Mushroom Mysteries

~ the fungi kingdom feed, recycle, and connect nature’s grandmother ~ Here are a few of the many mysteries of mushrooms courtesy of the BenitoLink Reporter. Did you know that fungi are the largest organism growing on the planet? They silently feed and shape the health of our soils, plants, trees, and vast ecosystems. One…

Savoring Sunsets

~ nature’s grand goodnight pause to absorb the beauty scatterings of grace ~ A recent post from fellow blogger Tania Marie reminded me of how much I love to watch sunsets. If you want to see some dazzling sunsets, I suggest visiting Tania’s sunset post. During several periods of my life, watching the sunset was…

Summer Daze

~ summer days living in a haze relentless heat dragging my feet existential threat dripping with sweat an irritating motif longing for relief my mouth agape fantasy landscape cool mountain air a refreshing affair alpine meadows sudden joy arose ~ ~ The dog days of summer continue to drag on. Never before do I remember…

Soul Food

Here are more images from a hike at Devil’s Den State Park last summer when we had abundant rain. I humbly follow in the footsteps of men like John Muir who went to the woods to calm their minds and feed their souls. Naturalists, conservationists, and poets have been touting the merits of nature and…

Summer Thrills

~ excitement and hope fill the air as billowy clouds build and winds gust neighbors gather outside to witness a miracle the prospect of rain a pungent prayer skies darken with immense clouds, and then it begins blessed rains pour from the sky as if from a spigot birds sing, humans rejoice, and trees sigh…

Communing with Nature

~ dragonflies hover ripples of color and light dancing in the air ~ The photos above are from a hike last spring in 2021. Partly due to the weather and my changing habits, I have not been out hiking much this year. I still love and appreciate nature, but find myself less interested in driving…

Iridescent Iris

~ radiant colors petals drenched in liquid love a fleeting beauty ~ ~ We’re in the middle of a relentless heat wave with no rain and temperatures in the upper 90s for the third week in a row. So I’m staying indoors reading, sorting old photos, and watching shows on the computer. I hope you…

Shimmering Light

~ delicate blossoms shimmering in the soft light warm my tender heart ~ I’ve been enjoying the pond life with water, ducks, frogs, birds, sunsets, and my neighbor’s beautiful garden. Thank you Pond Life. #PondLife

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…