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…

tanka, haiku

Melancholy Moments

Melancholy Moments ~ hazy mist conceals dark melancholy moments hidden dangers lurk ~ cloudy perspectives landscapes shrouded in gray fog time to look within ~ This is my contribution to Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday with the image and Sue Vincent’s haiku as prompt.  #TankaTuesday, #MelancholyMusings

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…

fungi, poetry

Fungi Fantasia

Fungi Fantasia ~ funky fungi glow nature’s unsung recyclers harbingers of life ~                                 Fungi are endlessly fascinating to me. I love the variety of colors, shapes, textures, and habitats they occupy (from the desert to the deep sea.) Did…

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…