Lovely Solstice to One and All

mystical in your subtle colors
sky and land
soft blues
trees laden in fluffy snow
heart quiets
to meet a calmness
quite grand
winter solstice has arrived
light more light
in the land

I wish you a wonderful holiday season
and beyond


Let It Shine

come close to the light
that illuminates life
let it shine upon your flesh
seep inside your bones
flavor thoughts
let it dance as your muse
animating your spirit
fulfilling desire
come close


Meld ~

it is your spirit
your breath
your body
and moods
that have my attention

your rhythms
and stance
your colors
that enhance
my life

it is the vigor born with exchange of our breath
that draws me near

your vast wild ways
 intricate beauty 
inspire me 
to hold your hand
letting the edges of my being 
meld with yours


sunset sky reflected

 Enjoy skies around the world by visiting: Skywatch Friday
Enjoy poetry for the prompt: Meld
at OSI



Apprentice for a Season

To all of you, by friends of blogland
I thank you for your caring friendship and wonderful visits!
When I think of Thanksgiving, I think of gratitude. 
I feel grateful for each of you. 
Thank you for being in my life. 


opening slowly
with quiet listening
my heart greets winter

taking in the details of each day
and night
temperatures that drop
a blanket of snow that cloaks all life

I will be your apprentice
feeling with my heart
listening with
ears and eyes
blending with my
skin and spirit

I invite you
into my dreams
lift my spirit to take flight
into the realm of winter wonderland

in this season
what will you instill in me


please visit NF Macro to enjoy wonderful Macros from around the world!

I was just visiting  a wonderful artist Beth's Blog: Beth's Artworx and found that she had honored my blog and art on her Fat Tuesday Post;
I feel so honored! 

Feel free to join in on her wonderful Tuesday posts and visit one another.



Pause ~

to rest in the quiet places
both within yourself
and in the world around
sense and follow your breath
perhaps consider
that your breath
is the same breath
that inhabits
each lovely flower
and then each seed


To enjoy Macro Photography from around the world, 

To enjoy poetry for the prompt: pause
Visit OSI



Seeds and Mist in Morning Light

dandelion seeds
in fancy droplets of mist
spheres that hold
morning light
lean in close
for the cloak between realms lifts
a province of treasure
precious light

Please visit Lisa Chaos for other folks wonderful macro photography~


Visit One Single Impression to enjoy poetry by others, prompt: fancy




Autumn Mist ~

we are contained
within a vessel that we call body
and so our spirits energy is quite tangible
a strong presence to get to know

without a body
it might be more obvious
that we are connected
completely blended
like mist
to all energy
all life
imagine that

perhaps it is our vessel that fools us
for a moment
or a lifetime
into thinking
we are separate

to enjoy skies from around the world


The lovely and Talented Amalia, has honored me with a beautiful post about my photography.
If you would enjoy seeing her gift and more of my photography,
please visit: Art Memoirs by Amalia K
to treat yourself for wonderful visions of her art,
visit her art blog: Translucent Blue!
doing so would be a grand gift to you~

from my heart to yours
thank you Amalia


A Welcoming Embrace ~ Grace

a welcoming embrace

there is a grace within the spirit
of your wild and rugged beauty
a grandeur
in the immensity of your mountains deep and high
you inspire stepping out of time
a spaciousness settles in
an embrace so complete
that the wild
I am

Sunset at Kintla Lake, Glacier National Park


Visit: OSI to enjoy poetry for the prompt: Grace

Visit Scenic Sunday for gorgeous scenes around the world!


Water, a Precious Gift ~

raindrops bathing in sunlight

fluid life of water
an entirely mutable dance
raining from the sky up high
seeping into earth below
quenching thirst of tree and bee
flower deer you and me
all the food and drinks
we eat
released again
to our earth beneath
an entirely mutable

Friday, October 15, 2010

this years subject is 'water'.

Water is entirely precious, essential and part of every bit of our bodies
and all life. 
To deeply appreciate what water is to our lives, is to care for its health.
As I write this post, there are over 4,000 blogs that will be honoring water in one way or another. 
You can join in, visit: Blog Action Day, sign up, and honor water on your blog, in your way.

visit: Nature's Footstep to enjoy macro photography!



From the Earth We Do Rise

from the earth we do rise

born of spirit and earth
we are

a wee tiny baby
potential to grow
on and on

eating breathing drinking
from the bosom
of mother and earth

from the earth we do rise
bodies made from this planet
filled with eternal spirit


I would like to thank Ces for honoring me with her beautiful 
Arija award. 
This award honors lovely Arija, living life fully
and the gift of friendship, sisterfriends. 
Thank you dear Ces ~



Fragrance of Mullein~

have you ever smelled
a mullein flower
it's scent is guaranteed
to make something inside
swirl and twirl
with a need to lean in close
for another inhalation

to enjoy wonderful macro photography



Snyder Lake, Glacier National Park

along your shore
touching the edges of your waters
letting the air
through a sensuous breeze
permeate my flesh
change my spirit
colors of this day
do purify
all thoughts
born anew
in you

to enjoy other folks wonderful photography


Late Summer Wildflowers

Mountain Bog Gentian

 precious flowers of the wild
late summer beauties make me smile
growing in the mountains high
delicate strength in which you thrive
your beauty has me on my knees
admiration for you
turns into a gift for me

 St. John's Wort

 fringed grass of parnassus

visit: Lisa Chaos's Macro Monday enjoy other folks
wonderful close up photography!

I took these photos early this month.


Autumn Equinox

spirit of the wild surrounds me
held in a clouds embrace

howling wind
lifts and blows
revealing vast horizons
valleys mountains
forests turning golden
fog clouds rain hail
wind the paint brush
spirit of the wild

on the threshold of Autumn
weather changes every moment
colors dance as leaves take flight
it is a lively and wild time

wishing you a lovely Autumn

in my last post I offered 3 greeting cards from my Spirithelpers 
website to the person who could tell me what the tiny red 
fungi were. 

Cobi from Paddestoelengek guessed:
I think they are Scutellina scutellata.
I think that is what they are too, thanks to the help from my 
fungi teacher, Larry Evans, from Fungal Jungle.

Congratulations Cobi!
I thank everyone for joining in the fun and guessing!


Do You Love Fungi?

this is one gorgeous fungi season
the enchanting creatures are popping up everywhere
my favorite time to visit
is in the morning light

I have never seen this second photo, the orange red one
it is quite tiny.
Be the first person to tell me what it is
in the comment section 
and you can visit my webstore:

and choose 3 greeting cards, as a thank you from me!

I have been eating these wonderful little puff  balls, cooked,
they have a nutty flavor that I love.
But don't take my word on them being edible, 
do your research! Get to know them, yum. 
Or just enjoy there wonderful form for viewing.

here is another photo of the mushroom that I want to know the name of
this photo shows the size better



Jelly Fungi ~

finding orange jelly fungi
cuddled as it should
with the lovely forest clover
life is just so good

I just bought my first cord of wood, anyone want to help me chop the big pieces
and stack it up? ha
Only three more cords to go.....
It will feel so good to be prepared for winter.




so many choices rise
as I browse through yesterdays photography
of my time in 
Glacier National Park
rocks beneath water
rising mountains in their majesty

a friend once shared with me
having an option
a choice
is such a grand thing
a sense of freedom
to live ones dream
so I choose to share nature's beauty
with you




to enjoy poetry for the prompt: choices, visit One Single Impression
to enjoy beauty, visit: Scenic Sunday

Thank you Dan



in you
infinite new life
creative possibilities
a breath that has never been lived
ever before
empty for stillness to permeate
then inspire
the invisible world
of endless possibilities awaits

to be born
in your breath
your hands
from the depth of your heart
passion of your belly
let the breath of life rise
and animate
abundant possibilities

to enjoy wonderful macro photography visit Lisa Chaos:

to enjoy poetry with the prompt; Empty



Tiny Peeks ~

wee tiny peeks of life
lit up by beams of light
treasures for our eyes
such delight


Visit Lisa Chaos for Macro Monday