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…

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…