Lake Wilson

~ nature in full bloom summer heat, resplendent life chill lakeside moments ~ I recently visited another local lake called Lake Wilson. It’s been so hot that being near water is soothing, yet, also oddly tortuous since most of our local lakes do not allow swimming. It reminds me again of how much fun I…

Tantric Turtles

I almost stepped on these turtles beside the walkway to my patio. I had never seen turtles mating before. Have you? I was fascinated by the contrasts. The female is about 50% larger, didn’t move, or even show her head for most of the mating. Finally toward the end, she poked her head out and…

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…

Verdant Moments

~ humid lush and green valley ripe with summer growth my verdant moments ~ I finally got out in the woods to feed my body and soul this Sunday. Thankfully, I timed it well in between rain storms with only a brief sprinkle while I was at the park. Devil’s Den is a lovely state…

Summer Days

~ lingering summer blooming flowers brutal heat beauty and the beast ~ I wish I could say I’ve been traveling, going on adventures, or even going out hiking, but the reality is I’ve mostly been indoors, walked some around the neighborhood, and gone on one hike at a nearby lake. I’m grateful that we haven’t…

Soulful Sunset

~ the sky is glowing painted with shades of orange a soulful moment ~ I watched this beautiful sunset unfold while flying back to Arkansas from my trip east to see family. It reminded me of the many amazing sunsets that I’ve watched over the years. I’m grateful for the many beautiful places that I’ve…

Macro Musings

~ tiny nature views precious moments of beauty the stirring of love ~ ~ ~ These images are from earlier this spring when I was passionately enjoying the unfolding of life. Sadly, my motivation to get out has waned, along with my desire to write. Thankfully, I have a backlog of beautiful photos to share…

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…

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The Dance of Love

The Dance of Love ~ take a centering breath reach across the fears maybe she’ll say yes take the chance play the game feel the beat move your feet dance on soul weaver ~ Valentine’s Day has come and gone, along with my motivation for dating. Thanks to Natalie, fellow blogger at The Hot Goddess,…