Photography: Beauty Beneath the Summer Sun (Post #1)

So we have been visiting the gardens off and on this summer, mostly trying to find days when the weather is a little less harsh.  The weather has been unusually warm lately, but we have plenty of things to keep us busy as a family.  We’ve also been visiting the library more, which all of…

Poem: Waiting for the Rain

This image inspired the following words…   Waiting for the Rain   Keep the truths away From the windswept Regions of my heart For the storms have come Before… It is not something new I am accustomed To the distant rumbling Of impending thunder The darkened clouds The threat of rain – When gentle, A…

Photography: A New Garden, A New View (Post #2)

So here we are again, at the new gardens.  It was actually a very peaceful place to visit and though there were people around, you always seemed to have most of the garden to yourself.  We sat beneath a shade tree and ate lunch, while listening to the sound of songbirds hiding in the trees. …

Photography: Color Comes Alive in Spring (Post #2)

Here are a few more pictures from our trip to the Denver Gardens.  It has been way too hot for me to venture out lately… the temperatures have finally gotten up to the 100s F.  Seeing as we have things we need to do around the house anyway, it’s not that bad… but I sure…

Poem: It’s Okay to Say Goodbye

  How many hours Have passed since we first met? How much joy has been celebrated And how much sorrow? But it has only been A few passing moments in time Adrift across a further span. At first, there was a smile A hello And then much later, A muted goodbye. All passing in seasons…

Poem: So They May See It

I have found a way to cloud my tears and yet exist in the unpleasantness of this decade, while wagging tongues wade the distant rivers waging wars of rhetoric. I shall only hear the sound of nature’s voice, reciting the eternal pages of her boundless poetry. Were it a blue reaching sky, a crimson glow…

Photography: A New Garden, A New View (Post #1)

A year or so ago, we visited another garden location, closer to the mountains.  They had a small butterfly enclosure there, which took a lot of our time and attention 🙂 as well as horses, chickens, and let’s not forget… the flowers.  This week the kids and I decided to go and spend a relaxing…

Learning in the Silence

  I actually wanted to post my images from the gardens, but somehow all these words came out instead.  I’ve decided I will make that a separate post.  Since I have been a way for a bit, I wanted to explain what we’ve been up to and where I have been… both mentally and physically. …

They Wore a Star Over Their Hearts

  It seems so long ago, you heard the stories woven in tears in sadness. They wore a star over their hearts and their hearts were heavy, but where were the voices raised up in indignation? Where was the dissent? No, it is not for us – to speak it is not for us –…

Photography: Color Comes Alive in Spring (Post #1)

Spring has brought the colors back to life in the gardens.  Everywhere you look, a different shade… a different shape… a different hue.  I feel blessed when I can get out to the gardens and often feel sad when I have to leave.  It always seems like our time together is much too short, but…