When Nature Takes Center Stage

“One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.”

– Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida


This week nature brought us together to watch in awe as the moon totally eclipsed the sun and, only days later, a howling hurricane stormed its way onto land. Our hopes and prayers are for safety and an extra measure of inner peace for those in the path of the storm.

Hold onto your sense of awe as you nurture peace, cultivate loving-kindness, and carry the calm.

Nature of the week:

Shadow of the Week – during the eclipse, sunlight through the leaves formed crescent shadows:

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Text and photos © 2017 Karyn Henley. All rights reserved.

Throwing Beams

“How far that little candle throws his beams!

So shines a good deed in a naughty world.”

 – Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice –


And so shines calm in a frantic world. Many candles are shining in our world. Look around, find them, and be one yourself. We need you.

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

Nature of the week – from my Wednesday Walk at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens:


Shadow of the Week:



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