Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Nature's Power

My favorite flower - Peony. Image- Photo of peony in our garden

They were gone before I knew it this year. Gorgeous heads bowed to the ground submitting to the weight of the rains.

With so many in this region losing so much to the rising waters, how dare I complain?

"Peony's Bow"
Original oil painting offered on my website gallery.

Nature is the art of God” - Dante

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Become Silent

Become part of the silence. Then if the simple sounds of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive...

We had a big storm last night.

Sometime in the dark of night I was awakened by spectacular lightening and booming thunder. I am grateful for a bedroom with an entire wall of glass. It allows my own private showing of nature's glory. I sat up in bed and contemplated this show of strength. Then came the soft tinkling of rain and the multiple songs. The birds' singing were louder than I have ever heard before. If the birds can sing after a storm, then why shouldn't I?

I have always been obsessed by birds. My collections of their works (nests, eggs, feathers) grow. I do not own a bird- never have, but I covet several bird cages. They each have the little door open at all times. If a visitor comes along with a instinct to close it's door, I explain that the door remains open.