Sunday, October 31, 2010

All About Orange

 I have rarely heard someone say that their favorite color is orange, and yet it is really a spectacular color when it shows up in nature. Happy Halloween and a Blessed Samhain!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Loblolly Pine

From the sandy dunes to the edge of the salt marsh the whispered secrets of the loblolly pines are shooshed by the prevailing winds.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Reflections from the Woods

Whether it a remembrance of the roots of ancestry

or a reminder to stand tall and kind and flexible in the wind

or a call to use imagination to hunt moose without a gun

the woods is a great place to go inward to enjoy your own creative thoughts!

A joyful wonderment to you today!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Hardy Beach Flowers

Though they shiver in the cool salty breeze and it's hard to get them in focus, the Maryland beach flowers still thrive in the warm October sun. I know the goldenrod isn't a flower, just a weed, but I like to give weeds their moment of glory as well.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Hunter Moon

The Hunter Moon rose in a forest of night. Gnarled fingers of crone grey were spread to the sky where the Moon nested for a view... ready to ambush the prey of the October hunt.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Serene Scenes

A pet dog frolicking on the sand, wispy chartreuse leaves try to tickle the water, a coral of color singing to the blue skies.... I could watch for hours and so I did!

Monday, October 25, 2010

All About Leaves

Sun-kissed brilliance 

 Caramel and butterscotch
 Just taking a swim
 Fairies paint in red
Floating on a watery rainbow

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Rolling Along Rt. 81

Just a few sights as we whizzed through the PA- Maryland border, a sneak preview of what has proven to be the peak leaf season of this October weekend. The birds were all excited as was I... of what was to come!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Spirit Guide

It seems that my spirit guide is a doe that shows up when I least expect it and stares unafraid as I approach... even with a little one in tow. I respectfully keep my distance, but it is nice to know that even though I have moved away from the woods and the floodplain, the doe is there watching at the homes of my children.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Mellow, Ready, and Crisp

Soft and mellow the leaves seem to melt in the noonday sun.

Reddened and ready for the gentle fall. 

Vivid and crisp... colors that will eventually turn to crunch.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Goodbye Old Friend

It was a cool clear blustery day, pleasant for October and nothing out of the ordinary when a sudden cracking ripping sound was heard.
There in the yard an old linden tree lay... uprooted and split at the base. The leaves, still green, gave off an eerie death rattle in the breeze. She had survived a fungal infection to her distal branches, and a wire noose that someone harnessed into her trunk, and a glancing lightening strike that rendered a small patch of her bark bruised purple, and yet it only took one gust of wind to push her over the edge. A sprinkling of young weeds had already claimed the territory surrounding her uprooted base... life continues.

This tree hugger offered a prayer of thanks for her years of service to the birds that sought refuge under her outstretched limbs and said a fond farewell... her remains will be cremated in a farmers wood-burning stove and life will continue around her former dwelling place.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Palm Fronds

Whether they're lying on the sand like a snake dinosaur or swaying in the night-time breezes, palms are fun to photograph and color.