Who Am I?

Who am I? 

My name is Roda and I am passionate about life! I am married to my soulmate,  my voice of reason… my rock.  Let’s call her “Wifey”. I am blessed with 3 beautiful, talented and hormonal teenagers. (Love them)  I am also a proud mama of 1 horse, 1 mini donkey, 4 goats, 4 sheep, 2 dogs, 9 cats, 33 ducks, 131 chickens and thousands of honey bees!    Anything that walks up the driveway, has a home here at Indigo Acres!


I love capturing Mother Nature’s gifts through photography.  I have been passionate about nature photography since I was a little girl.  There is something so peaceful about waiting for the perfect shot of a bumble bee on a zinnia or a dragonfly in flight. For a look at my photo gallery, visit Nature’s Lens

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I have always been an avid gardener of flowers, herbs, fruits and vegetables.  Gardening brings me peace, joy and contentment.  It allows me to live in the moment, as challenging as that can be! There is something so therapeutic about digging in the cool, moist soil, planting a seed and tending to a young, tender life.

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When it is not gardening season, I find myself pulled to create indoors and out.  Art feeds and heals the soul.  Having my hands covered with paint is just as therapeutic as being covered with soil.  Visit my online art gallery: Artistically Roda


I have been told for years that I should start a blog.  I always giggled to myself.  Who would want to read about my adventures? Granted, I have always felt that reaching out to others is one of best things you will ever do for yourself. I have a strong intuitive side and trust in that when making life decisions.   After numerous suggestions,  I decided I would put the idea of starting a blog out to the universe.  I needed a blog title, if I was meant to share my thoughts, my dreams…my journey.  And then it came to me…”Growing Self”

“Just be yourself.  Let people see the real, imperfect, flawed, quirky, weird, beautiful and magical person that you are.”    ~unknown 

Welcome to my journey,


Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…

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