Tuesday, June 30, 2009

A Peaceful View

Lying on a blanket in the park, this was the view from the ground. Hours were spent gazing and watching clouds float by... until the eyes closed into a peaceful lullaby of sleep.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Red Button on the Green Carpet

When I spied this little red mushroom against the velvety green of the moss carpet... she stood out from the surrounding ones like a flamboyant celebrity... dressed to kill following Nature's performance of a month of rain.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Mystery of the Moon

Through the shadow of the trees the moon rises in gauzy brightness, at once capturing the imagination in quiet purpose. In the distance the night sounds of frogs and crickets sing Her praises.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Little Snakes

I love the curl and wiggle of these plant tops. Little green snakes in the playground of the Summer's sun.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

June Rose

Is there anything more beautiful than the opening of a rose? The closed bud hides her complexity, and then shares her secrets petal by petal. Mother Nature nourishes with the morning dew. 

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Face of a Fungi

The recent lack of sunshine and cooler moist weather is a trigger for the backyard fungi. A close up of a recent find in sunny yellow shows a pensive face that looks to the left... it's a phenomena called pareidolia, seeing something significant in a random stimulus, such as a face in the fungi. 

Monday, June 22, 2009

Solstice Sunsation

In celebration of the longest day of the year, the sun briefly poked through to illuminate the treetops just prior to it's setting. A happy and welcomed sight after many dreary days of gray and rain.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

On vacation... back in a week.

I'll return 07-22-09. Happy tidings!

Daisies of Summer

The lazy daisy haze  of Summer... he loves me... he loves me not... if Proust he loves and understands... he will love me too... I'll  return on Solstice eve and celebrate... all that was meant to be.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Peeking Through Leaves

Sometimes the sky is most colorful after the sun has set. As darkness descends there is a hope of color pouring through the shady leaves... contrasting colors of pink and orange play in subtle peek amidst the green canvas before the Summer's set.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Reflections on a Stream

Mesmerizing is how I define the view of sunlight dancing on rippling water. There is a quiet peace that comes from the gazing... all troubles vanish when reflecting light comes out to play upon the senses.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

A Cathedral of Tree

Gazing up at the majestic beauty of the Coast Redwood deep within the Muir Woods put a hush on the visitors, including this admitted tree hugger. It's a cathedral of quiet spirituality that brought a tear to my eye... he stands so proud and tall against the elements... oh, if trees could talk the things we could learn. 

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The Return of Bees

This is an old photo of a bee on lace... Queen Anne's Lace. They have been alarmingly absent for the past few years, but this Spring I can see a return as they light on clover, and rose , and rhododendron blooms. It makes me happy and gives me hope... now if the hummingbird returns, all will be well with the world.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Aliens Have Landed

On an old pear tree with lichen covered bark, aliens seemed to have sanded their saucers. They come for a brief visit every year and one imagines... what do they look like? why do they come? what do they think of the yellow haired giant that aims the mechanical device at them? Who can say?.... but it's nice to wonder.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

A Peony for Megan

Soft, gentle, poetic... layers of opening to the subtle tempting of the Juno sun.

Friday, June 5, 2009

The Moon in Focus

The moon captures my sense of mystery, elusive in the catching of  a night-time shot without the proper lensing and tripod. I snap away anyway, often catching the orb in misshapen out of focus. Once lucky, I was able to catch a sharp shot of a perfect full moon, with the foreground and background leaves as the impressionistic foil.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

The Healing of Bleeding Hearts

Tilted in a whispered talk, five bleeding heart blossoms seem to share their tales as their hearts open to let the drop of purple hurt flow downward to the withering... a line of hope surfaces in the sharing where healing can begin.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Perfume for the Heavens

A stroll along the garden path stopped me in my tracks... the scent of this variety of lilac was so overpowering and magnificent that for a moment the sky seemed bluer, the world brighter as the bushy clusters worshipped in their own way.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Goddess of Grace

In the quiet of the woods I found this goddess of grace sitting peacefully amongst the fallen leaves. There seems to be a trickled of tear from the left eye, but her expression is wise, calm and accepting... traits on which to model oneself in the aging.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Patterns of a Leaf

Strolling outside the confines of the rose garden, I was awestruck by the patterns on this leaf frond. The red vein offers a stark contrast to the gently fanning colors of green and gold. It made me think of a Japanese screen, where a gentle gong of a tranquil moment could be heard in the distance.