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

Pod Life

~ Our leader vocalizes with a series of clicks, squeeks, and whistles, signaling it is time to find our meal. The pod moves in synch as we speed off, echolocate, and swarm our target. We herd the fish; circling, splashing, and condensing the mass. Then we dive in to feast. After eating, we float and…

Springtime Delights

~ the floral parade rainbow colors blossoming a sensual feast ~ ~ Our downtown square has long been one of my favorite places to stroll in town. Our city gardeners work hard to keep the gardens looking wonderful all season long. They continually cull, plant, and replace plants to keep the gardens fresh and interesting.…

Lakeside Moments

~ traipsing through the fields geese celebrating their mates wildflowers in bloom resplendent springtime display beautiful moments today ~ I explored a lake near me for the first time. At first, I was disappointed by all the trash around the marina and fishing areas. Then, as I walked the hiking trail around the lake, the…

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…

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…

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…

Thunder Sleet

~ thunder and lightning sleet pouring down from the sky magical mayhem ~ The sleet looks pretty, but it’s treacherous and has shut us down for the last few days. The falling sleet left a blanket of ice, snow, and sleet on the ground, which froze into a giant crunchy and slippery surface, coating roads,…

Super Bowl Blues

~ my team lost the game failed to claim trophy or fame sulking and staring at the walls muttering about some bad calls while lamenting the news feeling the super bowl blues ~ I have no lover to romance no partner to ask for a dance she long since left the roost greener pastures have…