I sit before this vast wilderness soaking in the untamed beauty that surrounds me. Rising majestically from the ground before me is Open Door—Matriarch of the Valley. Her green rolling hills give way to granite cliffs that give way to a vertical incline speckled with trees that gives way to a shale face that touches […]
Author Archive | Karen B. Shea
Clouds blanketed the sky with the hint of rain to come as this new day beckoned to me for a leisurely walk. As I ventured out into the morning air, a disturbance quickly caught my attention. Two robins, perched upon a split rail fence, shouting their warning call for everyone to hear.
I sit in a forest of green listening to the morning songs of birds’ unseen and the distant drumming of a determined woodpecker. These simple pleasures are a gift from Mother Nature.
I awoke to the sound of raindrops dancing diligently upon the roof accompanied by a soft cool breeze drifting gently through the window below. The smell of autumn hangs in the air. Change is upon us once again. This is the time of year when nature shows us how simple and gentle change can be.
There is a unique quietness that accompanies a subtle rain. It’s as if everything settles in for the cleansing it will bring. I was witness to this this morning on my walk.
There is no doubt these are trying times. Our lives, as we know them, have been turned upside down and in many cases come to a halt. The coronavirus has created a pandemic and a once divided world now has one common goal and mission. Like other parts of the country….
If you spend a lot of time in nature, you are bound to have some magical moments. Nature is all around us. Sometimes grand in scope like a National Park and sometimes our own backyard. One of my magical moments happened on a grand scale – in every way possible.
Experiencing nature in its raw unspoiled state is exhilarating to say the least and one animal holds the magic and wonder like no other — the unbridled experience of seeing a wild horse! Why?
Do you ever wonder what it would be like to be a mole? I’m talking about the animal! Think about what it takes to live your entire life in a subterranean world. Well, one mole is getting its moment in the sun!
Yes! It has been awhile, but it is April now and spring has sprung here in the beautiful Pacific Northwest! What I love most about the spring are the sweet subtle signs it brings. Like…