Fantastic Flowers

~ delicate blossoms sensual shapes and colors vibrating with life nature’s beauty unfolding a symphony for the heart ~ Flowers have gotten me through many a dark time. They bring me such joy with their vibrant colors, delicate petals, sensual shapes, and ephemeral beauty. Flowers remind me to cherish the moment and give thanks for…

Summer Daze

~ summer days living in a haze relentless heat dragging my feet existential threat dripping with sweat an irritating motif longing for relief my mouth agape fantasy landscape cool mountain air a refreshing affair alpine meadows sudden joy arose ~ ~ The dog days of summer continue to drag on. Never before do I remember…

Cries in the Wilderness; Killing our Planet

Extinction of species, climate change, extreme weather events, growing poverty, pandemics, ocean acidification, desertification, endless wars, and injustice. What will wake us up to the need for changing how we live with each other and this beautiful planet? I wonder if we will wake up before there is no wilderness, clean air, clean water, or…

Soul Food

Here are more images from a hike at Devil’s Den State Park last summer when we had abundant rain. I humbly follow in the footsteps of men like John Muir who went to the woods to calm their minds and feed their souls. Naturalists, conservationists, and poets have been touting the merits of nature and…

Summer Thrills

~ excitement and hope fill the air as billowy clouds build and winds gust neighbors gather outside to witness a miracle the prospect of rain a pungent prayer skies darken with immense clouds, and then it begins blessed rains pour from the sky as if from a spigot birds sing, humans rejoice, and trees sigh…

Communing with Nature

~ dragonflies hover ripples of color and light dancing in the air ~ The photos above are from a hike last spring in 2021. Partly due to the weather and my changing habits, I have not been out hiking much this year. I still love and appreciate nature, but find myself less interested in driving…

Iridescent Iris

~ radiant colors petals drenched in liquid love a fleeting beauty ~ ~ We’re in the middle of a relentless heat wave with no rain and temperatures in the upper 90s for the third week in a row. So I’m staying indoors reading, sorting old photos, and watching shows on the computer. I hope you…

Simple Harvest

~ sunsets, smiles, food, family, and friends live simply, harvest love reap peace and harmony share your joys and sorrows connect with people and nature harvest a lasting contentment know abundant happiness ~ I’ve been thinking more lately about simple living. We’ve been stuck on consumerism ever since corporations started pushing material gain as the…

Foraging for Beauty

~ my secret garden when walking through the forest where wonders abound ~ You might notice that I don’t even know the name of most of these plants and trees. I do know some, but it isn’t important to me. I am more interested in observing and appreciating the details of nature. Some people find…

The Soul of a Garden

Have you ever connected with the soul of a garden? Does a garden even have a soul? Or how about the plants, flowers, birds, insects, and other creatures who visit? I don’t really have an answer. I know some who would argue for and against. What I do know is a vibrant garden like our…