Skeletal Remains

Skeletal Remains ~ all hallows day approaches celebrating saints and sinners martyrs fighting for the winners a sense of dread growing strange lanterns glowing offerings of tricks and treats a shuffling of patron’s seats as buried skeletons emerge along with a wailing dirge rousing all your fears grown ripe with the years casting a magic…

Healing Harmonies

Healing Harmonies ~ Here are my contributions to Colleen’s lastest weekly poetry challenge using the photo prompt above. I decided to write both a tanka poem and a short story. If you’re inspired to play along, here is the link with instructions and suggestions.¬† Happy writing. ~ melancholy notes vibrated the forest air with hypnotic…

The Touch of Grace

The Touch of Grace ~ a cool breeze blows tickling my face and hands the wind a gentle caress like the touch of a lover she soothes my body softening the rough edges a moment of stillness brings peace and gratitude thank you sweet grace ~ Since I haven’t been out hiking much lately, I…

Autumn Glory

Autumn Glory ~ alive with color nature’s beauty on display the glory of fall ~ I wanted to update friends and followers on my life plans. After a long and stressful hunt for a new place to live, I’ve decided to stay where I am. I will be moving downstairs and sharing the space with…

Summer Dreams

Summer Dreams ~ vibrant petals glow alive with the scent of love feeding summer dreams ~ vibrant petals begin to fade and gardens begin to recede the life energy withdraws storing energy in the roots like nature, I turn inward focusing my energy within quiet on the outside but alive with potential waiting, storing, building…

Soul Spaces 114 – My Secret Garden

Soul Spaces 114 – My Secret Garden Secret Garden ~ a quiet whisper from past to present roses long faded memories alive with the scents, sounds, and sights flowers buzzing with activity birds nesting in branches trees reaching for the sky all planted with great care the bond remains rooted despite the pain of loss…

Fields of Sunshine

Fields of Sunshine ~ fields of wildflowers filled with bright yellow blossoms walking on sunshine ~ I just discovered this wetland prairie called Wilson Springs Preserve near my place of work. I’ve been walking out there during my lunch breaks. I’m very grateful that this pocket of prairie has been preserved for future generations to…

Freaky Fungi

Freaky Fungi       ~ freaky fungi forms a mycologist’s delight the beauty of spores ~             This is the follow up to my mushroom hunting adventure. I saved the two wildest mushrooms for this second post. If you’re brave, you can click on the images for a closer…

Mushroom Hunting

Mushroom Hunting ~ colorful fungi¬† mushrooms fill the forest floor a hunter’s delight spores, yeast, molds, mushrooms galore calling all mycologists ~ I had a blast finding and photographing mushrooms on my hike this past Monday. It was my first day out in about a month, and the forest was filled with an amazing variety…

Molting Moments

Molting Moments ~ preparing to molt the destination unknown a new life awaits ~ This beautiful post about molting by Andrea got me thinking about the idea of change and transformation. I’m feeling like a caterpillar getting ready to molt or maybe a bear preparing for hibernation. I’d like to stop everything, hang out, spin…