Honoring Mothers

~ Today I want to honor our mothers; the earth, our birthmothers, and anyone who has helped nurture and care for us. Planet earth is mother to everyone whether we acknowledge her or not. Most of you know of my love and appreciation for nature and her beautiful diversity of life. Here are some flowers…

Spring Renewal

~ Like John Muir, I go to the woods to be restored and renewed. Especially in spring, I go to see the cycles of life at play, appreciate earth’s beauty, and marvel at the wonders and miracles of life. ~ wandering and wondering I marvel at the beauty of nature each new discovery is a…

Majestic Macro

~ the world close up reveals beautiful details a moment of zen ~ ~ I’m glad that I took the UPS job and stretched myself, physically and emotionally. I had some fun, got in better shape, and was enjoying a break when I was offered the opportunity to return to my previous gig as a…

Walking in Gratitude

~ a walk in the woods crisp air, warrm hues, earthy smells nature’s medicine ~ ~ The colors around town were actually better than in the woods this year. I’m grateful for many outdoor choices, reliable transportation, and easy access to parks to refresh my body and spirit. The job has pushed me on many…

Tantric Turtles

I almost stepped on these turtles beside the walkway to my patio. I had never seen turtles mating before. Have you? I was fascinated by the contrasts. The female is about 50% larger, didn’t move, or even show her head for most of the mating. Finally toward the end, she poked her head out and…

Flower Power

~ wow flowers birds and bees beauty beckons life giving harvest miracles of nature from seed to blossom to husk seasons of life on grand display teachers of nature’s perfect rhythm aligning my heart with the beat of love ~ I’ve been missing flowers and wanted to share some of my favorites from this spring…

Verdant Moments

~ humid lush and green valley ripe with summer growth my verdant moments ~ I finally got out in the woods to feed my body and soul this Sunday. Thankfully, I timed it well in between rain storms with only a brief sprinkle while I was at the park. Devil’s Den is a lovely state…

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…

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens

Here are some reflections from my trip to see my family. This trip it was apparent how much my mother’s health has declined. Her walking is very wobbly, along with balance issues and falling lately. It it hard to accept this steady decline in her health, engagement, and aliveness. This makes me ponder my own…

Macro Musings

~ tiny nature views precious moments of beauty the stirring of love ~ ~ ~ These images are from earlier this spring when I was passionately enjoying the unfolding of life. Sadly, my motivation to get out has waned, along with my desire to write. Thankfully, I have a backlog of beautiful photos to share…