be a prelude to, or an actual pickup line. Maybe it still is, but at my age, I’d probably answer that I’m a triple Aries which, if you are familiar with the basic traits of the different signs, would immediately indicate that you should leave now or be forever entranced, or tormented, depending upon your own planetary alignments.

from Google search:
The most compatible signs with Pisces are generally considered to be Taurus, Cancer, Scorpio and Capricorn. The least compatible signs with Pisces are generally considered to be Gemini and Sagittarius.

According to a very well-worn astrology book that has been in my library since the early1980’s, Pisceans are exceptionally intuitive, among the kindest and most compassionate people in the Zodiac. They are true humanitarians, are often artistic, and they have a natural aptitude for psychic communication.The information continues to thoroughly describe aspects of the Pisces personality and traits as they interact with each of the twelve houses of the zodiac.

I’ve always been interested in astrology and to me it is yet another aspect of the great wonders of nature. The spectacular and infinite space, stars, sun, moon, planets, galaxies and black ‘wholes’ surrounding our planet often represent vast unknown, mysterious other worlds, and just as easily, can be considered as an extension of the energetic waves of our entire universe.

I’ve intentionally used the ancient Flower of Life pattern as a grounding and empowering base for each of the twelve astrology signs. Each individual sign has also been created by consciously aligning with the major known aspects of its positive strengths and attributes.
My intention in creating these designs is twofold. First I would like you to enjoy their vibrant colors and patterns and second, if you choose, your Flower of Life Astrology Design can be used as a daily meditation mandala to assist you with staying focused on what is wanted in your life.

ARIES Flower of Life Astrology Design Throw Pillow by Debra Cortese Designs
Watch for my next post featuring ARIES…
Hmmn, maybe I should have a guest writer for this one!

~ Debra

 

 

PS: I’m a dedicated proponent of the Law of Attraction especially via Abraham-Hicks, the Power of Positive Thinking, Like Attracts Like, Thoughts Become Things and more.

To see all of the Flower of Life Astrology Designs and product options, visit my shop HERE.

If you have any questions, you can always reach me HERE.

#StandingRock #WaterProtectors 2.22.17

 

This Delaware River Rock Totem represents the Power of Nature to guide and contain the magnificence of the life fluid of our planet. Today, February 22, 2017 this River Rock Totem is shared to keep watch over the Water Protectors and the Water Destroyers.

Mother Earth provides all of resources – focus on what is wanted for the health of all.