Moving On

~ moving on again deny, accept, search, decide packing and changing ~ ~ I’ve been all over the map on this decision. I made it much harder by trying to imagine and plan for every future contingency. I’ve offered to help my mother and may potentially move in with her to allow her to stay…

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Macro Mayhem

~ ice-covered blossoms delicate beauty encased a frozen mayhem ~ This is a follow-up to last week’s post with more pictures from the freak thunder sleet event. With any luck, this will be the last snow or sleet we see until next winter. Thankfully, I’m seeing some signs of spring with daffodils and snowdrops peeking…

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…

Autumn Pleasures

~ soft light filters through highlighting a single leaf moments of pure joy ~ Thankfully, there are signs of autumn, but not the grand spectacle of past years. So far we’ve mostly had yellow and brown, with a few sprinkles of red and orange. My guess is that we won’t have a grand display this…

Autumn Reflections

~ trees in transition autumn beauty playing coy with muted colors ~ I love fall for the colors, transitions, time to reflect, and relief from the summer heat. This year we had an especially long and hot summer so I am extra grateful for autumn. In fact, we just started cooling down last week, haven’t…

Macro Musings

~ fungi sharing food magical living networks nature’s recyclers ~ I decided to revisit my passion for macro. In fact, I’ve been researching cellphones to see what the latest batch of phones can do. Some of them are very impressive and tempting me to upgrade. As you may know, I live simply and don’t buy…

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…

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The Dance of Love

The Dance of Love ~ take a centering breath reach across the fears maybe she’ll say yes take the chance play the game feel the beat move your feet dance on soul weaver ~ Valentine’s Day has come and gone, along with my motivation for dating. Thanks to Natalie, fellow blogger at The Hot Goddess,…