Tag Archives: Nature

Lovely thing ~ Snapshots

I was able to capture a few photos during the total solar eclipse event that I attended in Waterloo, Illinois on Monday. We had just over two minutes of totality, and my students and I stood in awe of the impressiveness of our God and our universe.  Here are a few of my favorite photos […]

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Lovely Thing ~ Summer Rain

After several hot, summer days in the Midwest, our spring green grass begins to show signs of browning and crunches under bare feet. Flower petals look sad and pouty, and we tire of fighting with the garden hose and sprinkler. A few dry days later, the weather becomes collective conversation in grocery store lines and […]

Now Is the Time

Each spring, hostas, daylilies, and other faithful perennials miraculously peek though the earth and whisper, “Now is the time.” It is our cue to begin the work of turning our backyard into a sanctuary that soothes our spirits and delights our senses. Empty urns and window boxes are brought back to life with ferns, trailing ivy, […]

Nature’s Gifts

The end of my favorite news program, CBS Sunday Morning, always concludes with a “Moment of Nature.”  The two-minute video clips vary from melting snow near a mountain stream to buzzing bees in a field of wildflowers.  I find myself so captivated by these serene nature scenes that, I must admit, I have found myself streaming “Moments […]

A Breath of Fresh Air

Yesterday, my family and I ventured outside for the first time in weeks.  Like a magnet, the sixty-eight degree weather pulled us from our house of hibernation into the gleaming sunshine.  And it was so refreshing. If the weather has improved in your area recently, I encourage you to step outside.  Though the leaves have yet to […]

Lovely Thing ~ Winter Sky

On most winter days, we can look out the window and solemnly hum, “all the leaves are brown and the sky is gray.” It’s tempting to pull the curtains and find solace in hot cocoa, flannel pajamas, and Netflix, but don’t miss the loveliness of a winter sky. While an endless silver sky can provide […]

Fall is Fleeting

From the lazy hazy days of summer, to the quiet frost in winter, nature’s beautiful transition during autumn is short-lived when we don’t stop to breathe. Our calendars naturally fill with school functions, birthday and Halloween parties, and mile-high to-do lists. And though we thoughtfully intend to internalize nature’s glory during this season of golden afternoons and […]