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…

Soul Food

Here are more images from a hike at Devil’s Den State Park last summer when we had abundant rain. I humbly follow in the footsteps of men like John Muir who went to the woods to calm their minds and feed their souls. Naturalists, conservationists, and poets have been touting the merits of nature and…

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

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…