A monarch in the meadowPosted: September 14, 2012 Filed under: 365 Yoga Challenge, Adventures in Life, Air, Critters, Earth, endings, Fire, goals, health, home, Letting Go, Meditation, Metta/Lovingkindness, Mindfulness, nature, Photography, Spirit, Summer, Walking, wandering, weather, yoga | Tags: butterfly, clouds, flowers, Health, Lovingkindness Meditation, Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness, MaidinSun Photography, Meadow, meditation, Mettā, Monarch (butterfly), nature, Outdoors, Photography, Sharon Salzberg, Summer, weather, wildflowers 29 Comments
stands for all things
even for those things that don’t flower,
for everything flowers, from within, of self-blessing;
though sometimes it is necessary
to reteach a thing its loveliness,
to put a hand on the brow
of the flower,
and retell it in words and in touch,
it is lovely
until it flowers again from within, of self-blessing.
~ Galway Kinnell
I’ve posted this poem sometime in the past (it seems like long ago), and it came to mind this morning as I was pondering “what next?”
All the newsPosted: August 17, 2012 Filed under: 365 Yoga Challenge, Air, Blog awards, Critters, Earth, Fire, home, Just Five Things, Letting Go, life, nature, Photography, pond, Quotes, Spirit, Summer, Walking, water, weather | Tags: butterfly, car, fog, insects, Insurance, MaidinSun Photography, nature, Outdoors, Photography, pond, rain, Robert Fulghum, Summer, Tom Waits, water, weather 50 Comments
The large print giveth, but the small print taketh away.
~ Tom Waits, Small Change
It’s been interesting times. I brought some of the fog photos from Wednesday morning to show you while I tell you all about it. Well, maybe not all about it. Some about it. I don’t think anybody wants to hear (read) all.
Extraordinarily luckyPosted: July 27, 2012 Filed under: 365 Yoga Challenge, Air, Critters, Earth, Fire, home, nature, Photography, Spirit, Summer, Walking, water, weather | Tags: American Goldfinch, birds, Breezy Acres, butterfly, flowers, Meadow, nature, Outdoors, Photography, rain, Summer, thistle, water, weather, wildflowers 41 Comments
The rains came yesterday and poured down upon us. It rained and rained and rained. The rain was most welcome. The grass is still brown in spots, but it looks as though most everything else has really perked up after the good drenching. We may get more rain today. The air is soupy and warm, always a good combination for pop-up storms and showers.
A walk around the meadowsPosted: June 26, 2012 Filed under: 365 Yoga Challenge, Adventures in Life, Air, Critters, Digital Art, Earth, Fire, garden, home, nature, Photography, pond, Spirit, Summer, Walking, wandering, water, weather | Tags: bee, Black-Eyed Susans, butterfly, clouds, Flower, garden, Meadow, nature, Outdoors, Photography, pond, Summer, water, weather, wildflowers 24 Comments
I thought I’d give us all a break from how I spent my vacation, and post a few shots from home. The weather has been so beautiful here the past couple of days. Summer is going full force in terms of the flowers blooming. It’s almost as if someone hit the fast-forward button. Plants that normally bloom in July and August are blooming now, at the end of June.
Of butterflies and snakesPosted: March 14, 2012 Filed under: 365 Yoga Challenge, Adventures in art, Adventures in Life, Air, Critters, Digital Art, Earth, garden, home, Local Tourists, nature, Photography, Spirit, Walking, winter | Tags: butterfly, Cleveland Botanical Garden, Digital Art, nature, Orchid Mania, Photography, winter 37 Comments
We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it is forever.
~ Carl Sagan
End of seasonPosted: October 21, 2011 Filed under: 365 Yoga Challenge, Adventures in art, Adventures in Life, Air, Autumn, Critters, Earth, fall, goals, home, nature, Photography, Spirit, travel, Walking, water, weather, yoga | Tags: Amish, autumn, autumn leaves, butterfly, fall, fall foliage, flowers, Lancaster County Pennsylvania, meadows, nature, Pennsylvania, Photography, postaday2011, Queen Anne's Lace, seasons, wildflowers 37 Comments
Summer officially ended some weeks ago, but there are aspects of summer that are just now beginning to fade. I think we might still have a few more warm days in store. Even so, we’re entering a whole new phase of autumn.