Thursday, May 31, 2012

May Moments

Man's heart away from nature becomes hard. ~Standing Bear

I've been spending a lot of time outside these past few days, as my staycation flies by - I can't believe it's already Thursday. To be honest, I'm growing a bit depressed that soon it will be back to being indoors for most of the day nearly every day; away from my beautiful backyard and its birds and bees. But I'm going to try my bloody best to get out there for at least a few minutes a day, just to sit and be still.

A few minutes to get my hands dirty in the garden, tending to the food and herbs I'm growing. A few minutes to enjoy the buzzing of bees or the blinking of the fireflies who I so love. A few minutes to replenish my heart and heal from the day. Nature is my mother, my muse and my medicine, the curative to a long day of ingratitude and moaning. How can one feel low when wrapped up in so much magic and beauty?

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul. ~John Muir

The photos were taken over the course of the month, all in my backyard. A small testament that you can feel like crap and still find and appreciate beauty in the small things. I hope you enjoy them. :)


  1. Your photos of your surrounds are wonderful. I especially love the leaves with the raindrops. Be of good cheer....remember you are part of that nature and always can get a recharge at the nearest plant. Smooches and Squoozes, Oma Linda

  2. I totally agree... anytime I feel like crap all I need do is commune with Nature and have her uplift me with the Beauty of all of Creation... nothing connects us to the Creator like all of Creation.

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

  3. I felt the love and the green and the new oozing out of your page and into my heart. Now I need to go outside!

  4. Wonderful photos! You have an excellent eye for composition! Nothing like letting Mother Nature lift your spirits. :0)

  5. your photos are fantastic, you should consider going professional. Nature is wonderfully uplifting to our spirits. Hugs Sara

  6. I've said it before and I'll say it again, it is impossible to feel bad in Nature if one tunes in completely. Mother is there to nurture us with what we need. I'm so happy for you that you had these revelations during your staycation. It's so easy to step outside and take a breath, even if just for a moment. Maybe you could have a little tradition of drinking your morning coffee (or evening coffee) outside.

  7. Oh Danni, these photos are so gorgeous! You are an amazing photographer. Honey, I also hate to spend so much of my time a job...when I could be out loving all that nature gifts us. Life in our modern world, huh.

    Herger and I both want to thank you so much for the sweet birthday wishes from your precious Molly and Chico. Hugs to you always, Mina


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