When Being Empty Is Being Whole

the light and fluff
a meadow star remains

Parallel Purposes

stretched across the landscape
train tracks and phone lines
corn rows and pasture fences

Homeward Bound

water’s purpose
to be ever
rushing home

Beauty’s Second Duty

perfectly pretty
the petaled

Finding Purpose

seeking sun when young
making shade with age
the garden’s straw hat

Serendipity of Giving Tuesday

Oh No!
My “donate” link was broken in yesterday’s posting. This donate link does work. That serendipitous mishap became my opportunity (once the swearing stopped) to share with you why I created and maintain Leaf and Twig and how your support will be used.

My purpose is to offer to you – every day – a moment’s appreciation of nature’s beauty in photos, a brief reflection in words to increase the incandescence of joy and hold a light when life is dark. I offer this quiet space for universal connection and recognition. I hold the door open for you and invite you in – in to nature and meaning making, for some respite and nourishment.

Your donation enables me to bring Leaf and Twig’s daily moment of beauty and peace to an even wider audience and affords me the opportunity of time which is so essential to creating.

What might our world be like
if everyone paused, just for a moment, once each day
and received the beauty?


Gathered Together

our purpose
ordained by proximity
to one another