Sunday Muse


are reflecting on the new year a little early, as there is much we wish to
the most important is to hold on to the feeling of joy that bubbles up when we
reach the top of this hill and see the sky.
matter what the time of day, no matter what the weather, no matter what
problems we are trying to work through… joy is there… at this

moment… we know… we are… almost home.

Roadside Beauty

It’s that time of year when the roadsides are full of color.  You can’t miss the beauty as you make your way through daily chores, wander a bit farther down the road or sneak a stroll down the proverbial ‘road less traveled’.
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Out and About

After a quick decision to come home by the river road, and a climb over the guard rail, we found a pretty spot not already taken by fishermen.  The river was not really high but was running fast and loud, providing some beautiful scenery and moments of peace.  Just as I was taking some final shots of the river canyon, that peace was suddenly broken by the appearance of a helicopter from Camp Dawson.  The decision to leave was hurried along a little, as I told myself that it was hovering nearby just to make sure that I didn’t fall down and break my crown as I climbed back up the steep bank. 😉

We thought we might as well continue our adventure and come up the back way… up Rowlesburg hill.  Spring time is a great time to see the wildflowers emerging along the roadside, and as you can see from the picture below, without summer’s dense forest undergrowth, it is a great time to capture the true character of the road .  It is no longer maintained by the state road so it is full of ruts and bumps, but you are definitely not bothered by a lot of traffic.

So it was not a problem to stop along the way and enjoy the wildflowers… the yellow coltsfoot is still blooming but fading.  Bloodroot is now putting on the show with its delicate white flowers.  Spring has definitely sprung… everything is blooming about three weeks earlier than usual.

Out and About

can’t see how the driver of this cheerfully painted truck could help but smile

goose crossing – absolutely in no hurry to go anywhere

bright… sunny… cheery… perhaps even merry… color inspiration

beauty beyond the trees at Crimson Shamrock Ranch

When you get out and about on a pretty spring morning, you never know what kind of inspiration you might find… beyond the lovely spring flowers, there is charm and grace in the simplest things… things that make you smile.