The Touch of Grace

The Touch of Grace ~ a cool breeze blows tickling my face and hands the wind a gentle caress like the touch of a lover she soothes my body softening the rough edges a moment of stillness brings peace and gratitude thank you sweet grace ~ Since I haven’t been out hiking much lately, I…

Freaky Fungi

Freaky Fungi       ~ freaky fungi forms a mycologist’s delight the beauty of spores ~             This is the follow up to my mushroom hunting adventure. I saved the two wildest mushrooms for this second post. If you’re brave, you can click on the images for a closer…

Mushroom Hunting

Mushroom Hunting ~ colorful fungi  mushrooms fill the forest floor a hunter’s delight spores, yeast, molds, mushrooms galore calling all mycologists ~ I had a blast finding and photographing mushrooms on my hike this past Monday. It was my first day out in about a month, and the forest was filled with an amazing variety…

Comely Clover

Comely Clover ~ simple red clover tiny edible blossoms beautiful delights ~ I find nature endlessly fascinating. This beautiful flower is a close up image of a common red clover blossom. The red clover is an edible legume found in much of the midwest and the northeast US. It is commonly used as food for…

Tranquil Nights

Tranquil Nights ~ tranquil evenings communing with life’s beauty respite for my soul ~ Over various periods in my life, watching sunsets has been a nightly ritual. A way to return to my soul. Resting in the beauty of nature, watching the sunset, and opening myself, I feel alive, grateful, and one with life. May…

Night of the Soul

Night of the Soul ~ galaxies twinkle painting the sky with beauty alive with wonder ~ The night sky has a way of reminding me of the beauty, wonder, and immensity of the universe. It’s been far too long since I spent time simply gazing at the night sky in wonder. This beautiful image by…

snow, beauty, poetry

Crystalline Dreams

Crystalline Dreams   ~ snow beauty white portraits crystalline dreams winter wonderland birds, berries, buds, and snow nature playing with contrasts a delicate dusting of white beautiful visions dance in my heart gratitude for nature’s snowy surprise ~ We finally had some snow here in NW Arkansas! We haven’t had more than a dusting in…