Thursday, December 31, 2009


The end of a year lies surrounded in bright possibility with the purity of birth upon the death of a decade best left to a remembered past.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Through the Tunnel

Looking through the stony narrow passages of the mind there is always the gift of Nature as that still small place of peace.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Flowering in Possibility

Nature's gentle message of unfolding possibility in the winter whiteness and decaying grasses. This Flowing Kale remains regal as it lifts its head to bask in the shine of the distant sun.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Serenity Now

Under the harsh and frigid December sky, the trees hold up their arms in surrender. Perhaps that's how they maintain their serenity.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Autumn Pastels

Sometimes we are fooled into believing that Autumn is only about the rustic colors, when in fact the forsythia that blooms so brilliantly in spring, has leaves that mellow in pastel in Autumn.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Spring of Youth

Deep within the aging body of a leaf, lies the veins of the eternal youth of spring.

Monday, November 23, 2009


An overflowing cornucopia as a symbol of abundance, gives rise to feelings of thankfulness
for a harvest of blessings.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Serenity Now

A rippling of foam with a blending of sky and sea... as far as the eye can see, gives cause for a moment of serenity.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Golden Maple

Our little maple out front hangs on to it's leaves... letting them mellow in the late Autumn sunshine.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Side by Side

Two fringy fallen remnants of Natures design lie peacefully side by side on the sands of time, waiting to be swallowed back into the salty sea.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


The frilly heads of treetops converge in awe of the serrated sherbet sunset.

Monday, November 16, 2009


The giant wave rolls calmly to the shore and swells to a curl of breaking foam.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Purple Berries

The perfect purple berries on denuded branches sit like crowned jewels of an Autumn delight. The camera lens captures a small swatch... no wonder it is called the Beautyberry bush.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Butterfly Bananas

After the blooming of the butterfly bush, little bananas emerge and grow skyward to capture the sun of a setting Autumn.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A Door to the Wee Ones

As a door between the veiled and shadowy world of the wee folks and the lover of natural phenomena, the leaves like rake and broom guard the entrance where a magical family takes refuge.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

All Fall

A tangle of vine in the late morning sun gives up the pastel version of fall's rich colors.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Smile on Dead Wood

When you wander lost with eyes cast downward, there is always the discovery of a joyous face in the most unlikely places... it gives one hope.

Friday, November 6, 2009

One Last Bloom

A rose is a rose is a rose... but a blooming rose bud in November is a bit of a miracle.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Tall Grass

Crouching down and looking up, I became a grasshopper waiting for the the climb.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Night Rain

From a view on a porch the the night rain is captured as dropping moons against the heavy boughs of the hemlock tree.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

A View Through the Willow

The gently weeping of the willow leaves over the pond, as a lookout hideaway from a young child's past.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Sunrise on the Highway

With mist rising from the side of the road and the sun rising in the morning sky, the road ahead welcomes us as we enjoy the view of Eastern Ohio.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A Flare for the Dramatic

As it clutches and climbs the bark of a tree, even the poison ivy vine adds it's dramatic color to the season's changing landscape.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Squirrel's Bounty

A harvest bounty of acorns lie bare in a field of dirt, just waiting for the graceful leaping of a young squirrel who waits with switching tail for me to disappear.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Teardrops on a Leaf

After a night of tropical storm to cleanse the air, a leaf dries it's teardrops by the light of the sun.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Late Bloomer

The unfurling of the Rhododendron blossom under the shine of the afternoon sun, displays the hidden pistil reflected upon the mirrored leaf.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Spreading of Mist

Amidst the backdrop of willow and oak the aerated water rises in triangular spread as the pristine droplets fall into a circle of suds.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Rising to the Sun

The graceful berries bow under the afternoon sun, one young upstart rises to the occasion and stands alone and proud.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Fairy Bug

Upon the threads of the milkweed pod, a little fairy bug floats suspended over the silken threads of the spidery seed, as he peers out from the jungle of his weedy surroundings.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Bee Still

Not even a cameo close-up of the white mum shining brilliant white in the noon sun could not deter the honeybee from her task of gathering the pollen.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Pokeweed Berries

I love the cascading of the whiskered pokeweed berries as they shine in the Autumn sun. Once used by Native Americans to ward off evil spirits, the plant is now used as a cure for childhood leukemia. So many of our currents medicines have their roots in ancient remedies.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

My Favorite Fall Color

In the early turning of the foliage of fall, the vibrant color that lies between orange and red has it's fleeting time upon the maples, and when captured by the shine of the sun is worthy of a happy clap.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Windmills Waiting

The clouds converge like a mountain of snow, as the windmills wait for the wind to blow.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Grazing Together

Undaunted by the whizzing of cars and trucks in a fast moving world, the dotted complacency of cows continue their feeding... only one who is centered looks over his shoulder in a moment of wonder.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Autumnal Bloom

A burst of bloom shines as a prescient joy... marking the fine lined smile of an autumnal mum.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Sherbet Skies

Under the setting October sun, the sky churns it's clouds to mix colors of blue, mauve, white, and orange into a mellow meld of a sherbet glow.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Eye of the Hunted

Framed by the face of the night-time clouds, the eye of the Wolf Moon looks down and awaits the hunt before the howling.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Happy Faces and a Honeybee

The happy golden faces of the daisy mum clamor for attention, as the shy little honeybee perches at the top left and gives thanks for her bounty of pollen.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The Change of Dogwood

Leaves once so green in the spring have mellowed into an autumnal blush of violet, the creamy white petals have matured into ripened berries that delight the squirrels.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Pods in Disarray

Off the beaten path of sidewalk and pavement, tree pods in curlicue disarray mark their signature upon a nest of needles.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Desert Game

Not a soul around for as far as the eye can see, just a boulder of a cloud playing Simon says with the mountain over the silent gaze of the desert scrub.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Dance of the Last Bloom

A cool autumn breeze spins and twirls the last ballerina bloom of the fading fuchsia plant.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Bucolic Landscape

Nestled in the foreground of a passing scene, a red barn as I would have imagined in my mind as a child dreaming of a farm.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Afternoon Lounge of the Arachnid Couple

My lovely little friends of the arachnid world hang together in cross legged embrace, in the shadow of the setting sun upon the pink painted post.

Monday, September 28, 2009

A Pebbling Mimic

From a distance the pebble covered mountain stands in quite grace, as the clouds ahead shift and spread in a whimsical pebbled mimic of the stationary relic below.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Morning Hello

An early morning call to the back of a motel, gave me a chance to say hello to this beautiful horse through the barbed wire... that kept me from a dream of riding bareback into the distant horizon.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Shy One

His tatting is exquisite, it decorates my front porch with delicate silken threads of a circular precision. Shyly he crawled out to greet me as I admired his handiwork, where he curled and hung like his own prey... knowing most people fear his kind.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Budding Divas

Joyful little girlie heads opening to the coax of the waning summer sun. Their full glory to be realized before the opening night of the first frost.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Summer Shine

The color and design of the arranged hothouse flowers look onward as the last of the summer's fruit shines in joy, being kissed by the sun.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Patchy Cloudburst

From the car window as we rolled past the plains, pockets of grey clouds in the blue sky sprinkled us with their grace.