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…

Shimmering Light

~ delicate blossoms shimmering in the soft light warm my tender heart ~ I’ve been enjoying the pond life with water, ducks, frogs, birds, sunsets, and my neighbor’s beautiful garden. Thank you Pond Life. #PondLife

More Nesting

I’m back from my trip and learning how to make the best of where I am. For much of my life, I looked to change circumstances to feel better, believing I needed things a certain way in order to be happy. Lately, I spend more time looking for the good in where I am and…

Tending Mom and her Nest

I’m back from my trip east to see family and finally feeling caught up. I worked hard in mom’s house and yard to get things back in shape. She hires people to help with house cleaning and mowing, but the details get neglected. I spent much of my time outdoors; picking up debris, trimming trees,…

Honoring Mothers

~ Today I want to honor our mothers; the earth, our birthmothers, and anyone who has helped nurture and care for us. Planet earth is mother to everyone whether we acknowledge her or not. Most of you know of my love and appreciation for nature and her beautiful diversity of life. Here are some flowers…

Spring Renewal

~ Like John Muir, I go to the woods to be restored and renewed. Especially in spring, I go to see the cycles of life at play, appreciate earth’s beauty, and marvel at the wonders and miracles of life. ~ wandering and wondering I marvel at the beauty of nature each new discovery is a…

Pod Life

~ Our leader vocalizes with a series of clicks, squeeks, and whistles, signaling it is time to find our meal. The pod moves in synch as we speed off, echolocate, and swarm our target. We herd the fish; circling, splashing, and condensing the mass. Then we dive in to feast. After eating, we float and…