Category Archives: On the Bog

Friendly ChitChat
On the Bog (with Kat, Bear, & Wogs)

Chatting with Friends. On the Bog. Mary Kate Kopec. Love and Big Hugs!

Happy Chatting with Friends!

Recent winter days had been gray, blustery, and teeth-chatteringly cold On the Bog.  So, when the sun popped through the clouds, bringing brightness and cheer, our adventuring trio, Kat, Bear, and Wogs, set out for an afternoon trek through the windblown, ice-crusty snow, looking for some fun and friends!

The sound of Bear’s sled carving a path through the snow was its own kind of hypnotic, relaxing delight.  Kat and Wogs soon found themselves humming in time with their rhythmic footfalls crunching deeply into the snow; Bear happily purred along in accompaniment.

Squeech and Tookie joined in, chirping with mirth while flitting and zipping from the trees to the bogtails, playing and munching in delight!

They were quite the happy little harmony!  It was simply wonderful being outside with nature!

Through the distance, the echo of their sunny enjoyment floated back to them, getting louder and louder until Kat, Bear, and Wogs realized they were being approached.

Friends emerged from a tree-lined path on the other side of the Bog.  It was Sandy and Sweet Samson out for their own adventurous sled-riding trek!

Pausing On the Bog, Kat, Bear, Wogs, Sandy, and Sweet Samson all waved hello and stopped for some exciting chitty chat!

What heartwarming happiness it is seeing and being seen.  Hearing and being heard. 

Chit chatting.  Connecting.  Being Friends.  Sharing kindness and love.

They all laughed about their perfect timing and hoped to see each other again soon!

Kat (giddy for seeing friendly faces):  Ohmigosh Sandy, Sweet Samson, how lovely to see you!

Wogs (smiling big)How are you both?  Having a fantastic adventure today?

Sandy (overjoyed for bumping into friends)We’re good!  How wonderful to find you out here!

Bear (jovially flicker-swishing his tail and thinking cool sled of Sweet Samson’s ride):  Mrow!

Sweet Samson (waving his curly tail and thinking cool sled of Bear’s ride):  Mrow!

You are precious and unique, like a snowflake. Mary Kate Kopec. Love and Big Hugs.

Friendships, Relationships, & Connection

Hello Precious-Hearts!

I hope you are happy, healthy, safe, and well today!  May the bright and healing light of the stars, the universe, and the heavens above speedily bring you any of these you are lacking!

Let's have a quick share about connection and connecting today!

Our relationships with ourselves, our friends, our families, ... all the people in our lives near and far, ... these relationships ... these connections ... are what we make of them and allow them to be in our lives.

They can love us, support us, hold us, empower us.  They can help us move mountains uphill.  They can be the light in the darkness, and the strength when we are weak.

They influence who we are and who we are becoming!

I invite you to connect with yourself today.  Be your own best friend (There's no one in this world you will spend more time with than  you, so loving and being kind to you is wonderful and powerful!).

I also invite you to connect with a friend or loved one today!  Someone you can share goodness with.  Someone you will feel brightened by, and someone you can help feel brightened by you!

Connection through friendship with yourself and with those you love ... it's a beautiful, life-brightening goodness! 

Thank you for being here with me today!  Thank you for connecting with me!  Thank you for sharing this precious time together!

I love you BIG!  Hugging you even BIGGER!

Tower Garden by Juice Plus+. Mary Kate Kopec. Love and Big Hugs!

There’s a Dragonfly on Me!
On the Bog (with Kat, Bear, & Wogs)

There’s a Dragonfly on Me!!! Bear sat absolutely still, only daring to slant his eyes to the crook of his tail to see the beautiful dragonfly resting there. This was a first for Bear!  And he was SUPER excited, but SO very, very still.  And quiiii-et, shhhh. Wondering if he should hold his breath, Bear… Continue Reading

A Hint of Fall Color!
On the Bog (with Kat, Bear, & Wogs)

A Hint of Fall Color! A hot summer sun blazed high in the sky, brightening the day and keeping spirits high.  On the Bog, Kat, Bear, and Wogs were out for an exploration trek and enjoying the incoming fall breeze keeping them cool as they hiked on.  Bear was excited for the wagon ride through… Continue Reading

Comedy Night at Froggy Bog!
On the Bog (with Kat, Bear, & Wogs)

Comedy Night at Froggy Bogs! The darkness of night had fallen On the Bog, lit only by a faint crescent moon tucked behind thick clouds, some gently twinkling stars, and lots of blinking fireflies. The pleasant summer day had been sunny and warm with a happy, cooling breeze to make their playtime an absolute delight! … Continue Reading

A Scary Time!
On the Bog (with Kat, Bear, & Wogs)

A Scary Time! It was a scary time On the Bog!  Lightening struck, and thunder shook the very walls of Starry Cottage! Dark skies roiled.  Heavy rain blew and blustered, drenching everything in sight and obscuring the usually chipper sights of the Bog.  All the creatures were silent and still, hiding in their homes and… Continue Reading

Nighttime Spectacular!
On the Bog (with Kat, Bear, & Wogs)

Nighttime Spectacular! Kat, Bear, and Wogs were all snuggly buggily sound asleep in their happy little Starry Cottage On the Bog. But outside, nightlife was vibrant and alive in a peaceful nighttime spectacular!  The frogs and crickets chirped and sang in a restful, serenading ambiance. Fireflies twinkled everywhere being delightful little stars on earth.  Stealthy… Continue Reading

Clog On the Bog (with Kat, Bear, & Wogs)

Clog On the Bog! The rains came and went, leaving bright sunny skies, happy greenery, and brilliant blossoms On the Bog! To celebrate, Kat, Bear, and Wogs hosted a delightful Bog Daze summer fun day!  But with all the fun, games, and yummy nummies at the munching stations … there was a clog On the… Continue Reading

Invasion of the Frogs?!
On the Bog (with Kat, Bear, & Wogs)

Invasion of the Frogs?! Early summer rains brought cool winds and dark skies.  Kat, Bear, and Wogs were nestled warmly near the toasty fire in their Starry Cottage On the Bog! Inside, Kat, Bear, and Wogs cozied up on their comfy couch and listened with giddy glee to the happy, froggy harmony coming in from… Continue Reading

Turtle Time!
On the Bog (with Kat, Bear, & Wogs)

Turtle Time! With summer quickly approaching, activity On the Bog was at an all time high!  And the turtles were getting in on the action! The blue skies were mostly clear, and the sun was bright and happy.  Bug and bird life fluttered, flittered, and flew all about, buzzing and chirping, humming and tweeting, and… Continue Reading

A Curious Visit!
On the Bog (with Kat, Bear, & Wogs)

A Curious Visit! New visitors to the Bog stirred the creatures far and wide – along with Kat, Bear, and Wogs – with joyful curiosity, and BIG HOPES! It was a delightfully warm and sunny spring day!  The rains had greened everything up, and bright, yellow dandelions dotted the soft, plush, green grass. A happy… Continue Reading