Grateful Grasshopper 6/7/17

Little grasshoppers of different sizes hopped away when I tried to take their portraits.They seemed grateful that I didn’t pursue them.  It was early in the morning and the light was dim.  I felt grateful to get a couple of photos that weren’t blurred.

sitting on lemon
balm and mint you flee swiftly
grateful grasshopper
~ Raven Ariana Simons ©2017
Bright Blessings, Namu Amida Butsu, Namaste
Our hearts give thanks for the Grace in the Universe!
~ Raven

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Ice Crystals 12/23/14

“Peace begins with a smile..”
~ Mother Teresa
12:23:14 good crystals sigFlashback Sunday, December 23, 2012 – This is my pick photo for today and it stars fungi growing on the half dead aspen next to my front porch.
December 23, 2012 sigFlashback Monday, December 23, 2013 – This is my pick photo for today and it stars this evening’s sunset 🙂
December 23, 2013 sigTuesday, December 23, 2014 – Last night it got cold enough to freeze the inside and outside of my vehicle and not all of the hail melted!  It was a most excellent day for ice crystals 🙂
12:23:14 drop sig 12:23:14 lb sig 12:23:14 c w:hail sig 12:23:14 stems sig“when it feels coldest
a fragile beauty may grow
for some eyes to see”
~ Raven Ariana Simons

12:23:14 leaf sig 12:23:14 c w:hail sig 12:23:14 three leaf sig 12:23:14 c stem sig“When I say it’s you I like, I’m talking about that part of you that knows that life is far more than anything you can ever see or hear or touch. That deep part of you that allows you to stand for those things without which humankind cannot survive. Love that conquers hate, peace that rises triumphant over war, and justice that proves more powerful than greed.”
~ Fred Rogers
12:23:14 two leaf sigOur hearts give thanks  for the Grace in the Universe!
Namaste ~ Raven

Sunday Snow 12/14/14

“The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.”
~ Mark Twain
12:14:14 flake 3 sigFlashback Friday, December 14, 2012 – This is my pick photo for today and it stars the little hazel brachts that held nuts on my hazel tree.
December 14, 2012 sigFlashback Saturday, December 14, 2013 – This is my pick photo for today and it stars a robin and two smaller birds in a neighbors’ tree.
December 14, 2013 sigSunday, December 14, 2014 – We had a little snow this morning that melted as swiftly as it fell.  The most beautiful flakes turned to water before I could capture them.  I was happy to get portraits of a few 🙂
12:14:14 flake sig 12:14:14 flakes sig 12:14:14 flake 2 sig12:14:14 hazel sig“It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living.”
~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
12:14:14 wee flake sig 12:14:14 flake 1 sig 12:14:14 stem flake sig 12:14:14 snowing sig“falling softly down
yes it is really winter
hurry catch the flakes”
~ Raven Ariana Simons
12:14:14 nice flake sigOur hearts give thanks for the Grace in the Universe!
Namaste ~ Raven