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…

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…

This Precious Life

~ death grieving poignant loss pain and despair the edges worn thin palpable grief hangs in the air family gathered to honor a daughter embracing the pain, love, and loss emotions roiling beneath the surface some cry, some talk, some retreat each mourn in their own way but shared in community sadness dulls to loss…

Walking with Beauty

~ the glory of spring nature’s resplendent beauty bursting with color ~ Spring was in full bloom on Monday at Lake Wedington. This has become my new favorite park with a nice mix of water, fields, forests, proximity, and light traffic. I must have taken over 100 photos and am still editing and deleting images.…

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…

plant, beauty

A Walk in the Park

A Walk in the Park ~ a stroll in the woods camera at the ready hunting for beauty ~ I had a nice walk at Lake Fayetteville, my favorite local park, on Sunday. It was nourishing to get out in the fresh air, feel the energy, and see signs of spring all around. In the…

spring, soul, beauty

Emergent Spring

Emergent Spring ~ spring new buds seek the sun life emergent buzzing with motion birdsong fills the forest nests, caves, and dens being built harbingers of rebirth abound heeding the impulse of creation nature resplendent with color and sound ~ I picked an etheree as my form for this week’s poem. I love the shape…

fantastic fungi

Fantastic Fungi

Fantastic Fungi ~ foraging forests micro wonders of nature fantastic fungi ~ I want people to see how amazing and beautiful these tiny organisms are! ~ Alison Pollack Photographer Alison Pollack reveals the amazing world of fungi literally hidden beneath our feet. She strolls around the forest looking for tiny bits of color from small…