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 fungiĀ  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…

spring, sing, poetry

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…

wonder, walking, poetry

Walking in Wonder

Walking in Wonder ~ water painting time layers of sandstone forming ancient sentinels protect the valley below guardians over lost dreams ~ I’ve seen many beautiful photos of Bryce Canyon National Park, but this one from a friend really caught my attention. I love the amazing sandstone formations that look like sentinels watching over the…

monsters, moss, imagination

Monsters in the Moss

Monsters in the Moss ~ monsters in the moss creatures lurking in the grass silken hideaways imagination run wild dreams to pass the time of day ~ I love the variety of colors, textures, and plants in this corner of the woods. Looking at the image later, I saw what appeared to be two creatures…