Nature, Quotes

Nature’s Brilliance, Week 4

The final week of sharing shots of nature that I've discovered this past month. And just in time to focus on Camp NaNo. What is Camp NaNo, you ask? Tune in next week and I'll share what it is and what I'm working on. But first, one more week of nature. Sit back and breathe… Continue reading Nature’s Brilliance, Week 4

Nature, Quotes

Nature’s Brilliance, Week 3

Another week of nature's splendor that speaks far louder than words. Sunrise, sunset... This lady was hard at work laying her eggs. And here's the critter that taunts my dogs every day. He's taunting me here, too, daring me to come and get him. Challenge accepted. The most beautiful gift of nature is that it… Continue reading Nature’s Brilliance, Week 3

Nature, Quotes

Brilliant Bursts of Nature

I explored the beautiful gems of summer hidden in nature this past week. The next four weeks I'll be sharing the brilliant bursts of nature I discovered. I hope you enjoy! Munsinger Gardens in St. Cloud, Minnesota. An exquisite fountain, again at Munsinger Gardens. All that's left of my grandparents' farm where I spent nearly… Continue reading Brilliant Bursts of Nature

Fun, Nature, Writing

Nature at its Finest

We spent some time at our place in Estes Park, Colorado this past weekend. In fact, we're actually there now as I write this post. Before me is the amazing mountainside on the other side of the river right outside my sliding glass door, a cup of coffee at my side, one of my fur… Continue reading Nature at its Finest

Faith and Spirituality, Gratitude, Life Lessons, Nature, Quotes, Writing

Beauty in Brokenness

I spent a lot of time in nature this past weekend and marveled, as usual, in all of its splendor. The perfect creations as well as the stunning beauty in the broken. And I started thinking...wouldn't it be wonderful if we appreciated people as we do nature, in all of their brokenness and all of… Continue reading Beauty in Brokenness

Gratitude, Nature, Quotes

Summer’s Beauty

Each season has it's own magic, but there's something about the fullness of summer that captures the very essence of life's goodness and God's glorious gifts. How can one not be filled with gratitude when nature is displayed in all its splendor at the dawn of each new day? Rest is not idleness, and to… Continue reading Summer’s Beauty

Fun, Nature, Quotes

Timeout Tuesday

It's been a while since I've done a Timeout Tuesday, and with the beautiful scenery from my trip to the mountains last weekend, I figured today's the day. So pour a cup of tea/coffee/drink of choice, and wander with mother nature.  “I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought,… Continue reading Timeout Tuesday

Fun, Gratitude, Nature, Writing

Hodge Podge and Update

I've been a bit of a slacker lately. Although, I guess slacker isn't an accurate term. Life has been exceptionally busy, but I'm so grateful that I've got a good life to live. My son was the passenger in a car that was totaled in an accident two days ago and he came out of it with… Continue reading Hodge Podge and Update

Gratitude, Nature, Quotes

Natural Beauty

It seems I've been blessed with the beauty of nature everywhere I go lately. I wanted to share some of the serenity with my blogging peeps. Have a cup of tea/coffee, put your feet up, and let yourself be mentally transported to the great outdoors, surrounded by peace, chirping birds, a gentle wind, and the fresh… Continue reading Natural Beauty