love, poetry, puffs

Puffs of Love

Puffs of Love ~ white puffballs of love silken tendrils glimmering swaying in the sun ~ I have no idea what these plants are. I discovered them growing in a field near work and fell in love with their soft fuzzy tops, similar to a dandelion top, but the plants stand almost 3′ tall. Enjoy!…

love, poetry, mother,

Windows of Love

Windows of Love ~ vases full of love glow quietly in the light windows to the soul ~ This photo is the view from my mother’s living room. I love how the colored vases glow and reflect the views. The image reminds me of all the love my mother has showered on her home and…

lillies, poetry

Birthday Blessings

Birthday Blessings ~ pistols on alert silken petals call softly sweet whispers of love ~ The lilies are back in full bloom, glowing with vitality and stirring my passion just in time for my birthday. I turn 60 today and am not sure how I feel about it. Thankfully, I have my health and passions…

Desert Oasis, poetry

Desert Oasis

Desert Oasis ~ desert oasis  sweet treasures among parched lands  beauty wakes the soul ~ This lovely photo by my friend Gayle Fetick inspired a poem about the hidden beauty of the desert. The world contains so much beauty if we look for it. May beauty grace you this week. Blessings, Brad

MUSA, Awesome Stories

Awesome Stories 369

This week Awesome Stories brings you MUSA, preventing blindness, and reforming our world. Coral Art MUSA is a unique art installation meant to further cooperation between the worlds of art and environmental science. MUSA is an underwater museum meant to restore the local habitat by providing a creative foundation to rebuild the sea life in the Cancun…

flowers, beauty, poetry

Flower Power

Flower Power ~ pistils of desire waving petals of passion  beauty lights my fire ~ I’m off to visit my mother and brother in Virginia with limited access to the internet, so I’ll be away from the blog for a couple of weeks. I’m excited to see family, and then start another new job when…

evolution, Awesome Stories

Awesome Stories 368

This week Awesome Stories brings you comfort, humanity’s choice, and wild faith. Cultivating Comfort Comfort can be found in the context of daily living. It is a grace. We just need to open our arms and receive it. ~ Colette Lafia Comfort seemed like a nice contrast to all the heavy stories I’ve been sharing. Especially with…

Iris, beauty, poetry

Eye of The Tiger

Eye of The Tiger ~ beware the tiger the eye of beauty beckons lost in your allure ~ Yes, These beauties are called Eye of The Tiger Dutch Irises which are known for their brilliant colors and markings. No matter what we call them, I love the colors and markings on the inner blossom. Beware…

edges, fear, poetry

The Edge

The Edge ~ walking toward the edge fear growing with each step my heart pounding body and nerves shaking mind’s urgent warnings ~ leaving the comfort zone when we face our fears anything is possible failure, growth, or joy step off and fly ~ The first time I remember this feeling is when I saw…

elephants, Awesome Stories

Awesome Stories 367

 This week Awesome Stories brings you trying, systemic changes, and remarkable elephants. Trying Yoda from Star Wars is famous for saying “Do or do not, there is no try” but Mandy Harvey wrote an original song that is all about trying and not giving up in the face of adversity. She lost her hearing due…