beauty, macro views, poetry

Hidden Charms

Hidden Charms ~ macro details shine fresh views of nature’s splendor beauty revealed ~ When I was younger, I was focused on the obvious beauty of a sunset, mountain range, or grand vista. Those beautiful sights stirred my passion for nature and photography. Gradually, since living in Arkansas, I’ve learned to look more closely at…

flowers, poetry, photography

Flower Lover

Flower Lover ~ roses are red violets are blue my garden is dead and I’m missing you ~ grand feasts for my eyes memories of former glories flowers, buds, and butterflies alive with grand stories ~ with your spring arrival come water, magic, and light nature’s colors gone viral I shall revel in delight ~…

mass protests, Awesome Stories

Awesome Stories 389

This week Awesome Stories brings you environmental urgency. The Time for Action is Now Many of you know how much I love nature. As my recent Soulful Sunday post explored, nature is my go-to happy place for peace, nourishment, and restoration. And I firmly believe that many of the world’s problems are a direct result…

rime ice,

Foggy Fun

Foggy Fun ~ the rime or not the rime this is the essential riddle tiny ice crystals frozen in time playing muse to weather’s fiddle on this foggy winter day ephemeral beauty on display wind, cold, and fog at play highlighting a wintery bouquet ~ My friend Kristin Jones shared a collection of beautiful photos…

nature, soul

Soulful Sunday 108

This week Soulful Sunday explores the nurturing power of nature. I’ve been feeling the call of nature. One touch of nature makes the whole world kin. ~ William Shakespear I’ve been busy getting ready for another move. One that I hadn’t planned on. My landlord asked me to move out of the house so she…

Natural State

Natural State ~ moss covered rocks scraggy oak trees, limestone bluffs fresh running rivers some of my favorite things found in the natural state ~   The nickname for Arkansas is the Natural State due to its scenic beauty, abundant wildlife, forests, and clear rivers and lakes. The rugged Ozarks are filled with craggy limestone…

wonder, walking, poetry

Walking in Wonder

Walking in Wonder ~ water painting time layers of sandstone forming ancient sentinels protect the valley below guardians over lost dreams ~ I’ve seen many beautiful photos of Bryce Canyon National Park, but this one from a friend really caught my attention. I love the amazing sandstone formations that look like sentinels watching over the…

field, dreams, poetry

Field of Dreams

Field of Dreams ~ laying in golden fields grasses softly swaying  caressing my body and soul I play with possibilities dreams seeded in fertile fields of imagination and spirit I release them to God and emerge renewed ~ In reality, I only hiked by this field, but later had the sense of possibility playing in…

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,…