Sunday, February 19, 2017

Sunday Stroll - Tree Line


Let us walk beneath these blue winter skies,


up through the field 
full of summer memories.


Let us walk the tree line
that runs from east to west
defining the northern boundary 
of this simple homestead.


Let us look beneath the trees,
at the unpretentious works of art
that Nature has generously provided.





Where ever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you a heart full of joy.


Sunday Stroll Invitation - On Your Mark, Get Set, Go!



Wouldn't it be fun to grab your camera (or your phone!) and GO?  Would love to have strolls across the continent, even the globe, to view this evening as my day winds down.

Please join me today for a Sunday Stroll. 



If you do snap a few photos of nature in your neck of the woods today, please share a link in the comments, and I will add you to a list of strollers so that we may all share the beauty of this world, one little bit at a time.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Saturday Snapshot: From the Shoreline



I hear the lake water crashing against the ice
that has gathered along the shore.


I see blue sky,
green boughs,
white ice,
and brilliant sun.


I  taste anticipation.
Is that Spring I smell
rolling in with the white-capped waves?



I feel content.




Where ever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you contentment.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Wordless Wednesday - Rare Blue Skies











(all photos from Monday 2/13/2017)

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Sunday Stroll - Dog Days of Winter

When the snow drifts, go with the flow.




 Follow the shoreline,





and when you must,


 step out of the wind
and up into the woods.






As you breath the crisp air,
the sound of the winter surf
will add a counterpoint to the
laughter and the footsteps
and the whisper of falling snow.


That is the sound of winter's song,
in these northern hills.


Where ever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you laughter and good company.

Head Out on the Prairie for birds, deer and more with Steve!


Sunday Stroll Invitation - C'mon Join the Fun!



"There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing."

~ Sir Rannulph Fiennes



Another snow storm here, but we have folks coming over to go for a long hike at a nearby state park. We'll bundle up, load our dogs into all the four wheel drive vehicles we can round up on short notice, and go!

Please join me today for a Sunday Stroll.  Even a few photos from the back deck will do, if you s.l.o.w.  d.o.w.n. to a Sunday Stroll pace, breath deeply, and notice what nature has to offer in the midst of February.

If you do snap a few photos of nature in your neck of the woods today, please share a link in the comments, and I will add you to a list of strollers so that we may all share the beauty of this world, one little bit at a time.

Head Out on the Prairie for birds, deer and more with Steve!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Saturday Snapshot - Nap Time


In the afternoon
while the dogs are napping,



I hear the crackle of a low fire in the woodstove.

I see all the comforts of home
near at hand:
blankets for coziness,
teapots for warmth that grows
 from the inside out,
books for reading...
 now or later.


I  taste the simple refreshment of lemon water,
and smell lunch baking in the oven;
a farm-fresh frittata,
generously speckled
with home-grown vegetables.


I feel blessed and very fortunate 
on a quiet February afternoon.


Are you a napper?  If so, are you an arm-chair snoozer, or do you climb into your comfortable welcoming bed?  Are your naps the twenty minute cat-nap variety, or long and indulgent?  I am not much of a napper, but I try to take a cue from my napping animal friends and take some time for quiet rest in the afternoon, for a book, a cup of tea and a luxurious stretch as I rise.




Where ever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you bountiful blessings.