winter, beauty

Winter Wonders

Winter Wonders ~ a crisp winter breeze golden grass glowing brightly anchors my heart strings ~ I haven’t been getting outside much lately, at least not to parks or long nature walks where I usually find beauty to photograph and feed my soul. To keep that part of me alive, I’m posting a collection of…

More Macro Moments

More Macro Moments ~ moments to reflect beautiful mini landscapes my secret garden ~ Inspired by a local photographer, Kristin Jones, I’ve been doing more macro photography lately. You can explore her wonderful photography at Fine Art America. I’m grateful for my cellphone that can take decent shots, and occasionally I’m frustrated by shots that…

beauty, poetry

Macro Moments

Macro Moments ~ velvety textures plant life brimming with color my silken treasures ~ I’ve been busy with a new job and not very inspired to write, so here is a short poem and update to say hello, Happy New Year, and thanks for being part of my online family. I appreciate each of you.…

christmas miracle

Christmas Miracle

Christmas Miracle ~ a rare winter snow sparks childhood glee and magic shared heart to heart ~ ~ We haven’t had any snow in about 5 years, except for a couple of dustings that lasted mere hours. Even this miracle event was only about 2″ of snow, but it brought so much joy to those…

fungi, beauty

Foraging For Fungi

  Foraging For Fungi ~ nature’s recyclers share beauty and nutrients harbinger of life ~ plant nor an animal mysterious separate kingdom nutrient cycling natural decomposer beautiful, magical moments ethereal birth, growth, and rebirth fantastic fungi foraging forays ~ These images are from my trip to Virginia back in September. I was delighted to find…

Dewy Delights

~ earthy aromas water adorns tiny webs a sublime beauty ~ ~ These images were all taken in mom’s yard on my visit to Virginia. It was a magical morning after a light dew from a cool evening. I especially love how the spider webs and water drops form a sparkling mosaic. ~ ~ Reading…

beauty, nature, gardens

Backyard Beauty

Backyard Beauty I’ve recently returned from my trip east to visit family and help mom get her yard in shape. I love tending the gardens for her as a way to ground myself, find beauty, and restore her gardens for mom and others to enjoy. I inherited my love of flowers, gardens, and nature from…

simplicity, elementals

Elementals #10 – Simplicity

Elementals #10 – Simplicity This week I didn’t get to take a nature walk, and that might be the case for the next few weeks. I’m working extra shifts before my vacation in mid-September. I’m finally going back east to visit my mother in Virginia. We’ve been waiting for the virus to calm down, but…

nature, lake, poetry

Trailside Beauty

Trailside Beauty ~ nature’s beauty calls whispers among the forest the language of love ~ Much like John Muir, I go to the woods to be set right. To restore my mind, body, and spirit by communing with nature. These images are taken along one of my favorite places to hike around town at Lake…

summer heat, poetry

Summer Heatwaves

Summer Heatwaves ~ heatwaves roll across the country ripples shimmer in the air flowers glow in golden fields the cycles of life press onward while we humans take cover indoors retreating to air-conditioned spaces weary of the heat and humidity if one braves the heat we’re rewarded with sweat rivers pouring down our skin cooling…