Mary Oliver, poetry

Mary Returns Home

Mary Returns Home I told myself that I wouldn’t write a tribute to Mary Oliver. The internet is filled with tributes, eulogies, mourning, and celebration of her poetry. But Deborah Brasket’s soulful reflections on Mary and her poetry, along with Mary’s own words demanded to be acknowledged. So I humbly bow to the powers of…

roses, soul, poetry

Soulful Sunday 106 – Aroma

This week Soulful Sunday explores the power of aroma. Soul Scents ~ sweet aromas rise awakening the senses the sent of heaven ~ Aromas have the power to transform our emotional and energetic state. In a fun word association, miracles and gifts are called heaven sent while certain aromas are considered heavenly scents. Smell is…

moss, poetry

Moss Mountain

Moss Mountain ~ majestic mountain ruling over mossy fields king of the moss land ~ I love the details of nature to be found in close up views. I’d love a better camera to fully capture the details, but they’re still fascinating to me. This scene is like a miniature mountain scene. In physical reality,…

Flow and Flourish

Flow and Balance

Flow and Balance ~  a creative dance stones balancing in water beauty or nuisance ~ I enjoy seeing some stone balance creations like the one above by Tim Anderson of Keystone Balance. I also believe it has become so popular that we are altering and harming environments in the name of free expression. I’d like…

water retention, clouds

Awesome Stories 387

This week Awesome Stories brings you environmental leadership. Costa Rica Aims For a Home Run Costa Rica continues to be an environmental leader in the Carribean and much of the world. They passed a ban on the razing of mature forests in 1996. Then Costa Rica set aside 25% of their lands as nature preserves, parks,…

monsters, moss, imagination

Monsters in the Moss

Monsters in the Moss ~ monsters in the moss creatures lurking in the grass silken hideaways imagination run wild dreams to pass the time of day ~ I love the variety of colors, textures, and plants in this corner of the woods. Looking at the image later, I saw what appeared to be two creatures…

beauty, soul food

Soulful Sunday 105 – Ode to a Rose

Ode to a Rose ~ love at first sight a garden delight colors to warm the heart thorns to give a start ~ inhale their smell and risk a magic spell aromas to feed the soul when life takes its toll ~ simple garden graces from ordinary places the beauty of god in plant and…

Craggy Dreams

Craggy Dreams ~ lone tree grows sideways roots clinging to rocky hills a true survivor ~ I love these pines and cedars that cling to life in the craziest places. Thanks to Jennifer Parker for sharing her lovely photo taken on Mt. Magazine. At 2753′, it’s the highest peak in Arkansas. Mt. Magazine is a flat-topped…

gratitude, thanks, photography

Glowing with Gratitude

Glowing with Gratitude ~ radiant sunset glowing with fire and beauty the effects of love ~ After my recent post about wanting to have more trust for the new year, I received an incredible outpouring of love and support from my community here on WordPress. I don’t know why, but it still surprises me when…

trust, New Year

Trust for the New Year

All I Want for the New Year is Trust I’ve been thinking about grace, faith, and trust a lot recently. At 60, I still don’t have much trust in myself, life, or a higher power aka God. Deep down, I don’t really trust that things work out for the best. Trust seems like foreign territory…