Frosty Toes

~ geese walking on ice waddling across the pond frozen edge to edge ~ If you count the frozen pond, we had a White Christmas. There was only a light dusting of snow that mostly disappeared by Christmas. But we had record cold from an arctic blast that affected much of the country. I think…

The Muse Before Christmas

~ ~ Twas the night before Christmas and all through the night not a paper or pen was stirring, my muse was nowhere in sight the inspiration to write was missing along with poor Rudolph it seems my temperamental muse would rather be playing golf neither dinner nor treats had any effect on his attitude…

Soulful Music

~ timeless rhythms flow fingers and guitar as one open hearts unite ~ I’ve been on a music jag lately, listening to Estas Tonne and many other artists. I’m grateful for the wide variety of music available online. Mostly, I listen online since I have so few CDs left. Estas’ music is soulful classical guitar…

Feeling Groovy

~ the album begins music washes over me soul connections fire tingles ignite my body feeling very groovy now ~ I had forgotten how much music can impact me. I listen to music all the time, especially while driving for my courier job. But rarely do I sit and listen to an album like I…

Thanksgiving Harvest

I’m continually amazed and touched by the love and support I receive from our blogging community. As I’ve mentioned before, this is a big factor in my continued blogging. I will likely continue blogging in some capacity; it’s hard to imagine walking away from all the wonderful people I’ve met here on WordPress. When I…

Muted Moments

This fall was a very muted one for me, both in fall colors and my emotional state. I haven’t slipped all the way into depression, but apathy is becoming way too comfortable. Just like in the photo above, I could look at the details and find bits of beauty; the rocks, the splashes of color,…

Floral Finale

~ dazzling displays a festival of flowers autumn’s last hurrah ~ ~ The colors were dazzling and surprising for so late in the year. The bees and insects were feasting on this beautiful bounty, harvesting while they can. I too was feeding, my soul, on this floral festival before the freeze takes them away for…

Autumn Wonders

~ wonder and awe danced in the air witnessing nature’s grand affair neighbors gathering in their yards chattering like poetic bards eyes filled with delight from rainbow-colored light not to be outdone clouds summoned by the sun sparkling with refracted light wishing all a grand goodnight ~ This was the first double rainbow that I…

Fungal Forays

~ nature’s clean-up crew decompose, connect, and feed fantastic fungi ~ ~ These are a few of the many mushrooms that I’ve discovered during my hiking forays through the local parks and woods. Here are a few more fun facts about our fungal friends from Dr. Robert Fogel and Patricia Rogers of the Utah State…