Tag: nature photography

lessons learned: balance and sneezeweed

About a week or so ago, I had hit my limit–spiritually, emotionally and physically. Broken ribs, cluttered home, never ending projects, new transitions–all a part of life, I know, but my soul couldn’t wrestle with another thing. On the way home from an event… Continue Reading “lessons learned: balance and sneezeweed”

journey

This morning, I thought I might try something a bit different with my post. A few minutes ago, I came across a photo that reminded me of an unexpected treasure I found as I traveled across the state of Wisconsin many years ago. A… Continue Reading “journey”

“When I entered the cave hoping for a glimpse of celestial brightness, it never occurred to me that it might be so small. But here it is, not much bigger than a mustard seed—everything I need to remember how much my set ideas get… Continue Reading “”

a psalm of hope

from the newly released book Growing Grace: A Book of Psalms Celebrating Creation Our Healer, our Hope, We greet you in the morning with fresh faces turned toward the sun. You warm our skin and our hearts with your light. You envelop us in your… Continue Reading “a psalm of hope”

ahhh, peace

There are mornings when the world greets me unexpectedly with a brilliant sunrise or a joyful birdsong. I sit in my meditation room, drink my tea, and soak in what Creation has to offer my soul. Ahhh, peace.

healing

Some days when the scars in my soul remind me they are there, I go out into creation and just be with my God.  I am reminded that there is beauty in each and every living thing, even myself. May is Mental Health Awareness… Continue Reading “healing”

healing

Some days when the scars in my soul remind me they are there, I go out into creation and just be with my God.  I am reminded that there is beauty in each and every living thing, even myself.

silent sabbath

As a part of the residency program I am attending, we spend a day and a half in a silent sabbath.  In my life, living into prayer is best experienced out in nature, and so I spent several hours throughout the day observing, listening,… Continue Reading “silent sabbath”

a story to tell

After I arrived home from work tonight, I journeyed my away around the gardens.  It is amazing how an early afternoon shower then warm sun can perk up the plants and stimulate new growth.  As I made my away around each bed, I reflected… Continue Reading “a story to tell”

sitting still

Sitting still, doing nothing Spring comes, and the grass grows by itself. ~Basho    

some morning visitors

 

study of amaryllis

   

evenin’ walk

hike to Mt. Pisgah

Happy Arbor Day!

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and then there were six

Lenten rose

seven days into creation

autumn leaves

autumn rainbow

This  morning on the way to school, the sky took on an eerie shade of coral indicating an impending storm arriving behind a glorious sunrise.  It was so mesmerizing that I decided to skip the early arrival at work and head to a local… Continue Reading “autumn rainbow”

the honey bee

study of a ladybug

a few of my favorite things

tulips after the rain

afternoon at the NC Arboretum

Spent a lovely afternoon walking the gardens, rocking in the sun, and delighting in Autumn’s colors.  Want to see more?  Friend growing grace farm on Facebook–there’s an album there.  (easy to do–just scroll down, look on right, and friend!)