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…

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Melancholy Moments

Melancholy Moments ~ hazy mist conceals dark melancholy moments hidden dangers lurk ~ cloudy perspectives landscapes shrouded in gray fog time to look within ~ This is my contribution to Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday with the image and Sue Vincent’s haiku as prompt.  #TankaTuesday, #MelancholyMusings

Muted Moments

Muted Moments ~ mountains full of brown muted colors fill my view moments to reflect on quiet beauty below reveal the cycles of life ~ I may want grand colors and awe-inspiring views, but life gives us what it will. Similarly, we may want to be happy all the time, but life is filled with…

Panda Play

Panda Play ~ emerald forests flowing with tasty bamboo and pandas at play full of boundless energy spark childhood delight and joy ~ I’m grateful to Tania Marie (friend and fellow blogger) for letting me use this beautiful image as inspiration for writing a poem. Tania is a creative, sensitive soul who has deep relationships…

Mushroom Hunting

Mushroom Hunting ~ colorful fungi  mushrooms fill the forest floor a hunter’s delight spores, yeast, molds, mushrooms galore calling all mycologists ~ I had a blast finding and photographing mushrooms on my hike this past Monday. It was my first day out in about a month, and the forest was filled with an amazing variety…

A Vortex of Power

A Vortex of Power ~ I’ve raved and shared about Mike Oblinski’s photography many times. He is a talented photographer who loves to photograph and chase storms. His latest storm video, called Vorticity 2, is beautiful, mesmerizing, and disturbing all mixed together for me. I could see it setting the mood for an action or…

Timeless Dance of Love

Timeless Dance of Love ~ wings embrace the sky instinct moving wings through air the heron takes flight in a timeless dance of love life’s majesty on display ~

Soul Spaces 112 – Family and Gardens

Soul Spaces Family and Garden Goodness ~ azaleas in bloom squirrels practice acrobats butterflies dancing nature’s bounty on display nourishing body and soul ~   My mom and I thrive in the garden with flowers, bushes, plants, and birds to warm our hearts. I was happy to spruce up her yard as my way of…

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Hello Sunshine

Hello Sunshine ~ fading frost and cold birds announce their sheer delight farewell to winter early flowers bursting forth marks the season of rebirth ~ This is my entry for Colleen’s latest #Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge. The idea is to create a poem (in any form) using synonyms for the two words Spring and Sing.…

Natural State

Natural State ~ moss covered rocks scraggy oak trees, limestone bluffs fresh running rivers some of my favorite things found in the natural state ~   The nickname for Arkansas is the Natural State due to its scenic beauty, abundant wildlife, forests, and clear rivers and lakes. The rugged Ozarks are filled with craggy limestone…