Nature and its Musical Pulse

Nature, and the music that is akin to it, are what sustain and inspire me in my life today.

As I listen this morning to Yo-Yo Ma’s recording of Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, I am realizing how perfectly this composition mirrors what I see and feel and experience every single time I am out with my camera.

As I photograph whatever is in front of me…


I am feeling awed…


Captivated…


And yes, even amused.


And it is different, every time.  ❤

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Mute Swan Meditation

Even with the crummy, waning light that day, I was thrilled at the sight of this pair of Mute Swans.


I don’t know if there are any beings more graceful…


Or more connected to each other.


Seeing them always fill me with such a calm.

I felt grateful to be in their presence.


At peace.

Home Beach Gets First Snow of the Season

I love my home beach, Red River.

And nothing gives me more pleasure this time of year than seeing it all frost-covered!

Yesterday at sunset there was snow down by the jetties…


Up into the dunes…


And along the backside creek where the tall common reeds watch over the quiet marsh of gold.



But I am almost never alone in my celebration of the first snow of the season.


As you can plainly see!


Happy Almost Winter everybody!  😉

Backyard Beauty

Sipping on my coffee early this morning, all I had to do was look out the window to see the magic that last night’s snow had left behind.


Once outside, I felt exhilarated by the cold and the beauty all around me.

A persistent breeze kept whipping up the light fluffy snow on the tree limbs, sending showers of snow crystals that were beautiful – but not good for the camera.

So I worked quickly to get a few images of the snow-covered cedars…


The long maple limbs with icy frosting…


The berries with their tiny snow caps.


But first prize for head wear went to the sedums for sure.


With the ornamental grass a close second for their clever use of wispy grass “feather” trims.  😉


And as I headed for the house I couldn’t help but smile.

Looking around in your own backyard kinda’ makes beauty real accessible, doesn’t it? I didn’t need to go much further than my own backdoor.

I only wished I hadn’t been thwarted by the snow showers raining down on me.

Note to self: Next time, bring the umbrella!!    😉