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…

Flower Power

~ wow flowers birds and bees beauty beckons life giving harvest miracles of nature from seed to blossom to husk seasons of life on grand display teachers of nature’s perfect rhythm aligning my heart with the beat of love ~ I’ve been missing flowers and wanted to share some of my favorites from this spring…

Back to the Lake

~ light feathery dreams floating on white puffy clouds serene lake moments ~ This weekend, I returned to Lake Wedington, a lovely lake and park just 12 miles west of town. It was a nice morning before the heat and rain set in. The only thing missing was swimming. This lake restricts swimming to one…

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…

Cranky Casting Call

The Cranky Muse aka Mr. Cranky aka Muse Brad has made an ultimatum. If I want his writing services, then I need to find a woman for us. One of Mr. Cranky’s complaints was the lack of female companionship. We seem to be suffering from a loss of nurturing, connection, and inspiration. He would put…