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…

Earth Care for Mother’s Day

Earth Care for Mother’s Day I’ve had this post ready for a while, intending to go back and flesh out more solutions. Instead, I decided to publish it as a tribute for Mother’s Day. Earth is in fact the mother that feeds and supports us all in living on this beautiful planet. It would be…

summer heat, poetry

Slow Money, Humanism, and Nurture Capitalism

Slow Money, Humanism, and Nurture Capitalism The Slow Money movement seeks to build on the ideas and momentum of the Slow Food movement. For today, I will focus on the work of Woody Tasch and the Slow Money movement.  Humanism as defined by Woody Tasch; The cultural context that allows us to nurture, even in…

lake, elementals, poetry

Elementals #1

Elementals #1 I had a lovely hike around Lake Fayetteville. This is my favorite spot to go hiking near town. I kept hearing the word “elementals” while hiking. It became a mantra as I was hiking, savoring, slowing down, and harmonizing with nature. She shared many wonderful gifts that day, including ones I couldn’t capture…

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 storms 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. 🙂 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…