How is it November first already? This morning, here in the US, we set the clocks back to end daylight saving time. Lighter in the morning, darker at night, but I am glad to get that hour back! This week’s Sunday Stills challenge theme is all about leaves. No matter where you live, you may … Continue reading Sunday Stills: A Celebration of #Leaves
Today is Mother’s Day in the US. In our current state of the world, many mothers will not see their families in person today. This is the first Mother’s Day I am without my own mother. Many of you know she passed away on March 3rd, thankfully before the coronavirus prevented folks from spending time … Continue reading Sunday Stills: Reflections of a Mother’s #Giving
The last day of June 2019 is a wonderful way to spend in the outdoors, our theme for this week’s Sunday Stills photo challenge. June was National Great Outdoors Month, which seems appropriate as many folks begin their summer vacations. To help inspire you, today I am sharing some of my favorite photos of this … Continue reading Sunday Stills: The Great #Outdoors
There is much we can do with this week’s Sunday Stills theme: SPIRIT. Humankind yearns for spiritual connections, whether to nature, to other people, to the God of the Bible or to an un-named higher being. I want to take a moment to acknowledge this week’s devasting news about the horrific fire that all but … Continue reading Sunday Stills: The #Spirit Moves Us
Alpenglow is an optical phenomenon in which a horizontal reddish glow is observed on the horizon opposite to the sun. Tuolumne Meadows, in the Eastern Sierra Nevada's high country of Yosemite National Park, is the place to witness the amazing alpenglow at sunset. The phenomenon often lingers for several minutes after the sun has completely … Continue reading The Glow from “The Range of Light”
While the featured image is not your typical glass-pained window, the frame of the pine trees yields a glorious view of El Capitan in Yosemite Valley. "Oh these vast, calm measureless mountain days, days in whose light everything seems equally divine, opening a thousand windows to show us God." John Muir For all its natural … Continue reading Opening a Thousand Windows
If you are a wilderness geek like me, you might know that today, April 21st is the 179th birthday of John Muir. If you didn’t know, let me tell you why he may have been considered (in my eyes) one of the most important men on Planet Earth. John Muir was a Scottish-American naturalist, author, … Continue reading I Feel the Earth Move
If you have followed my blog recently, you recall that I recently (re)-visited Yosemite National Park on Easter weekend. You also may or may not know that this was my 24th visit to the park. Why yes, I rather do consider it my backyard. I am fortunate to live three hours' drive away. This view … Continue reading What Do You Receive in Your Walk with Nature?
Everyone needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and cheer and give strength to the body and soul alike. – John Muir Today's Weekly Photo Challenge: Half-Light, asks us to share a photo inspired by a poem, verse, song lyric or story. Nothing speaks to … Continue reading Communing in the Half-Light
This photo was our view in Lake Tahoe as we rode our bicycles. I have more photos to share in later posts, but for now, please enjoy this Sierra Nevada autumn moment brought to you by John Muir.