Simple Harvest

~ sunsets, smiles, food, family, and friends live simply, harvest love reap peace and harmony share your joys and sorrows connect with people and nature harvest a lasting contentment know abundant happiness ~ I’ve been thinking more lately about simple living. We’ve been stuck on consumerism ever since corporations started pushing material gain as the…

The Soul of a Garden

Have you ever connected with the soul of a garden? Does a garden even have a soul? Or how about the plants, flowers, birds, insects, and other creatures who visit? I don’t really have an answer. I know some who would argue for and against. What I do know is a vibrant garden like our…

Tending Mom and her Nest

I’m back from my trip east to see family and finally feeling caught up. I worked hard in mom’s house and yard to get things back in shape. She hires people to help with house cleaning and mowing, but the details get neglected. I spent much of my time outdoors; picking up debris, trimming trees,…

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…