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…

The Beatles, Strawberry Fields

Strawberry Fields Forever

Strawberry Fields Forever ~ I hopped in my Yellow Submarine to visit Penny Lane and the Beatles. Some of us have never lost the belief that after a Hard Days Night, All You Need is Love. I walked over to Sgt. Pepper and asked him to Let It Be. But Hey, Jude wasn’t falling for…

mushrooms, poetry

Mushroom Musings

Mushroom Musings ~ mushrooms glowing in the shade psychedelic colors on parade fungi bending time and space takes me to a happy place cant wait to see their faces I’ll see you at the races come and taste the magic ~ These mushrooms were intriguing with their the glowing color and the fuzzy texture, but not…

lake, elementals, poetry

Elementals #1

Elementals #1 I had a lovely hike around Lake Fayetteville. This is my favorite spot to go hiking near town. I kept hearing the word “elementals” while hiking. It became a mantra as I was hiking, savoring, slowing down, and harmonizing with nature. She shared many wonderful gifts that day, including ones I couldn’t capture…

flowers, Awesome Stories

Awesome Stories 357

This week Awesome Stories brings you diversity, flower power, and hummingbird magic. The Power of Diversity  Intolerance of ambiguity is the sign of an authoritarian personality. ~ Adorna Elif Shafak explores the power of diverse thought in her TED Talk. I love how she starts her talk with the question “Can you taste words?” The…

hummingbirds, poetry

Hummingbird Magic

Hummingbird Magic ~ hummingbirds flying joyful dancing in midair magic in motion ~ This beautiful watercolor was created by Janet Weight Reed. She is a masterful painter who loves to share her passion for hummingbirds, creating, and teaching. If you don’t know her, I encourage you to explore her art and life lessons at My Life As…

Mike Oblinkski, photography

Magic Mountain

Magic Mountain ~ glorious sunsets monsoon storms and desert fires mountain magic thrives ~ This is another gorgeous photo from Mike Oblinski. Mike talks about the stunning beauty of this scene where nature mixed together a magic elixir of sunset colors, storm clouds, desert fires and exquisite timing. “The sky was on fire from a…

poetry collaboration, dreams

Poetry Collaboration- When Dreams Fade Away

When Dreams Fall Away Neha of Forgotten Meadows has started another poetry collaborative. This time she asked us to write a poem based on the prompt “When Dreams Fade Away.” As I slipped into quiet reflection, my muse felt the magic of dreams and their fading as we enter our daytime routines. My offering is below.…