Simply beautiful - wild flowers from the buttercup family. If you're like me, exercise is more like work than fun. Today I share a way you can enjoy walking - by focusing on nature and beauty.

A Little Slice of Heaven

If you’re like me, exercise is more like work than fun. Today I share a way you can enjoy walking – by focusing on nature and beauty. In the past few months I’ve created a new habit – taking a walk with our husky, Olaf, after our children get on the bus. Although most of the quarter is rented out, we have plenty of room to walk through our hay field, beside our garden area, and through a scenic woodland area. I’ve been thankful I’ve had my iPhone with me many days. Not for the phone, but for the handy camera.

First wild strawberries of the season!
First wild strawberries of the season! This year the ground is white with blossoms.

 

Simply beautiful - wild flowers from the buttercup family.
Simply beautiful – wild flowers from the buttercup family.

 

Life from death
Life from death

 

I know the dandelion is not a popular flower, but I see beauty in the perfect oval and am amazed by the design that enables dandelions to go to seed and multiply.
I know the dandelion is not a popular flower, but I see beauty in the perfect oval and am amazed by the design that enables dandelions to go to seed and multiply.

 

Wild rose and bud
The wild rose is Alberta’s provincial flower

I’m thankful the natural beauty around me – my little slice of Heaven.

What is beautiful to you? How do you share your joy with others?

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Renewed Perspective

This morning I was feeling overwhelmed. My husband lovingly rearranged my living room yesterday by adding two more book shelves for me to store my treasured books. In the process several things were displaced and the living room area looks like a war zone. I’m thankful for the book shelves, but I’m the type of person who likes order. The rearrangement left me feeling frazzled.

As I was washing dishes this morning, I glanced out the window. Diamond glints of sunshine bounced off the frosty landscape. I quickly finished dishes and grabbed my camera. Here are some of my favourite shots for you to enjoy. I hope they refresh your spirit as much as they refreshed mine!

Winter BeautyGrass heavy with frostFrost on SpruceFrost on grasslandscape framed by frosty spruce