elementals, nature poetry

Elementals #5

Elementals #5 ~ forest and fungi the synergy of shared growth elemental play  ~ I have long been fascinated by fungi and mushrooms. Fungi are heterotrophs that obtain their carbon and energy from other organisms. Some fungi obtain their nutrients from a living host (plant or animal) and others obtain their nutrients from dead plants.      …

yellow coneflowers, poetry

Perennial Rockets

Perennial Rockets   yellow coneflowers setting the prairie aglow rockets of desire ~ The Yellow Praire Coneflower is a native of the Great Plains which can reach heights of 5 feet. The cheerful petals that sweep backward from the center cone bloom from May to September. This is another stunning image taken by my friend Gayle…

asters, smiles, poetry

Fields of Smiles

Fields of Smiles ~ bounty of asters glowing in the open field makes me want to sing ~ Thank you Gayle for another beautiful image that sparked my heart and imagination. Looking at this images makes me happy and want to smile and/ or sing! I hope my words and Gayle’s image bring a little…

flowers, poetry

Blue Eyes

Blue Eyes ~ ladies in the field shades of blue and yellow shine nature’s medicine ~ My friend Gayle’s wonderful photo inspired me to write a poem. And Blue Eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium) added her cuteness to the mix. She is a perennial wildflower with grass-like foliage and star-shaped blue petals. May beauty fill your soul…

Wall of Beauty

Wall of Beauty ~ cascades of flowers beauty fills the garden wall inviting us home ~ This local tea shop has a beautiful garden patio area for patrons to enjoy. I guess it helps when you share space with a plant shop! The plant shop has filled the patio with buckets of plants and trees,…

beauty, blessings, poetry

Bountiful Blessings

Bountiful Blessings ~ a tender moment gentle nudges on my heart gratitude flowing ~ I found this gorgeous photo on Facebook from Takinoue Park in Hokkaido, Japan. I would love to see this in person and I’m very grateful for the heartwarming colors and beautiful setting that fill my heart. Yesterday was a beautiful reminder to…

flowers, bashful. poetry

Bashful Briar

Bashful Briar ~ sensitive briars whose leaflets quake at your touch tender connections ~ Yes, this beauty really is the blossom of a plant called the Sensitive Briar (Mimosa microphylla). The smooth-leaf Sensitive-briar is a member of the pea family with leaflets that are sensitive to touch and fold up upon contact, at night, or during…

clover, beauty, poetry

Prairie Clover

Prairie Clover ~ purple clovers glow a passion magnet for bees nature’s dance of love ~ We’re lucky to have Joe Neal as a local resource for identifying birds, flowers, and prairies in the Ozarks. Joe has been sharing his love for nature for the last 40 years, first working for the Forest Service, and…