Mary Oliver, poetry

Mary Returns Home

Mary Returns Home I told myself that I wouldn’t write a tribute to Mary Oliver. The internet is filled with tributes, eulogies, mourning, and celebration of her poetry. But Deborah Brasket’s soulful reflections on Mary and her poetry, along with Mary’s own words demanded to be acknowledged. So I humbly bow to the powers of…

winter, reflections, photography

Winter Reflections

Winter Reflections ~ a moment of grace trees floating on smooth waters winter reflections ~ I finally took some time to nurture myself in nature on Christmas afternoon. While most of the world was busy with family and celebration, I soaked up the beauty and peaceful vibes of nature. My body and mind were refreshed,…

peace, unity, poetry

Soulful Sunday 103

  Soulful Sunday 103 I believe we need time in nature to soothe our minds and nourish our body and spirit. In fact, we are nature, united with the web of life, but our culture has been built on the illusion of humans as separate from nature, May we reclaim our unity with nature as…

autumn, beauty, poetry

Autumn Glory

Autumn Glory Today, I offer a haiku and a tanka to celebrate the glories of autumn in the Rocky Mountains. ~ aspens glowing bright mountains ablaze with color  pathways to heaven ~ hiking the Rockies forest aflame with yellows evergreens contrast craggy mountains standing proud a rich tribute to autumn ~ Clearly, I’m missing the…

mandala, Julie, poetry

Mandala Musings

Mandala Musings ~ pinwheels of color nature’s gifts overflowing with heart mandalas ~ Julie at Ramblings from Jewels has been creating these gorgeous mandalas from leaves, nuts, and other gifts from nature. I love the vibrant look and feel of these unique mandalas. I might try to make a few myself once we have more…

muse, inspiration, poetry

Buttercup Baby

Buttercup Baby ~ late summer flowers fill me up with peace and love buttercup baby ~ I don’t know why, but the song and words popped into my head as the title for this post. Here is the original hit song, Build Me Up Buttercup, from the Foundations that was still popular even 8 years…

nature elements, poetry

Elementals #6

Elementals #6 ~ tiny villages share bark, moss, fungi, water  synergistic life ~ I love to see these tiny patches of life thriving on the bark of a tree. Its amazing to me how the bark, moss, and fungi synergistically thrive with each other. Each one contributing to the whole, and taking only what is…

yellow coneflowers, poetry

Perennial Rockets

Perennial Rockets   yellow coneflowers setting the prairie aglow rockets of desire ~ The Yellow Praire Coneflower is a native of the Great Plains which can reach heights of 5 feet. The cheerful petals that sweep backward from the center cone bloom from May to September. This is another stunning image taken by my friend Gayle…