CMMC: Light or Neon Green

There is a lot of neon green to be found in the spring with everything bright and new. However, I have also pulled some pictures from last summer. These are for Cee’s CMMC Light Green or Neon Green Challenge. I hope you enjoyed. Have a wonderful day.With a grateful heart,Heather

The Fabric Of Life – CFFC: Textures

The Fabric Of Life The fabric of lifeDawned upon each beingTakes on a different look and feel,Creating a uniqueness that’s freeing. roughsea of barkblooms These spring blooms were my inspiration for Magic’s In The Air. from dried leavesnew life takes root –Unfurling breeze pushes –tiny feet carry onapproaching change limpidtattered wingsendure dead drops a treegivingContinue reading “The Fabric Of Life – CFFC: Textures”

Nature Up Close

I found this American Green Tree Frog in my backyard last year. I followed it around for as long as it would let me. This snail was busily working it’s way around a calla lily leaf. It was inspiration for my poem Swirling. I was very excited to find this grasshopper on my screen lastContinue reading “Nature Up Close”

SunCatcher – Bright Squares #Haiku

SunCatcher streaminggolden lightcaptured These are Eastern Tent Caterpillars. Their tent was acting as a suncatcher this morning. I’m sharing these photos with BrightSquares Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day.With a grateful heart,Heather © Heather ~ Home Study From The Grateful Heart All Rights Reserved

Black And White – #Brevette and Photography Collection

Black And White WaterReflectsLife JoyBloomsBeauty NatureWeavesPerfection CourageBridgesImpossibilities SurvivalSpurtsGrowth TriumphsHealScars DreamsBirthGoals This week Cee has challenged us take black and white photos that begin with the letters B and W. I loved this challenge as I love how dramatic and romantic black and white photos appear. They are poetry themselves. However, the poet in me couldn’tContinue reading “Black And White – #Brevette and Photography Collection”

True Recyclers – #CFFC

The theme this week for Cee’s Foto Challenge CFFC is Rusty Or Decayed. I have gone with photos that represent decay. When I think of decay, I think of the wonderful recyclers that break down the decaying to return nutrients to the soil. Yes, I am talking about mushrooms and other fungi. They play suchContinue reading “True Recyclers – #CFFC”

Dogwood – #Haiku

luminouslight pours down, dancing –new life © Heather – Home Study From The Grateful Heart All Rights Reserved 2021 Photos: I took these yesterday while on a long hike. It is wonderful to see the woods coming into bloom.I am sharing my photos with Cee’s FOTD and Becky’s Bright Squares. Thank you for stopping by!Continue reading “Dogwood – #Haiku”

Seasons Of The Canopy

Seasons Of The Canopy Once a patchwork of hues,Arms cradle grays and bluesAs winter’s frosty breezeSets free the last of leaves.Canopy, there is no moreFor it now carpets the floor. A’last the sun grows in strengthWhile the days grow in length.With the canopy still amissThe hidden become opportunists.A brilliant show of pinks and whitesDot theContinue reading “Seasons Of The Canopy”

Swirling – #Cinquain Swirl

Swirling SwirlingAs she worships The sun moving acrossMighty stands the sunflower tallSwirling The coiled shield Of the attentive snakeUpon the rock, it basks awaySwirling When the sun drops Steadily on the move The imprinted snail looks for foodSwirlingThe flight of daysPeaceful the gentle breezeTurned violent storms of water, windSwirlingDouble helixLife’s fragile code held tightIn theContinue reading “Swirling – #Cinquain Swirl”

Photography Of The Letters Ch – #CMMC

I’m participating in Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge (CMMC).  The challenge is to take photos of things that have the Letters Ch or CK anywhere in the word. All of the subjects of my photos contain the letters ch. Lichen Monarch butterfly Orchid I hope my photos have brought you as much joy as they brought me takingContinue reading “Photography Of The Letters Ch – #CMMC”

Renewed Hope ~ #Tanka

Renewed Hope Calming alpha waves Tiny beads to bright blooms cling Lifted is bride’s veil Radiance slowly revealed Brilliant arc of renewed hope © Heather – Home Study From The Grateful Heart 2021 All Rights Reserved Recently, we were preparing for bad weather, as the forecast was calling for high winds, heavy rain, with theContinue reading “Renewed Hope ~ #Tanka”

Extraordinary ~ #Shadorma

Extraordinary From the dullA spot of purpleHidden lowYet displayedOn this post winter landscapeUntil green takes grip The accentsSubtle lovelinessSurround usUnnoticedBut when found everything looksExtraordinary I took a few pictures on our walk around the lake today. Probably not your usual shots (see bottom of post), but I like trying to capture the subtle things. IContinue reading “Extraordinary ~ #Shadorma”

Appreciating The Tiny Things – #Haibun

Today the sun is shining. The temperature is a perfect 74°. And our brown world is starting to show signs of green. A section of our yard has succumbed to “weeds” with very tiny flowers. I decided to take a close up of them and was surprised to see there was a splash of pinkContinue reading “Appreciating The Tiny Things – #Haibun”

Magic’s In The Air

This Haiku is just because. While out running errands, I saw signs of spring in the trees. I had to take a moment and capture a few pictures. I hope you enjoy. Life anew appears Darkness fades as days grow long Magic’s in the air © Heather ~ Home Study From The Grateful Heart 2021Continue reading “Magic’s In The Air”

Our Place

Our Place Our place,Straws of laborAside time interlaceFor it’s you my child, we embrace,Ardor ©2021 Heather – Home Study From The Grateful Heart I saw this bird’s nest on the sidewalk during a walk in the fall. I was drawn to the structure of the nest and the leaves around it. It was my inspirationContinue reading “Our Place”

View Of The Pond

View Of The Pond Cloudless the serene, stained so blueFrom which the autumn sun gives a deceptive view.For the air is crisp across the ears and nose; Yet invigorating, awakening the senses, head to toes.In the pond, the luminous rays bathe,Painting with crystals, all in good faith.Each jewel crested ripple is hurried alongBy the unceasing windContinue reading “View Of The Pond”

Haven A’last

I thought all the monarch butterflies had already migrated through the area. So imagine my surprise when I saw this lone monarch in the rain in mid-October. I joyfully watched it until it fluttered off. This delicate beauty, withstanding the wind and light rain, inspired this poem. Haven A’last By Heather Kelley Cool, is theContinue reading “Haven A’last”

Beauty’s The Day

Today we went on another hike. It’s early fall and I’m loving it! Between the weather and the changing landscape it’s a great time to be outdoors. But when is it not😉. Beauty’s The Day By Heather Kelley Beauty’s the day.Hiking’s my play.Good for the soul,Body as a whole.Gentle breeze,Rustling leaves.Eyes behold,New colors…bold.Look below,Ground aglow,AContinue reading “Beauty’s The Day”