Sunrise and Song


“The sun is rising. All the green trees are full of birds, and their song comes up out of the wet bowers of the orchard. Crows swear pleasantly in the distance, and in the depths of my soul sits God.” – Thomas Merton


Nature of the week – Gardeners made out of Lego by Sean Kenney for Cheekwood Botanical Gardens’ new art show:

Shadow of the Week:

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Text and photos © 2021 Karyn Henley. All rights reserved.

Far Away in the Sunshine

“Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.

I may not reach them,

but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them and try to follow where they lead.”

Louisa May Alcott


Follow your highest aspirations . . .

and nourish peace, cultivate loving kindness, and carry the calm.

Nature photo of the week – a fringed tulip – from my Wednesday Walk at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens:


Shadow of the Week – I did not set this up but found it exactly like this on my deck after a windstorm. The shadows are few, but it’s appropriate for today. Happy Easter!


Text and photos © 2016 Karyn Henley. All rights reserved.


The World In Your Hand