“My favorite thing, as a little girl was to walk through the countryside
in awe of the beauty of everything I was seeing …
It still is!”
In the air a sounding of mirth! Joyful flowers in playful abandon, singing and laughing – a most splendid array. Brilliance of color, pattern, design. Lost in happy paradise, Mother Nature’s creation. I shall laugh with the flowers, join the profusion of pleasurable sensations, for how can I not.
Surroundings of blossom, playful peaking around corners, echoes in the distance and all around – a giggle of colors, riches of each petal’s artless glee, unfolding for all to partake. Glorious explosion of colorful laughter. Myriad of joyful expression; the wild flowers of my world.
beauty so joyous
ensuing laughter unfolds
~Thank you, Penny
I lay me down
look up at skies
no end in view
before my eyes.
Just perfect blue
or so it seems
my lying here
with just my dreams.
There’s only now
without the fears.
If I might wish
and make it so
my peaceful state
to grow and grow.
Then I will rise
renewed ’til when
I lay me down
and dream again.
~ Penny L Howe, 2013
A most happy weekend everyone,
John Muir (1838 – 1914) John of the Mountains: The Unpublished Journals of John Muir, 1938 – is a famous naturalist and author. During his life he became a well know advocate for the preservation of wilderness. His views on nature and his written words can serve as a remind to us of how freeing and uplifting being with nature can be. Today I share some of his words with you.
Written one hundred years ago,
“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into the trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves – John Muir
“I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found was really going in. – John Muir
“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
Thank you, enjoy your weekend, the closer to nature the better!
Lost amidst the meadow’s view
forgotten flower poised so true.
Lingering in the morning air
none to breath thy fragrance fair.
Silked, unfolded petals wide
forgotten flower, you abide.
Forgotten flower still unseen
and yet you reign, you are a queen.
For unbeknownst to all this day
crowned with sunshine’s golden rays.
Morning dew with sparkling glow
jeweled petals did bestow.
You’ve become a radiant sight
although unseen, your glory’s bright.
Unfortunate who cannot see
unwitnessed still, for all you be.
Forgotten ’til there does appear
someone of worth who’ll hold your dear.
Forgotten flower never fear
your time for view is coming near!
~“All have beauty under the sun, especially those forgotten ones A forgotten flower should not be, if we chose to – we will see”
Penny L Howe, 2013
Happy Weekend, everyone