This Precious Life

~ death grieving poignant loss pain and despair the edges worn thin palpable grief hangs in the air family gathered to honor a daughter embracing the pain, love, and loss emotions roiling beneath the surface some cry, some talk, some retreat each mourn in their own way but shared in community sadness dulls to loss…

Earth Care for Mother’s Day

Earth Care for Mother’s Day I’ve had this post ready for a while, intending to go back and flesh out more solutions. Instead, I decided to publish it as a tribute for Mother’s Day. Earth is in fact the mother that feeds and supports us all in living on this beautiful planet. It would be…

Walking with Beauty

~ the glory of spring nature’s resplendent beauty bursting with color ~ Spring was in full bloom on Monday at Lake Wedington. This has become my new favorite park with a nice mix of water, fields, forests, proximity, and light traffic. I must have taken over 100 photos and am still editing and deleting images.…

Trailside Beauty

~ emergent beauty nature’s restorative balm feeds body and soul ~ Recently I went on another local hike filled with spring delights. I revel in the beauty of nature all year, but especially in spring as life unfurls her charms. My body receives fresh air and exercise while my soul is nourished. Now more than…

The Terrain for Health

The Terrain for Health I see so many people struggling with health and under the sway of what I believe is a false approach to health and healing. Mainstream medicine, in the US and most developed countries, is dominated by the germ theory. At it’s core, the germ theory is about finding problems (germs, viruses,…

ceramics, Belen Soto

Healing Times

Healing Times This post is to share some love and encouragement with a wonderful artist I met through WordPress. Belén Soto creates whimsical ceramic creatures, along with traditional ceramics. I recently found out that she has been quiet online due to a health challenge. It’s shocking anytime I hear of a friend facing a health…

plant, beauty

A Walk in the Park

A Walk in the Park ~ a stroll in the woods camera at the ready hunting for beauty ~ I had a nice walk at Lake Fayetteville, my favorite local park, on Sunday. It was nourishing to get out in the fresh air, feel the energy, and see signs of spring all around. In the…

spring, soul, beauty

Emergent Spring

Emergent Spring ~ spring new buds seek the sun life emergent buzzing with motion birdsong fills the forest nests, caves, and dens being built harbingers of rebirth abound heeding the impulse of creation nature resplendent with color and sound ~ I picked an etheree as my form for this week’s poem. I love the shape…

fantastic fungi

Fantastic Fungi

Fantastic Fungi ~ foraging forests micro wonders of nature fantastic fungi ~ I want people to see how amazing and beautiful these tiny organisms are! ~ Alison Pollack Photographer Alison Pollack reveals the amazing world of fungi literally hidden beneath our feet. She strolls around the forest looking for tiny bits of color from small…