Walking in Gratitude

~ a walk in the woods crisp air, warrm hues, earthy smells nature’s medicine ~ ~ The colors around town were actually better than in the woods this year. I’m grateful for many outdoor choices, reliable transportation, and easy access to parks to refresh my body and spirit. The job has pushed me on many…

Autumn Changes

~ the seasons come and go moments of joy and sorrow days blending to weeks and years do we savor the moment or rush to complete the next task may we remember to pause breathing in the beauty and transitory nature of life relishing what beauty and joy we find while embracing our challenges for…

Macro Majesty

~ forest foraging reveals a beautiful nut tasty new harvest ~ ~ softly glowing light a leaf becomes a beacon broadcasting beauty ~ ~ I’m still waiting to see if we’ll have a grand display this year. Meanwhile, I found some simple treasures to warm my heart. Happy Autumn!

Autumn Pleasures

~ soft light filters through highlighting a single leaf moments of pure joy ~ Thankfully, there are signs of autumn, but not the grand spectacle of past years. So far we’ve mostly had yellow and brown, with a few sprinkles of red and orange. My guess is that we won’t have a grand display this…

Autumn Reflections

~ trees in transition autumn beauty playing coy with muted colors ~ I love fall for the colors, transitions, time to reflect, and relief from the summer heat. This year we had an especially long and hot summer so I am extra grateful for autumn. In fact, we just started cooling down last week, haven’t…

Macro Musings

~ fungi sharing food magical living networks nature’s recyclers ~ I decided to revisit my passion for macro. In fact, I’ve been researching cellphones to see what the latest batch of phones can do. Some of them are very impressive and tempting me to upgrade. As you may know, I live simply and don’t buy…

Dream Time

~ expansive vistas puffy clouds drift over fields potent dreams set free ~ Whenever I see wide open fields with big vistas, I feel open and expansive. Dreamtime calls me with the desire to lie down and allow my body to relax while my spirit soars. A field of dreams is the perfect way to…

Lake Wilson

~ nature in full bloom summer heat, resplendent life chill lakeside moments ~ I recently visited another local lake called Lake Wilson. It’s been so hot that being near water is soothing, yet, also oddly tortuous since most of our local lakes do not allow swimming. It reminds me again of how much fun I…

Upgrading to Love

I finally realized why our cultural focus on happiness bothers me. At first, I thought it was because I’m stuck in my own life and not happy, tainting my perspective. No doubt that is part of my challenge. But today, reading about Einstein’s letters to his daughter (about love being the most powerful force in…