Mike Oblinski photography

Southwest Storms

Southwest Storms ~ summoning great force winds surge over the desert time to find shelter ~ I was inspired by another great storm photo by Mike Oblinski. His photography is beautiful, and inspires me to get better equipment and take a storm chasing trip to see what I could capture. Or maybe I’ll just visit…

Monsoon, Mike Oblinski

Monsoon Madness

Monsoon Madness ~ pressure drops winds reverse rains pour lightening strikes valleys flood nature speaks man listens balance restored ~ Thanks for another inspiring storm photo from Mike Oblinski. I’m in awe of his photography and willingness to chase┬ástorms like this monsoon in the Chiricahua Mountains of SE Arizona. Sometimes we need a kick in…

sunsets, dreams, native american

Native Dreams

Native Dreams majestic patterns explode across the sky awakening the wisdom of my ancestors before we lived in buildings that block the sky and drove monster tractors to harvest the land when we lived in harmony with nature observing the skies for signs and portents harvesting the land with love and respect inspired by the…

Fayetteville Farmer's Market

Growing Green with Urban Farms

Growing Green with Urban Farms The urban farm movement is growing. ­čÖé Thankfully, we have a strong network of farmers, markets, non-profits and citizens involved in creating a better supply of regional food. I love how many schools, homes and businesses are adding gardens, not just for show, but for food, adaptability and helping cultivators…

meadows, dreams, poetry

Mellow Meadows

Mellow Meadows dancing in the wind meadow flowers are swaying straight into my heart ~ I routinely pass this wonderful meadow, but stopped on my bike ride to enjoy it on Sunday. Surprisingly, the meadow sits at the intersection of a busy road and the interstate. Unfortunately, it has been sold with plans to build…

Cedar Creek, Arkansas, Earth Day, Beauty

Sacred Mother

Sacred Mother emerald waters of life inviting us to play drink of your nourishment our lives entwined ~ alpine meadows humming with life daisies swaying while meadowlarks sing all nature joins the symphony inviting us to dance in oneness ~ tropical forests teeming with life vibrant colors, lush plants and fertile soil feeding and nurturing…

flowers Fayetteville Square

Walking on Sunshine

Walking on Sunshine I love the phrase “Walking on Sunshine” from the song by Katrina and the Waves. It was a pop hit in the mid-1980s. I’ve included a newer version below to enjoy! The song and phrase describe the delicious feeling of joy I feel when walking around town soaking up the sunshine and…

simple living, simplicity

Simple Living

Simple Living Simple living is making a comeback and even hip in some circles. People are choosing voluntary simplicity, barter economies, sharing economies, tiny homes, sustainability and many creative ways of expressing the desire to live simply. This article talks about 10 ways to live simply as well as an opportunity to join a 21…

Food Sharing Success

Food Sharing Shines

Food Sharing Shines Food sharing, security and distribution are hot topics around the country.   We are blessed in the US with a bounty of food and good agricultural land, yet amazingly┬á1 in 6 Americans face hunger. At the same time, about 40% of all food produced goes to waste. Better systems for growing, distributing…

Heaven on Earth, poetry, stewardship

Heaven on Earth?

Heaven on Earth? boundless skies to stretch our imagination fertile fields to feed our families rivers to quench our thirst and wash our souls a lush paradise to enjoy and protect ~ population, buildings and infrastructure growing out of control choking our lands, rivers and ecosystems gluttony, greed, power and ego depleting resources, acidifying oceans,…