Tagged with natural beauty

Discovering a Simple Pleasure in Yellowstone

I have found that a key ingredient of a simple pleasure is one’s perception of time.  To truly enjoy a thing, one has to be fully present in the moment. On my recent visit to Yellowstone National Park, I was reminded of this idea.  The beauty of the natural resources, wildlife, and geothermal features is, … Continue reading

Winter’s Beauty

You may have noticed, if you’ve visited my blog in the past month, that I’ve changed my header picture.  I like change periodically, like the seasons, and even though we haven’t seen snow in these parts, I wanted a snowy scene.  When I saw this photo, I was instantly transported to a winter a couple … Continue reading

Afternoon on a Hill

Afternoon on a Hill By Edna St. Vincent Millay I will be the gladdest thing Under the sun! I will touch a hundred flowers And not pick one. I will look at cliffs and clouds With quiet eyes, Watch the wind bow down the grass, And the grass rise. And when lights begin to show … Continue reading

Natural Beauty & The Modern World

Have you ever taken the time to notice all the beauty that exists in our natural world?  Like most people in our society, I find myself busily distracted with all the thoughts and motions of daily life in a fast-paced, indoor-lived modern world.  Maybe you are like that too.  It seems that as our society … Continue reading