I like the night. Without the dark, we’d never see the stars. – Stephenie Meyer It was the possibility of darkness that made the day seem so bright. – Stephen King Night is a time of rigour, but also of mercy. There are truths which one can see only when it’s dark. – Isaac Bashevis Singer … Read more
“SOWING LIGHTNING Seize Bolts of lightning from the sky And plant them in fields of life. They will grow like tender sprouts of fire. Charge sombre thoughts With unexpected flash, You, my lightning in the soil!” ― Visar Zhiti, The Condemned Apple: Selected Poetry (Photo via my Surprising Pins on Pinterest)
I have decided to get back into plants. Over the last few years, we haven’t had any plants around the house, and I realized how much I miss them. Nothing beats having a bit of nature inside, however small it may be. After a lot of online research to find plants that were both cat-friendly … Read more
“Plant seeds of happiness, hope, success, and love; it will all come back to you in abundance. This is the law of nature.” ― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience “…and then, I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough?” ― Vincent van Gogh “Those … Read more
I’ve had the pleasure of knowing the very talented photographer, Su Leslie, and her blog Zimmerbitch for about four years. Throughout those years Su has repeatedly impressed me with her stunning photographic posts. Su has also been a favourite guest author here on Surprising Lives, so I’m thrilled to offer a new compilation post of … Read more
I find rain and especially rainstorms to be so peace inducing. Listening to the pitter patter or rush of rain on the windows brings a beautiful sense of calm, coziness, and tranquillity. But nothing beats the freshness and peace of being in a forest and nature while rain softly graces, drips, and glistens the green around … Read more
Treasure life. See, hear, feel, inhale a forest scent, imprint each moment. In surprising ways we find everyday gifts meaningful. If you want to participate, here’s the link: http://ramblingsofawriter2016.com/2018/01/31/weekly-tanka-prompt-poetry-challenge-week-82-treasure-surprise/ ©Joelle LeGendre Joelle LeGendre is one of our popular guest authors. Click here to can see more of her Surprising Live’s posts.
Fall, why fall? Because the air has a crispness that fills your lungs with a coolness that soothes and refreshes. The summer slips away slowly, and autumn radiantly glows brighter every day dipping everything in hues of red, yellow, and gold. The ground crackles happily as you walk through carpets of fallen leaves. Frost starts to … Read more