Magical Moment Mondays: Cicadas

I have written about my love of the sound of cicadas in my other blog Love Beauty Peace (Cicada Summers). I am compelled to bring them up again given the perfect August weather we are having. I love standing outside and closing my eyes to listen attentively to the magical sounds that surround me. ThereContinue reading “Magical Moment Mondays: Cicadas”

Magical Moment Mondays: Cicadas and Crickets

Although it is September, we are having August-like weather and all the critters know it! The sound of cicadas and crickets is so loud I would describe it as a roar. I have always appreciated the sounds of nature (see The sensations of water) and their impact on me. They serve as both background andContinue reading “Magical Moment Mondays: Cicadas and Crickets”

Magical Moment Mondays: Cicadas and Crickets

Although it is September, we are having August-like weather and all the critters know it! The sound of cicadas and crickets is so loud I would describe it as a roar. I have always appreciated the sounds of nature (see The sensations of water) and their impact on me. They serve as both background andContinue reading “Magical Moment Mondays: Cicadas and Crickets”

Summertime Romance Reading is in the Air

Romance is in the air all year in my opinion but there is nothing like the sultry weather of summer to really bring on the heat of love. It is also my favorite time to read romance novels. Enjoy them poolside, enjoy them surfside, or enjoy them snuggled comfortably in your favorite spot, you cannotContinue reading “Summertime Romance Reading is in the Air”

Flower Friday Fourth: Penstemon

It has only been in the past five years or so that I had ever heard of penstemon. They are known as the beardtongues because they look to be sticking out their hairy tongues at you. Actually the “tongue” is the unusual fifth stamen (hence penta stamen). They also have five lobes or petals—two atContinue reading “Flower Friday Fourth: Penstemon”