Verdant Moments

~ humid lush and green valley ripe with summer growth my verdant moments ~ I finally got out in the woods to feed my body and soul this Sunday. Thankfully, I timed it well in between rain storms with only a brief sprinkle while I was at the park. Devil’s Den is a lovely state…

Summer Days

~ lingering summer blooming flowers brutal heat beauty and the beast ~ I wish I could say I’ve been traveling, going on adventures, or even going out hiking, but the reality is I’ve mostly been indoors, walked some around the neighborhood, and gone on one hike at a nearby lake. I’m grateful that we haven’t…

Soulful Sunset

~ the sky is glowing painted with shades of orange a soulful moment ~ I watched this beautiful sunset unfold while flying back to Arkansas from my trip east to see family. It reminded me of the many amazing sunsets that I’ve watched over the years. I’m grateful for the many beautiful places that I’ve…

Cranky Casting Call

The Cranky Muse aka Mr. Cranky aka Muse Brad has made an ultimatum. If I want his writing services, then I need to find a woman for us. One of Mr. Cranky’s complaints was the lack of female companionship. We seem to be suffering from a loss of nurturing, connection, and inspiration. He would put…

Macro Musings

~ tiny nature views precious moments of beauty the stirring of love ~ ~ ~ These images are from earlier this spring when I was passionately enjoying the unfolding of life. Sadly, my motivation to get out has waned, along with my desire to write. Thankfully, I have a backlog of beautiful photos to share…

Walking with Beauty

~ the glory of spring nature’s resplendent beauty bursting with color ~ Spring was in full bloom on Monday at Lake Wedington. This has become my new favorite park with a nice mix of water, fields, forests, proximity, and light traffic. I must have taken over 100 photos and am still editing and deleting images.…

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…

plant, beauty

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…

spring, soul, beauty

Emergent Spring

Emergent Spring ~ spring new buds seek the sun life emergent buzzing with motion birdsong fills the forest nests, caves, and dens being built harbingers of rebirth abound heeding the impulse of creation nature resplendent with color and sound ~ I picked an etheree as my form for this week’s poem. I love the shape…