Tuesday, January 31, 2023

The Mind

 Featured image: Your Mind Sings: Listen

The mind that is stretched to a new idea never returns to its original dimension.  Oliver Wendell Holmes

Monday, January 30, 2023

 Featured image: Winter River

The air is very thin in winter. Moisture frozen to

pines and maples. Cool ice colors cover, white greens and brown. Where not so long ago trees were covered with warm color.

A single coppery brown oak leaf shivers in the breeze.

Winter has a different kind of stillness. Sitting quietly in winter.

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Your Place

 Featured image: Heading Home

Do I miss you when you are gone?
Do I rejoice when you return?
Your place, your special place
Your place on this earth
Your place on this earth.

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

When He Looks At Me

 Featured image: Just Saying I Love You

When he looks at me
his gaze holds such wonder
he tells me I am beautiful
as he holds my face
cupped in his hands.
I say …. I love you so.

Tuesday, January 24, 2023


 Featured image: Transparent Wings and Sunshine - Dragonfly

Sunlight plays with the trees
Stillness of the
Pines transformed
wild places

Monday, January 23, 2023

Light's Magic

 Featured image: Kaleidoscope Of Raw Reality: We Are So Small – Northern Lights

The magic of light,
frequently gives us a
glimpse into
the mysterious-ness
that dwells within us.

Thursday, January 19, 2023


 Featured image: Sacred Earth

The earth offers a
Stillness calming trusting
Magnificent earth.

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Morning Light

 Featured image: Gram's Farm

Morning light
lowly takes away
The first
blush of
Time unfolds
yet again.

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Light Abandons Day

 Featured image: Sunset At The Lake

Light abandons day.
Orange sky
hanging clouds.
This will only happen
only once.

Monday, January 16, 2023


 Featured image: If It Looks Like A Bird

the beautiful is lost,
then the soul is lost.
Surface is all that
is left.
Your soul's beauty
is far beyond
appearance. And

So we must discover
the beautiful,
we must
experience our
we must dance with our

We must, from
create, and create
and create, beauty.

Thursday, January 12, 2023

Beautiful Experience

 Featured image: At Peace

When we experience
the beautiful;
we not only discover
but also the greatest
wildness within
and without.
The beautiful allows
us to live on the edge.

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Sovereign Sanctuary

 Featured image: Arches of Triumph

The sovereign sanctuary of nature
its peace and its holiness

reality is both the positive and
heaven and hell here on
God is all things natural, wilderness,
the mysterious, wind, rain, lakes, rivers
streams, oceans, sunlight
and shadow
within these things you
can find

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Nature's Rhythm

 Featured image: Nature's Beauty

The rhythm of nature with its
sublime winds and serene pulse
for me is a love affair that triggers
and restores my mind
restores true spirit
true aliveness the yes
Yes yes of all things natural.

Monday, January 9, 2023

Morning Coffee in the Boreal Forest

 Featured image: Boreal Forest Shoreline

Old picnic table
Gentle breeze
Early morning sun
Cedar trees
Surround me
Turins swooping diving
Silence, silence

Thursday, January 5, 2023

Birds and Flight

 Featured image: Evening Grosbeak

Birds perch on the feeders edge. Their wings are flapping trying to settle.

I have always loved my imaginings of flying, not only in my dreams, but in reality and in the things I create. It is no wonder that I would gravitate to painting birds, both realistically and imagined. I imagine their feathers being cooled by the wind as they fly. I imagine the wind drift lifting them higher and higher like a soaring eagle. I can see them settle on a branch and the sun drying their feathers after a rain. Such a natural thing for them. Yes, it is so unnatural for humans as they proclaim, “But it’s raining outside. Let’s not go” or “It’s too cold.” I frequently wonder at the little finches, sparrows, chickadee, and blue jays and how they stay warm in the winter with just those feathers. Feathers, like flying, have always been magical for me. It is no wonder I would gravitate to painting birds, realistically and imagined.

I painted three little imaginary birds recently and named them fun imaginary names. They all have spirit, are unique, one-of-a-kind, and authentic, the possibility that I imagine for all folks.

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Just Shine

 Featured image: All Rise

Have you ever noticed, perhaps when you meet a person for the very first time that they just shine?  There seems to be a light that is within them that is absolutely beautiful.  They radiate a light that has a very distinctive dignity.  Their light shines beyond their reality.  It is a brilliant light.  

This is not a light that one can control.  You can’t turn this light on and off like a light switch on the wall. I personally think of this light as a hug from God.  The person may or may not believe in God, but for sure, He believes in them and hugs them often.  God’s grace, His light is in all of us.  Let us all let our lights shine.

Monday, January 2, 2023

The Way We See it

 Featured image: First Ice

You are what you see. How you see is part of your spirit. Is the way you see creative? 

How I see is not a static, flat view like a photo gives us,  But,  rather, I see as a dynamic ever changing, ever creative view of life happening. It is the dynamic dance of life and sight.

I was standing under a canopy of entwined branches covered with snow.  The sun was shining through the light snow giving the canopy a stained glass feel – a very magical moment of light, life and sight.