A frosty veil falling; Crystalline blanket white; Appearing in secret, While all sleep through the night; Then, upon rising, We see in the morning light The marvelous work of nature, So dazzling and bright. How many things happen Before we ever know? They’re neither seen nor touched; Some never seem to show; Then, upon learning,Continue reading “Blessings of Every Size”
The light of sun Turns dreary rain Into silver threads With just a hint of rainbow. Photo by my friend Shelley
Eastern Oregon and the surrounding areas were havens for Native Americans. Many of these tribes, including the Nez Perce, Cayuse, Umatilla, Walla Walla, and Shoshone, would spend their summers in the bountiful Grande Ronde Valley, where they would forage, hunt, fish, and bathe in hot springs. Tribes that may have been hostile toward each otherContinue reading “A LONG, RICH HISTORY”
“It’s a special place where people think you’re beautiful; it’s more powerful when you know that yourself.” Kris Vallotton Beautiful might have excellence of form or color; though lack of symetry and uniqueness intrigue. It has noble and spiritual qualities, inspiring, encouraging and evoking life within. Handsome is stately or pleasing; masculine and strong. LovelyContinue reading “SOMETHING ABOUT BEAUTIFUL”
A bouquet of flowers, Mix with freshly mowed lawns And a little pine; Warming soil so earthy And all that’s waking up, Mixed with rain washed air: Spring wears such amazing perfume!
We see and hear so many things That violate and trouble our souls; It’s time for us to step away For refreshment that heals all our woes. Stop to consider the beauty That surrounds and greets us each day: Smiling faces, music and love; Sights and sounds to cheer in every way. Continue reading “BEAUTIFUL THINGS”
Cold that chills to the bone; Yet lovely, All crystaline and white. Dazzling in sunshine; Soft as velvet at dusk. Home is so inviting, Offering soup; Warmth that holds and fills us While snow blows into drifts; Statues made by the wind. Landscape dressed in splendor; Pure delight, Bundled up for a walk;Continue reading “A SNOWY DAY”
When I was growing up, we used to get bulb catalogs right about now. Yes, in the middle of winter, while the snow is blowing into drifts outside and gardening is the least likely activity of the day! But oh, the flowers! Page after page of beauty in every shape, size and color. Now isContinue reading “OH, THE FLOWERS!”
“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” Albert Camus
Hollyhocks, Standing tall; Regal, Flamboyant; Happiness on a stalk; Lovely hollyhocks.