Summer Days

~ lingering summer blooming flowers brutal heat beauty and the beast ~ I wish I could say I’ve been traveling, going on adventures, or even going out hiking, but the reality is I’ve mostly been indoors, walked some around the neighborhood, and gone on one hike at a nearby lake. I’m grateful that we haven’t…

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…

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…

irises, spring

A Spring Stroll

A Spring Stroll ~ Spring brings a succession of joyful growth bursting with color and aroma. The menagerie of delightful colors brings a smile to my face and heart. Cherry trees are early spring stars with a profusion of white blossoms and delicate scents. Next tulips lead the parade with a variety of colors while…

The Corona Blues

The Corona Blues ~ I’ve got the Corona Blues shanghaied from food to sanitizing crews each day is all work and no flow shoppers, shoppers, everywhere I go clean, disinfect, and spray at Walmart stores each day spray, wipe, and dry never mind the chemical high shuffle, bend, and repeat germs and viruses we must…

romance, poetry

Under a Blushing Moon

Under a Blushing Moon ~ spring’s arrival boldly on display a carnival of color and procreation nubile shoots glowing with vitality naked petals quivering in readiness pollen poised for loving union petals dancing and surging pollinators feasting hungrily nature’s Eros fully exposed under a blushing moon ~ This is my whimsical take on writing a…

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…

Awesome Stories 392

This week Awesome Stories brings you the power and passion of flowers. Flower Power Flowers bring me endless joy. Just like a bee, I am drawn to the beauty and smells of flowers. Bees and flowering plants have a mutual relationship where both species benefit. Most of us know that flowers depend on bees for…