summer, love, poetry

Summer Love

Summer Love ~ With summer winding down and the diminishing flowers around town, I’m feeling a sadness. Yes, I love autumn, but the explosion of flowers in spring and summer makes my heart sing. As a photographer and writer who relies on nature and flowers for much of my inspiration, I’ll have to dig deeper…

missing muse

Missing Muse

Missing Muse My writing muse has been missing in action for a while. My fanciful friend, Muse Brad, seems to have left the premises. I persist in writing because I’m a stubborn cuss, but my writing feels flat and forced. Or maybe I have a new muse that is all about writing schedules ala D. Wallace’s…

forest regeneration, Awesome Stories

Awesome Stories 335

This week Awesome Stories brings you forest regeneration, Medicine Baba, growing gratitude, and dancing. Forest Regeneration This story warms my heart and gives me hope for the future. Twenty years ago, a couple donated a forested piece of land in exchange for orange peels and pulp for some deforested land. It turned out to be…

solar eclipse, poetry,

Solar Awe

Solar Awe These photos from NASA and local photographer Stephen Ironside inspire more awe than my direct experience of the eclipse last week. So here is my tribute to the beauty, awe, and mystery of life with a trio of poems. Which is your favorite poem and why? ~ coronas shine out Baily’s Beads bending the…

teaching, heartfulness, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you better communication, updated nuclear, future tires, and teaching with heart. Better Communication If you’ve followed my blog for a while, then you know that better communication is one of my hot buttons. I believe better communication could dramatically improve human relationships for couples, parents, teachers, politicians, and the general…

solar eclipse, poetry,

Elusive Eclipse

Elusive Eclipse ~ shadows chasing light race across the earthen fields cosmic dance unfolds ~ Truthfully, the whole eclipse was a bit of a letdown for me. We were in a 93% zone, but the light didn’t really change much, the birds stayed active, and life went on. I’m still glad I participated. This lovely…

Boulder, CO, beauty, poetry

Boulder Beauty

Boulder Beauty   ~ sandstone formations primal eruptions in time sirens of the earth ~ These famous rock formations near Boulder Colorado are part of a larger geologic event along the Rocky Mountains called the Fountain Formation. They are part of a vast chain of sandstone that erupted from the earth about 290 million years ago, well…

Renew Sports Cars, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you meat-free meat, better business, hemp cars, and meeting death. Meat-free Meat  Sunfed Foods wants to change the way we think about meat and maybe save the planet. Inventor Shama Sukul Lee saw the big environmental impact of meat as a protein source and decided to create a better meat. Sunfed meats…