Go with all of your heartPosted: January 3, 2013 Filed under: 365 Meditation Challenge, Air, beginnings, Daily Walk, Digital Art, Earth, Fire, home, Mindfulness, nature, Photography, pond, Quotes, snow, Spirit, Walking, wandering, water, weather, winter | Tags: cold, frost, ice, James Gates Percival, MaidinSun Photography, meadows, nature, Outdoors, Photography, pond, quotes, snow, sunrise, sunset, trees, water, weather, wildflowers, winter 38 Comments
My Yogi Tea tag wisdom for the day is:
Wherever you go, go with all of your heart.
I would add to that:
And listen to your body.
RetreatPosted: August 27, 2012 Filed under: 365 Yoga Challenge, Adventures in Life, celebrations, Critters, Earth, exercise, Fire, goals, health, home, Just Five Things, Letting Go, nature, Photography, pond, Quotes, Spirit, Summer, Walking, water | Tags: birds, breath, Cleveland, flowers, great blue heron, hawk moth, Lake Erie, MaidinSun Photography, meadows, nature, Outdoors, Photography, reflections, Sally Kempton, Summer, trees, water, weather, wildflowers 47 Comments
Day 1. Today I saw a hawk moth in the wildflower meadow. It’s the first time I’ve seen one here. His little wings were moving so fast that it was impossible to capture anything other than a blur.
MorningtidePosted: June 29, 2012 Filed under: 365 Yoga Challenge, Air, Digital Art, Earth, Fire, home, nature, Photography, pond, Quotes, Spirit, Summer, Walking, wandering, water, weather | Tags: Henry David Thoreau, Mary Oliver, meadows, nature, Outdoors, Photography, pond, reflections, sunrise, trees, water, weather, wildflowers 24 Comments
What is there beyond knowing that keeps
calling to me? I can’t
turn in any direction
but it’s there. I don’t mean
the leaves’ grip and shine or even the thrush’s
silk song, but the far-off
fires, for example,
of the stars, heaven’s slowly turning
theater of light or the wind
playful with its breath;
or time that’s always rushing forward,
or standing still
in the same – what shall I say –
What I know
I could put into a pack
as if it were bread and cheese, and carry it
on one shoulder,
important and honorable, but so small!
While everything else continues, unexplained
and unexplainable. How wonderful it is
to follow a thought quietly
to its logical end.
I have done this a few times.
But mostly I just stand in the dark field,
in the middle of the world, breathing
in and out. Life so far doesn’t have any other name
but breath and light, wind and rain.
If there’s a temple, I haven’t found it yet.
I simply go on drifting, in the heaven of the grass
and the weeds.
~ Mary Oliver, New and Selected Poems Volume Two
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.
Sock skating down the hallwayPosted: September 29, 2011 Filed under: 365 Yoga Challenge, Adventures in art, Adventures in Life, Air, Autumn, beginnings, Earth, fall, Fire, goals, home, nature, Photography, Spirit, Walking, wandering, weather, yoga | Tags: artist's date, fall foliage, flowers, meadows, nature, Photography, Picnik, play, postaday2011, sunlight, The Artist's Way, wildflowers, WordPress 44 Comments
Because I knew it was supposed to be a gloomy day, I saved some photos from yesterday to brighten the place up. That’s not really a dragon’s neck up there. Just a limb on one of the trees near the pond. But doesn’t it look like it could be a dragon’s neck?
364: Misty morningPosted: September 22, 2011 Filed under: 365 Life in the Bogs Challenge, Air, Critters, Earth, endings, goals, home, music, nature, Photography, pond, Spirit, Summer, Walking, water, weather | Tags: Detroit, Detroit International Jazz Festival, flowers, fog, meadows, mist, music, nature, Photography, postaday2011, Sammy Figueroa, wildflowers 29 Comments
I was up and out early this morning, taking another barefoot walk through the dewy grass. Although it is still technically summer, the autumn mists seem to have settled in as our morning greeter.