Blogging, Haiku, Inspirational, Photography, Poetry, Uncategorized

Views From My Front Porch on a Lazy Afternoon

After doing some cleanup inside, I decided to enjoy some time on the porch. I love the views we have. The temperature was mild and the sky was overcast, though some blue was peeking through. A light breeze was causing lovely sounds to come from the chimes. I had to snap a few pictures.  … Continue reading Views From My Front Porch on a Lazy Afternoon

Five Minute Friday, Inspirational, Photography, Uncategorized

Less Equals More When Stress is Lost and Rest is Gained

It's Five Minute Friday time again.  The idea is to write for five minutes whatever comes to mind based on the prompt. We don't worry about editing and try to keep within the limit. This week the prompt word is More. Sometimes more can actually mean less. Stay with me and I'll show you what I mean. … Continue reading Less Equals More When Stress is Lost and Rest is Gained

Blogging, Inspirational, Poetry, Uncategorized

Wondering What I’ll Find as I Wander Through the Woods

Though I haven't done it in awhile, I love to take walks in the woods. While making my way along, wondering what I'll find, I begin to feel less stressed, relaxing as I enjoy the fresh air and beauty surrounding me.  I am blessed to live beside a woodland area with a variety of plants, trees… Continue reading Wondering What I’ll Find as I Wander Through the Woods

Haiku, Inspirational, Photography, Poetry

Breezes, Sunshine, Waves and Sand: Poetry from the Beach

Earlier this month my husband and I had a short but lovely vacation in Florida with some of his siblings. The sun, the waves, the sand, the breezes that were both mild and strong, the blue sky and white clouds – all worked together to bring refreshment and reduce stress.     Weekly Haiku Challenge… Continue reading Breezes, Sunshine, Waves and Sand: Poetry from the Beach

Blogging, Inspirational, Literacy, Magnetic Poetry, Photography, Poetry

Spring Rains Encourage Growth, Beauty and Refreshment

As I relax in my living room I hear the comforting sound of raindrops steadily falling. This evening I spent some time with the online Nature Magnetic Poetry kit. Listening to the rain my thoughts were naturally drawn to words that might relate.   Refreshing Spring Rain Spring rain softly falling leaves earth pure and fresh Squirrels… Continue reading Spring Rains Encourage Growth, Beauty and Refreshment

Blogging, Books, Five Minute Friday, Inspirational

Slow Down for a Time of Reflection this Lenten Season

Slow and steady wins the race is the moral of the story about the Tortoise and the Hare. I'm not sure it always holds true, but there is definitely wisdom in taking things slowly rather than always rushing ahead. SLOW is the #FiveMinuteFriday word prompt for this week. Lent: A Time to Slow Down We are coming… Continue reading Slow Down for a Time of Reflection this Lenten Season