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…

fantastic fungi

Fantastic Fungi

Fantastic Fungi ~ foraging forests micro wonders of nature fantastic fungi ~ I want people to see how amazing and beautiful these tiny organisms are! ~ Alison Pollack Photographer Alison Pollack reveals the amazing world of fungi literally hidden beneath our feet. She strolls around the forest looking for tiny bits of color from small…

winter, wonder

Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland ~   ~ the weather outside is frightful my lovers lips are so delightful our kisses ignite a torrid fever waking the mystic dream weaver ~ ~ Yesterday, I woke up to a winter storm warning in addition to the coldest temps in nearly a century! The temperatures are in Fahrenheit. And today…

winter, beauty

Winter Wonders

Winter Wonders ~ a crisp winter breeze golden grass glowing brightly anchors my heart strings ~ I haven’t been getting outside much lately, at least not to parks or long nature walks where I usually find beauty to photograph and feed my soul. To keep that part of me alive, I’m posting a collection of…

More Macro Moments

More Macro Moments ~ moments to reflect beautiful mini landscapes my secret garden ~ Inspired by a local photographer, Kristin Jones, I’ve been doing more macro photography lately. You can explore her wonderful photography at Fine Art America. I’m grateful for my cellphone that can take decent shots, and occasionally I’m frustrated by shots that…

poetry, transformation

Powerful Prose

Powerful Prose ~  poets rise up ponder, prepare, proclaim harness the power of words pen poignant prose catalysts creating change creative caring community energy infused words  passion, power, purpose a noble mission will you join ~ Amanda Gorman has inspired the nation with her poetry reading at President Biden’s inauguration. I have mixed feelings about…

beauty, poetry

Macro Moments

Macro Moments ~ velvety textures plant life brimming with color my silken treasures ~ I’ve been busy with a new job and not very inspired to write, so here is a short poem and update to say hello, Happy New Year, and thanks for being part of my online family. I appreciate each of you.…