Muted Moments

Muted Moments ~ mountains full of brown muted colors fill my view moments to reflect on quiet beauty below reveal the cycles of life ~ I may want grand colors and awe-inspiring views, but life gives us what it will. Similarly, we may want to be happy all the time, but life is filled with…

Soul Spaces 115 – Ancient Sentinels

Ancient Sentinels ~ ancient hardwood trees guardians of forest paths towers of wisdom ~ tiptoeing through the forest a peaceful stillness prevails the ancients are watching wondering if we will ever wake up or simply keep racing through life consuming our lattes and danish with the earth in the balance the choices of mankind lie…

Autumn Glory

Autumn Glory ~ alive with color nature’s beauty on display the glory of fall ~ I wanted to update friends and followers on my life plans. After a long and stressful hunt for a new place to live, I’ve decided to stay where I am. I will be moving downstairs and sharing the space with…

Fields of Sunshine

Fields of Sunshine ~ fields of wildflowers filled with bright yellow blossoms walking on sunshine ~ I just discovered this wetland prairie called Wilson Springs Preserve near my place of work. I’ve been walking out there during my lunch breaks. I’m very grateful that this pocket of prairie has been preserved for future generations to…

Freaky Fungi

Freaky Fungi       ~ freaky fungi forms a mycologist’s delight the beauty of spores ~             This is the follow up to my mushroom hunting adventure. I saved the two wildest mushrooms for this second post. If you’re brave, you can click on the images for a closer…

Mushroom Hunting

Mushroom Hunting ~ colorful fungi  mushrooms fill the forest floor a hunter’s delight spores, yeast, molds, mushrooms galore calling all mycologists ~ I had a blast finding and photographing mushrooms on my hike this past Monday. It was my first day out in about a month, and the forest was filled with an amazing variety…

Comely Clover

Comely Clover ~ simple red clover tiny edible blossoms beautiful delights ~ I find nature endlessly fascinating. This beautiful flower is a close up image of a common red clover blossom. The red clover is an edible legume found in much of the midwest and the northeast US. It is commonly used as food for…

Bumblebee Bliss

Bumblebee Bliss ~ bright yellow sirens calling the bees to come feast on liquid sunshine ~ Fellow blogger Yeka, from IT’S ALL ABOUT LOVE blog, wrote a fun post today about perspective. It reminded me, in a fun way, that we have the power of perspective in choosing how to approach each new day. I’m…

Mystic Mountains

Mystic Mountains ~ emerald green peaks white fog covers the valley magical moments ~ After hiking in the rain at a nearby park, my friend Steven and I stopped at this beautiful vista aptly called Artist Point for a wonderful view of cascading mountains, river, and valley below. We were treated with this magical view…