Macro Beauty

~ beautiful details the cosmos in a fungi reveal hidden charms ~ Followers of my blog will know that I love macro photography. The process of looking closely at nature and the world around helps me to find beauty where it might be all too easy to miss in rather ordinary settings. I enjoy finding…

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…

winter, beauty

Winter Wonders

Winter Wonders ~ a crisp winter breeze golden grass glowing brightly anchors my heart strings ~ I haven’t been getting outside much lately, at least not to parks or long nature walks where I usually find beauty to photograph and feed my soul. To keep that part of me alive, I’m posting a collection of…

christmas miracle

Christmas Miracle

Christmas Miracle ~ a rare winter snow sparks childhood glee and magic shared heart to heart ~ ~ We haven’t had any snow in about 5 years, except for a couple of dustings that lasted mere hours. Even this miracle event was only about 2″ of snow, but it brought so much joy to those…

beauty, nature, gardens

Backyard Beauty

Backyard Beauty I’ve recently returned from my trip east to visit family and help mom get her yard in shape. I love tending the gardens for her as a way to ground myself, find beauty, and restore her gardens for mom and others to enjoy. I inherited my love of flowers, gardens, and nature from…

nature, beauty

Elementals #9

Elementals #9 May peace and beauty fill our hearts. I’m continuing to sit with the idea of championing freedom vs simply being free and love in action. I believe what we focus on or resist grows, so continually noticing, protesting, or talking about the problems in the world will only help expand them. Ultimately, this…

Elementals #8

Elementals #8 This week I’m sharing a taste of my neighborhood walks. I don’t get out to the state parks much anymore, so I try to get my nature time locally. Thankfully, I’ve learned to find and appreciate simple joys where I am, allowing nature’s elemental beauty to speak to my heart.  I’m still seeing…

natural wonders

Natural Wonders

Natural Wonders ~ the gift of friendship trees, bees, and flowers a babbling brook a path to walk mountain tops to see a broader view a sunset to pause and reflect these are a few of my favorite things the natural wonders ~ I took some time to hang out with friends in the last…