In the Afternoon Sun

in the afternoon sun
after a gentle rain
near a bubbling brook
where the deer do reign
breathe air pristine
lifting flowers scents
offering fragrance of
fairyslippers breath


a wild and tiny orchid
lives under the canopy of forest
a rare and delightful beauty
but do not step too close
for though it has a heavenly scent
you may damage its fragile roots
and then it will not grow back next year


Enjoy flowers from around the world:
Today's Flowers



Listening to the Subtle Voices

have you considered
listening to the subtle voices
the ones in the wind
that are kin
to the floating of the clouds
that are kin
to those sprouting from the soil
that are kin
to the swaying of the trees
that are kin
to those walking upon earth
that are kin
to whom fly in the sky
that are kin
to the mountains rising high
that are kin

to the heart in your chest
and all life
to each drop of mist
like a kiss
they are kin

to the seasons as they dance
also kin

have you considered how listening to the subtle voices
would touch your heart
and mind
how it would move you as you walk
and you talk
have you considered

to enjoy wonderful macro photography
visit: Lisa Chaos's Macro Monday


Conk Dripping

sun dances upon morning
as a kiss of light
waking birds bugs and me
revealing glistening drops
hanging from a conk on a tree

the next day
no more dripping drops:



Light is Not Shy

light is not shy
it's for our eyes
fills our sky
takes delight
as it offers glimpses of
our miniature and vast world

to sit with light
as though your intimate lover
to open and blend
a joyful friend
is to enter a timeless realm

light offers our world
in a mix of colors
texture and even shade
taken to heart
bodies and spirits are fed

beauty in the form of light and dew
is visiting today

dewdrops on tiny moss



and the Winner Is:

Two posts ago I offered a give away from Novica.
They want to give my visitors a $75 gift certificate!
Completely generous of them!

Today is the day.....
random generator chooses Barbara of Brushes and Cloth!
Yea and Congratulations!

From my heart to yours, I thank all my lovely blog friends. 
Your kindnesses, encouragement, friendship touch my heart, inspire smiles
and actually make my art complete. 

So it has been lovely to offer Novica's (affiliated with National Geographic) gift
to you as a thank you. 

I wish one and all a lovely Mother's Day!


Celebrating Mama's and Their Cubs ~

Look Up, Way Up High! 

look up
way up high
in the branches
that mingle with sky
perhaps you'll spy
a mama bear
with her cubs
up there

mama mama
where you going?
we want to come
and play down there!

Soon they will
descend that tall tall tree
and roam the earth with you and me

 I regret not having taken ONE photo of just how VERY tall this tree is!
I am guessing they are denning 50 Feet above the earth. 
I did indeed see the mama bear crawl out of the hole and climb
down the tree and wander about.

As you can see one of the cubs attempted following the mama down
before scurrying back into their den. I am guessing
that any day they will be brave enough to make the journey
to the earth below.


Please visit and leave a comment on my last post. 
I have a $75 Gift Certificate Give Away from Novica
that you could have a chance of winning. 
Winner will be picked this coming Sunday!


Visit SkyWatch Friday to enjoy wonderful sky photography
from around the world. 



Give Away!! Generosity from Novica to YOU!

Give Away!

but first a conk, a shelf mushroom

have you ever looked up close at a conk?
I did and I was amazed. 
I love looking up close at nature:


Now for the amazing Give Away!

Recently Novica, who happens to be associated with National Geographic, wrote me offering a generous gift. 
You see they noticed that I have wonderful Blog Friends,
Yes that is YOU!

This is not something I usually do, but how could I refuse. 
They gave me a gift certificate to order something and tell you about it. 
I got my sister a gift- Shush, don't tell her!

Look how beautifully it arrived in a handmade gift box!
Handmade sterling silver earrings. 
She will love them. 
They arrived so fast I barely blinked and they were here.
From my experience this company is truly
helping artisans to share their arts with the world.
This in turn helps them to make a living and care for their families.


They also gave me a $75 gift certificate for ONE of you!
No jumping through hoops, 
you don't have to follow me here there or anywhere.... 

Just leave me a kindly message on THIS post, 
with a way to get a hold of you (in case you win).

In one week, on May 8th, 2011
I will pick one person who will get this generous gift from NOVICA.

You can choose from their Corporate gifts
or any of their products.

You can visit their section called: Novica Live
check out how you can loan money to artisans around the world at their
I think that is an amazing program. 

(I must, yes MUST hear from the winner by midnight May15th, if I do not....
then I will pick a different person from the comments on this post).

Also, if you enjoy amazing macro photography visit: