Be joyful even though you have considered all the facts...practice resurrection. -Wendell Berry

Sunday, July 27, 2014

pebbles and lichen and moss

british soldier lichen and reindeer moss
Indian-pipe or Monotropa uniflora

Under the cedars and birches along the road, there is a magical patch of beauty.
 Small delights, right there, quietly waiting to be noticed. 

What are you noticing today? 


  1. Karen, you have an eye for beauty. I love how you find, and by doing so, remind us how subtle subjects can knock your sox off as much as grandeur.

  2. So beautiful (reindeer moss!! never heard of it before, but wow!). These all could be so easily overlooked. Glad you were paying attention.

    I noticed a toad hopping beneath the dahlias when I was out in the garden earlier. Always brings me joy when I see one.

  3. Often it's the most readily visible that is overlooked just because it's always there to see. I helped to build Ralph Waldo Emerson Middle School and since have come to be astounded by his breadth of ideas. One newly discovered quotation: "If the stars should appear but one night every thousand years how man would marvel and adore." Looking up at the multitude or down at the miniature, I'm glad we're both looking, Karen.

  4. I love these photos, they are like tiny little worlds, I wonder who lives in amongst them.