fall colors, beauty, poetry

Fall Harvest

Fall Harvest ~ the glory of fall rich colors to warm the heart  receive the harvest ~ I love the autumn season. The cooler weather with rich aromas from the ground and decaying leaves. The bold, beautiful colors. All of them conspire to bring us joy, reminding us of the beauty around and the wisdom…

autumn, beauty, poetry

Autumn Glory

Autumn Glory Today, I offer a haiku and a tanka to celebrate the glories of autumn in the Rocky Mountains. ~ aspens glowing bright mountains ablaze with color  pathways to heaven ~ hiking the Rockies forest aflame with yellows evergreens contrast craggy mountains standing proud a rich tribute to autumn ~ Clearly, I’m missing the…

mandala, Julie, poetry

Mandala Musings

Mandala Musings ~ pinwheels of color nature’s gifts overflowing with heart mandalas ~ Julie at Ramblings from Jewels has been creating these gorgeous mandalas from leaves, nuts, and other gifts from nature. I love the vibrant look and feel of these unique mandalas. I might try to make a few myself once we have more…

poetry

Be Free

Be Free ~ art as a touchstone stirring life’s hidden treasures open heart be free ~ As my blog name suggests, I love freedom and this painting by Vera Komnig speaks to my heart. It radiates freedom in its vibrant colors, expansive feeling, and sense of wild dancing. Vera calls this piece Be Free, Dream…

Columbines, poetry, Colorado

Rocky Mountain High

Rocky Mountain High ~ fields of columbines light up the mountain valley trails of happiness ~ This is another beautiful image from my friend Gayle Fetik. She travels routinely to Colorado, posting photos and stirring up my longing to return to the beauty of Colorado. John Denver immortalized the beauty of Colorado in his classic…

Janet Reed Wright

Dancing Storks

Dancing Storks ~  long legs for wading graceful elegant lovers let the dance begin  ~ I love the fluidity of this painting by Janet Weight Reed. The two storks seem to be engaged in a joyful dance of courtship. Janet has a gift for using watercolors to convey movement, emotion, and form with a simplicity…

yellow coneflowers, poetry

Perennial Rockets

Perennial Rockets   yellow coneflowers setting the prairie aglow rockets of desire ~ The Yellow Praire Coneflower is a native of the Great Plains which can reach heights of 5 feet. The cheerful petals that sweep backward from the center cone bloom from May to September. This is another stunning image taken by my friend Gayle…

rain, play, poetry

Splish Splash Bath

Splish Splash Bath ~ splish splash I was taking a bath wind and rain goin’ on the warpath got me shaking in my boots they’re tearing out my roots better to hide inside than jive lest we lose the joy of being alive oh me oh my, the rain is hard  stuck inside with my…