Walking on Snowshine

~ winter wonder blankets the trees feathery snow blowing in the breeze crunch crunch I go merrily through the snow a feast for the eyes magic toner for the thighs despite arctic temperatures we’re game adventurers this deer has come to eat a delicious bamboo treat ~ This deer has been around the backyard and…

Books, Books, Books

TBR Pile Writing Challenge – Pixaby image ~ everywhere I look books in every nook they haunt me they taunt me sneering all the way piles growing day by day you’ll never catch up it’s time to give up books are taking over the house are you lazy or just a louse embarassment grows inside…

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…

Jingle Bell Rock

~ ding dong the grinch is calling my investments are falling the losses cut like a knife tainting my emotional life triggering old stories full of pain, not glories will I ever learn to thrive or shall I quit this jive sleigh bells are ringing children keep singing Christmas spirit is here if only I…

Autumn Changes

~ the seasons come and go moments of joy and sorrow days blending to weeks and years do we savor the moment or rush to complete the next task may we remember to pause breathing in the beauty and transitory nature of life relishing what beauty and joy we find while embracing our challenges for…

Macro Majesty

~ forest foraging reveals a beautiful nut tasty new harvest ~ ~ softly glowing light a leaf becomes a beacon broadcasting beauty ~ ~ I’m still waiting to see if we’ll have a grand display this year. Meanwhile, I found some simple treasures to warm my heart. Happy Autumn!

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…