December 2017 has been unusually dry and warm in Colorado. Instead of skiing, and snowshoeing, I’m still enjoying hikes on dry trails. The sound of the creek changes depending upon the time of year. Frozen surface gives way to the gentle movement from beneath creating a beautiful sound for peaceful contemplation. Also striking is theContinue reading “December Creekside Hike”
Cloud filled horizon Stretching, swirling, twisting clouds Painted morning sky Orange mixed with pink View changes by the minute Fire in the sky
Tonight, just before dark we had three visitors. Mule deer look different from the ones I grew up with in the suburbs of Chicago. It doesn’t matter where I see deer, I still hear this song in my head every time! https://youtu.be/1RW3nDRmu6k
“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” – Lao Tzu Words from an ancient Chinese writer and philosopher. These two rocks were found during excavation for the garage we are building. The beauty and uniqueness of each have earned them a place on the shelf where I write. If you look closely at theContinue reading “Nature does not hurry”
On a crystal clear morning, with snow in unmelted patches, I saw a pair of Grosbeaks. Hiking with a birder friend who was more concerned with physical exertion than admiring our surroundings, she continued forward as I stopped to capture a few shots. When we finally stopped for water and a rest, I showed theContinue reading “Pine Grosbeak – a reminder to stop for beauty”
I have been fascinated by the Lark Bunting since I moved to Colorado. It’s the state bird here and until today my attempts to photograph one have been unsuccessful. This may not be the best photograph but I’m pleased to have gotten him to pose for this.
Moon rising over peaks Majestic magical moon Clear skies reveal you Your magnificence Golden sphere dancing above Your presence brings joy Your beauty brings hope Mountain peaks waiting below Cherish your return.
Just above the peaks Magical shades of color Layers of beauty. Clouds, treetops, mountains Bathed in pink, orange, yellow Breath taken away. Sunrise greets the day Yellow streaks across mountains Mother Nature’s show!
A weekend spent in the company of other writers is enlightening. A weekend in a serene setting with a lake and a challenging hike to beautiful views is also lovely. When you are able to combine these two into the same weekend, you’ve really done something special. It’s thrilling to have casual time with otherContinue reading “Squam Lake Writing Retreat”
There is a quote from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle that I apply to my daily life: “It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.” Today while walking on the dirt roads that surround my house, as always I admire the big and small beauty around me.Continue reading “It’s the little things”