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…

Walking with Beauty

~ the glory of spring nature’s resplendent beauty bursting with color ~ Spring was in full bloom on Monday at Lake Wedington. This has become my new favorite park with a nice mix of water, fields, forests, proximity, and light traffic. I must have taken over 100 photos and am still editing and deleting images.…

Trailside Beauty

~ emergent beauty nature’s restorative balm feeds body and soul ~ Recently I went on another local hike filled with spring delights. I revel in the beauty of nature all year, but especially in spring as life unfurls her charms. My body receives fresh air and exercise while my soul is nourished. Now more than…

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A Walk in the Park

A Walk in the Park ~ a stroll in the woods camera at the ready hunting for beauty ~ I had a nice walk at Lake Fayetteville, my favorite local park, on Sunday. It was nourishing to get out in the fresh air, feel the energy, and see signs of spring all around. In the…