Ice Capades

~ ~ ice covered landscapes danger hidden by beauty nature’s paradox ~ frozen dreams lie hidden in winter ~ crystalline beauty distracts from lurking danger waiting to disrupt ~ ~ Old musings and photos were recycled. Into silly six-word stories today. Your clever response in six words. Release your creative muse to play. ~ #SixWordStories

Dangerous Curves

~ slippery curves loom dark paths with hidden dangers slip sliding along ~ ~ We’re predicted to have a winter mix of rain and snow later today. All too often we get rain that turns to snow as the temperature drops making for hazardous roads. I’m hoping for a few inches of snow to create…

Amaryllis Amore

~ my secret lover silken petals unfolding mild sweet aroma ~ velvet treasures loom soft blossoms invite contact sprouting in my heart ~ I was given an amaryllis bulb this winter that I planted indoors to see what would happen. Thankfully, it has blossomed with soft white blossoms. This variety has a very subtle scent…

Balmy Beginning 2023

~ lakeside adventures dogs, geese, and hikers in force enjoy a respite ~ On the first two days of 2023, the temperature reached nearly 70F! A rather dramatic shift after our arctic blast around Christmas. I took full advantage of the weather with a hike at the lake one day and a bike ride the…

Frosty Toes

~ geese walking on ice waddling across the pond frozen edge to edge ~ If you count the frozen pond, we had a White Christmas. There was only a light dusting of snow that mostly disappeared by Christmas. But we had record cold from an arctic blast that affected much of the country. I think…

Soulful Music

~ timeless rhythms flow fingers and guitar as one open hearts unite ~ I’ve been on a music jag lately, listening to Estas Tonne and many other artists. I’m grateful for the wide variety of music available online. Mostly, I listen online since I have so few CDs left. Estas’ music is soulful classical guitar…

Floral Finale

~ dazzling displays a festival of flowers autumn’s last hurrah ~ ~ The colors were dazzling and surprising for so late in the year. The bees and insects were feasting on this beautiful bounty, harvesting while they can. I too was feeding, my soul, on this floral festival before the freeze takes them away for…

Fungal Forays

~ nature’s clean-up crew decompose, connect, and feed fantastic fungi ~ ~ These are a few of the many mushrooms that I’ve discovered during my hiking forays through the local parks and woods. Here are a few more fun facts about our fungal friends from Dr. Robert Fogel and Patricia Rogers of the Utah State…

Pond Life Dreams

~ algae-covered pond life hidden beneath the calm while dreams lie dormant ~ This has been a quiet summer for me, focused on work, volunteering, and daily life. Over the last few years, I’ve allowed my dreams to wither and become dormant. Maybe one day, the spark will be reignited. Meanwhile, I’m grateful to live…