Tag Archive | nature

Hmm… Melt Stress

A soft baby blue sky reflects off the snow
While eaves drip and ice cycles clunk.
A light fresh breeze tickles the nose
Making birds happily sing.
Let life’s stress melt away.


Hmmm… Proclaim His Glory

Canadian geese gracefully waddling

Wild turkey excitedly scratching

Red-bellied robins determinedly pecking

Budded branches wakefully stretching

Baby blue skies warmly shining

Excitedly proclaim the glory of their Creator

(Genesis 1, Psalm 66:4)

Hmmm… Gratitude – Not Just a Challenge but an Attitude Day 3

Gratitude as defined by Merriam-Webster: the state of being grateful; thankfulness

  1. I may not have “everything” I want but do have all I need. Living with excess has a tendency to pull our focus from what is truly important.
  2. The contented purring of feline companions is a reminder that simplicity in life can be priceless.
  3. I thought the warm splash of color in the flowerbed was washed away by the sudden deluge a few weeks ago. Yet, there they are standing tall, Black-eyed Susans with their faces raised to the sky.

Hmmm… My Rock


The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer ; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust ; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.
Psalm 18:2


Hmmm… A Haiku

Inspired by my love of feeding and watching wild birds, I decided to try my hand at a haiku, a short poem that uses sensory language to capture a feeling or image.

One crimson feather;

In search of better fodder

A cardinal flies on.

Hmmm… Nature is Singing

An autumn-like chill is in the air, thick muted bluish-white clouds blanket the sky obscuring the warmth of the sun’s rays, yet the hummingbirds merrily flit from blossom to feeder enjoying sweet nectar, finches excitedly peck at kernels and nuts, chipmunks chatter and scurry through the hedgerow as trees give a round of applause  in the light breeze.

Nature is singing, “This is the day the Lord has made; rejoice and be glad!” (Psalm 118:24, Psalm 148)

Hmmm…Frolicking and Vigilant

Every Spring morning before planting season, a pair of Canadian Geese drop in at the neighbor’s field for breakfast, and this morning is no different. On this crisp overcast morning, you can hear these waterfowl mates softly cackle and honk to each other while leisurely munching the lush green vegetation. As we stroll along the driveway, Rain does not notice them. As usual, he is too busy snorting his way through tantalizing scents wafting from the hedgerow separating us from the webbed-footed creatures. However, Poppa Goose notices Rain. With a few a-hinks and a-honks sounding like barks, he begins to waddle a path between Momma Goose and us. A-hink! What are you thinking Poppa? A-honk! Are you envious of Rain happily frolicking through the brush with Mother of Master, much like Martha’s feelings toward Mary? (Luke 10:38-42) A-hink! Or, are you reminding yourself to remain alert to the dangers around your lifetime mate lest you fall into a trap? (Ephesians 5:15, 1 Peter 5:8-9) Hmmm… can you enjoy frolicking with the one you love yet at the same time remain vigilant?

Hmmm… Humans, what do you think?