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This Foragers Heart  (wild meditations)

Psalms 145:5  “Of the glorious splendor of Your majesty and of Your wondrous works I will meditate.”

I sit here surrounded by the glorious splendor of His majesty.  Sounds of morning life stirring, birds flitting about chirping their unique songs.  Staring across the valley to the hills beyond the panorama is one of peaceful beauty.  A stand of flowering Bull Thistles lines the barbed wire fence waving gently with the breeze.  Goldfinch dart about sporting their striking plumage.  Clouds sit rather heavy on the ridge line keeping the air delightfully cool.  The Bee Balm I picked at the stream assaults my senses with it’s pungent perfume tempting me to make a fresh pot of Bee Balm tea once I’m home.  The most remarkable thing I saw was a large bird gathering size at it flew towards me from my left.  It was a Blue Heron!!!! and it flew right past me only 30 feet away.  I watched till it floated out of sight.  Amazing!  They are not common in these mountains. [Read more…]

From the Rising of the SUN

This Forager’s Heart (Wild Meditations)

“From the rising of the sun to the setting of the sun, the name of the Lord is to be praised.”       Psalms 113:3

This morning the mountains were shrouded with a thick cloud layer.  The sunrise is happening on schedule but is not the dramatic roll out I had hoped for, instead thru the holes in the clouds above me light is dancing on their water vapors illuminating the heavens.

Transfixed by the magic of the moment I listened eagerly to the swelling chorus of birds and crickets singing their praises. [Read more…]