Author Archives: Beauty Along the Road

About Beauty Along the Road

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

What I saw today….

We spent our pandemic Thanksgiving doing what we enjoy:  going for a drive through the mountains, no masks needed, no social distancing necessary – just me and my husband coasting along the empty, narrow, and winding country roads. We can … Continue reading

Posted in Appalachia, Artistic Inspiration | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

The Hummingbird’s Gifts

What the hummingbird brings: Delight when you first appear in late April.  You bring the promise of spring and lively movement and sounds on my porch. Oh, the sounds: chattering and chittering, when you announce your presence; hissing, whistling and … Continue reading

Posted in Animals and Critters, Appalachia | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Out of Life’s Quagmires

This gallery contains 16 photos.

Originally posted on The Beauty Along the Road:
Lotus pond This 4th-of-July weekend (Independence Day in the US), I managed to combine learning more about the traumatic impact of cults and the (almost) unbearable beauty of lotus flowers. A perfect…

Gallery | 2 Comments

Transformation in the Woods

I saw the standing deadwood from a distance. It was a giant tree trunk jutting high into the air. Something was dangling from it, swaying lightly in the breeze. Too soft and fabric-like to be peeling bark, I decided. Walking … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 12 Comments

The Gift of an (Extra)Ordinary Morning

This gallery contains 16 photos.

Originally posted on The Beauty Along the Road:
Blue shadows ruled as we got on the road just before sunrise. Alles war in blaue Schatten getaucht als wir uns kurz vor Sonnenaufgang auf die Fahrt machten. There was a destination,…

Gallery | 4 Comments