Little Mountain Pass 5-24-17

I was graced to be able to have a quick visit to a canyon close to home, Emigration  Canyon.  Here is Little Dell Reservoir from Little Mountain Pass (all of today’s photos are in Little Mountain Pass).
The wind was blowing fiercely and I only had 2 good photos of these grasses with Little Dell in the background.
Clouds were moving across the sky leading to stormy clouds, brief rain, and high wind.  When I got back into the valley I heard from some folks about their misadventures in gusty winds that were blowing up to 75 mph.  I have shots from blue sky and clouds to stormy skies.  The ant on the spent blossom of an unfamiliar mountain shrub is pretty awesome (as I didn’t think I had a good ant photo).
up in the canyon
a little ant forages
no staring at clouds
~ Raven Ariana Simons ©2017
less than an hour
winds whip up and chase the trees
blow off fluffy clouds
~ Raven Ariana Simons ©2017
Nighty Night Blessings, Namaste, Namu Amida Butsu
Our hearts give thanks for the Grace in the Universe!
~ Raven


Happy All Hallows Eve – Halloween – Samhain 10/31/14

“If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.”
~ Fred Rogers
10:31:14 hazel sigFlashback Wednesday, October 31, 2012 – This is my pick photo for today and I call it “gothic garden” and I can imagine this growing in the garden of a Victorian style haunted mansion! Have a safe and happy Samhain everyone!
October 31, 2012 sigFlashback Thursday, October 31, 2013 – This is my pick photo for today and it stars these flowers called Mexican Hats that are just about done blooming and will be gone with the first frost.
October 31, 2013 sigFriday, October 31, 2014 – Today is the 31st and last day of the month long poetry challenge and I’m happy that I participated.  I had the pleasure of reading a lot of awesome poetry and interacting with some lovely writers.  Thank you to all who have visited and written and prompted.  May you have a safe and happy Halloween!
10:31:14 raining clouds 1 sig 10:31:14 h shadow sig 10:31:14 moon sig10:31:14 catkin sig 10:31:14 moon clouds sig“playful wind blowing
colorful leaves off of trees
it is Halloween”
~ Raven Ariana Simons
10:31:14 grass shadows sig 10:31:14 spooky sig 10:31:14 raining clouds sig 10:31:14 h leaf sig“When witches go riding,
and black cats are seen,
the moon laughs and whispers,
‘tis Halloween.

~ Unknown
10:31:14 moon 1 sig“shivering shadows
send dancing light a quiver
spooky afternoon”
~ Raven Ariana Simons
10:31:14 h rainbow 1 sigOur hearts give thanks for the Grace in the Universe!
Namaste ~ Raven