Author Archives: Beauty Along the Road

About Beauty Along the Road

A blog about discovering beauty in all its ordinary and extraordinary manifestations.

This Sweet Earth

I am dedicating this post to Earth Day 2017 – may the Earth continue to support and sustain us while we find a way to honor Her and all of creation. If we surrendered to earth’s intelligence we could rise … Continue reading

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Surprised by Vultures

Turkey vultures are a common sight in our area. Quite ugly with their naked red heads sticking out from a mass of dark feathers, they make a much more pleasing impression when they circle overhead, with a wingspread almost as … Continue reading

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Seeking Security

I was mesmerized by the intriguing patterns in this pond created by last season’s dried lotus stalks and their reflections on the water. Bright spring green was popping up along the pond edges – perhaps cat tails? I did not … Continue reading

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Transformation by Fire

In ancient times, fire must have been a deeply mysterious and awe-inspiring force to us humans. It was flung from the skies in the form of lightning. It erupted from the innards of mountains and became a glowing lava river … Continue reading

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The Boldness of Pussy Willows

Earlier in March, I cut a few branches from my pussy willow shrub and brought them inside. The warmth of the house quickly turned the silvery white pillows of the catkins into yellow caterpillar creatures.  They seem so alive, they … Continue reading

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