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…

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…

Thunder Sleet

~ thunder and lightning sleet pouring down from the sky magical mayhem ~ The sleet looks pretty, but it’s treacherous and has shut us down for the last few days. The falling sleet left a blanket of ice, snow, and sleet on the ground, which froze into a giant crunchy and slippery surface, coating roads,…

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.…

Macro Majesty

~ forest foraging reveals a beautiful nut tasty new harvest ~ ~ softly glowing light a leaf becomes a beacon broadcasting beauty ~ ~ I’m still waiting to see if we’ll have a grand display this year. Meanwhile, I found some simple treasures to warm my heart. Happy Autumn!

Autumn Pleasures

~ soft light filters through highlighting a single leaf moments of pure joy ~ Thankfully, there are signs of autumn, but not the grand spectacle of past years. So far we’ve mostly had yellow and brown, with a few sprinkles of red and orange. My guess is that we won’t have a grand display this…

Autumn Reflections

~ trees in transition autumn beauty playing coy with muted colors ~ I love fall for the colors, transitions, time to reflect, and relief from the summer heat. This year we had an especially long and hot summer so I am extra grateful for autumn. In fact, we just started cooling down last week, haven’t…

Macro Musings

~ fungi sharing food magical living networks nature’s recyclers ~ I decided to revisit my passion for macro. In fact, I’ve been researching cellphones to see what the latest batch of phones can do. Some of them are very impressive and tempting me to upgrade. As you may know, I live simply and don’t buy…