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…

Springtime Delights

~ the floral parade rainbow colors blossoming a sensual feast ~ ~ Our downtown square has long been one of my favorite places to stroll in town. Our city gardeners work hard to keep the gardens looking wonderful all season long. They continually cull, plant, and replace plants to keep the gardens fresh and interesting.…

Lakeside Moments

~ traipsing through the fields geese celebrating their mates wildflowers in bloom resplendent springtime display beautiful moments today ~ I explored a lake near me for the first time. At first, I was disappointed by all the trash around the marina and fishing areas. Then, as I walked the hiking trail around the lake, the…

Pond Life

~ ducks geese swans cruising gaggles of water goodness contentment abounds ~ We have two Canada Geese who live on our pond and a few of these other birds I can’t identify. Do any of you birders know what type of waterfowl this is? I’m loving my new pond life. I enjoy looking out my…

Macro Mayhem

~ ice-covered blossoms delicate beauty encased a frozen mayhem ~ This is a follow-up to last week’s post with more pictures from the freak thunder sleet event. With any luck, this will be the last snow or sleet we see until next winter. Thankfully, I’m seeing some signs of spring with daffodils and snowdrops peeking…

Walking on Snowshine

~ winter wonder blankets the trees feathery snow blowing in the breeze crunch crunch I go merrily through the snow a feast for the eyes magic toner for the thighs despite arctic temperatures we’re game adventurers this deer has come to eat a delicious bamboo treat ~ This deer has been around the backyard and…

Majestic Macro

~ the world close up reveals beautiful details a moment of zen ~ ~ I’m glad that I took the UPS job and stretched myself, physically and emotionally. I had some fun, got in better shape, and was enjoying a break when I was offered the opportunity to return to my previous gig as a…

A Year of Intentional Living

My plan for 2022 is to live more intentionally. I’ve let my life slide into boredom, routine, and inertia. I want to be more proactive and intentional in my choices, balanced with an understanding that I don’t control life. The way to thrive is by working with life, accepting, responding, and flowing with what is.…

Flower Power

~ wow flowers birds and bees beauty beckons life giving harvest miracles of nature from seed to blossom to husk seasons of life on grand display teachers of nature’s perfect rhythm aligning my heart with the beat of love ~ I’ve been missing flowers and wanted to share some of my favorites from this spring…