Pond Life Dreams

~ algae-covered pond life hidden beneath the calm while dreams lie dormant ~ This has been a quiet summer for me, focused on work, volunteering, and daily life. Over the last few years, I’ve allowed my dreams to wither and become dormant. Maybe one day, the spark will be reignited. Meanwhile, I’m grateful to live…

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Mushroom Mysteries

~ the fungi kingdom feed, recycle, and connect nature’s grandmother ~ Here are a few of the many mysteries of mushrooms courtesy of the BenitoLink Reporter. Did you know that fungi are the largest organism growing on the planet? They silently feed and shape the health of our soils, plants, trees, and vast ecosystems. One…

Fantastic Flowers

~ delicate blossoms sensual shapes and colors vibrating with life nature’s beauty unfolding a symphony for the heart ~ Flowers have gotten me through many a dark time. They bring me such joy with their vibrant colors, delicate petals, sensual shapes, and ephemeral beauty. Flowers remind me to cherish the moment and give thanks for…

Summer Daze

~ summer days living in a haze relentless heat dragging my feet existential threat dripping with sweat an irritating motif longing for relief my mouth agape fantasy landscape cool mountain air a refreshing affair alpine meadows sudden joy arose ~ ~ The dog days of summer continue to drag on. Never before do I remember…

Summer Thrills

~ excitement and hope fill the air as billowy clouds build and winds gust neighbors gather outside to witness a miracle the prospect of rain a pungent prayer skies darken with immense clouds, and then it begins blessed rains pour from the sky as if from a spigot birds sing, humans rejoice, and trees sigh…

Communing with Nature

~ dragonflies hover ripples of color and light dancing in the air ~ The photos above are from a hike last spring in 2021. Partly due to the weather and my changing habits, I have not been out hiking much this year. I still love and appreciate nature, but find myself less interested in driving…

Foraging for Beauty

~ my secret garden when walking through the forest where wonders abound ~ You might notice that I don’t even know the name of most of these plants and trees. I do know some, but it isn’t important to me. I am more interested in observing and appreciating the details of nature. Some people find…

Shimmering Light

~ delicate blossoms shimmering in the soft light warm my tender heart ~ I’ve been enjoying the pond life with water, ducks, frogs, birds, sunsets, and my neighbor’s beautiful garden. Thank you Pond Life. #PondLife

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…

Soul Soothing Sunsets

~ the sun’s long goodbye glides below the horizon moments to reflect ~ I’m enjoying so much about my new place; the quiet, friendly neighbors, pond, ducks, and open vistas to watch the sky. I’ve been savoring my new place and life, feeling very grateful to have been offered this particular apartment at the perfect…