Rita Mosiman Presents … Renewal

Icicle

Photo and prose by Rita Mosiman

RENEWAL

The icicle, through which we almost see, is a stunning treat along the trail at winter time.  Its beauty amidst mostly barren trees will pass, just as the old year, too, is passing.  In its place, will be other artistic surprises to intrigue our eyes and renew our souls as the New Year moves on.  Each path taken, each season, each year has its own rewards.  Old and new joys, alike, await us to embrace.  It’s time to reflect and to look forward. Continue reading…

Rita Mosiman Presents … Walls

Photography and prose by Rita Mosiman

WALLS

The rock wall, lovingly formed, attracts my eyes with its embellishment of snow.  I think of how skilled the hands were that created it.  I wonder what kind of soul directed those hands. Suddenly my mind shifts to walls, in general.  There are so many types.  Some walls are retaining.  Some divide property—and people. Sometimes it’s good when a wall comes down. Some walls are emotional, seeming to protect us from hurt. Some are made to be solely beautiful. Maybe it’s good for us to notice what kind of walls we’ve created in our lives. Continue reading

Rita Mosiman Presents… Over the City

Photo and prose by Rita Mosiman

Photo and prose by Rita Mosiman

OVER THE CITY

The skies were flooded with intense color as people returned home from a work filled day.  Suddenly smiles spread on weary faces, heavy moods were lifted as many gave thanks for the artistic treat spread over the city.  Now, what was it that had bowed our heads during the day?  Was it really as important as we had made it out to be?  Changing our perspective is among nature’s many gifts.

Serenity and Beauty

Published by JB Stillwater

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Rita Mosiman is an avid hiker who feels a strong connection to the land and nature’s artistry. In her book Serenity and Beauty she explores the true beauty that exists in the simplest of things. Purchase a copy here.

Autographed copies of Serenity and Beauty are available at Bookworks Albuquerque.

Rita Mosiman Presents… Warm Light

Photography and Prose by Rita Mosiman

Photography and Prose by Rita Mosiman

WARM LIGHT

Warm light and subtle color bring a soft appearance to the rugged mountains.   What a gift!  I had been scurrying all day to get done more than was possible in a day, feeling a bit frustrated.  In the midst of this unexpected sight, the frustration left me.  What did it matter that I didn’t get to everything?  Aren’t lists never ending anyway?   Let’s soak in the beautiful moments when we find them!

Click to check out Rita Mosiman’s fan page.

Rita Mosiman is an avid hiker who feels a strong connection to the land and nature’s artistry. In her book Serenity and Beauty she explores the true beauty that exists in the simplest of things. Purchase a copy here.

Serenity and Beauty

Published by JB Stillwater

Autographed copies of Serenity and Beauty are available at Bookworks Albuquerque.

Fun in Nature – A Photographic Journey

Fun in Nature. All photos courtesy Sherrian Felix. Follow her on Twitter @Skyefx2

Sun glare through the trees in the Bosque. Taken in Albuquerque, NM

Tree Leaves taken in Santa Fe, NM

Flowers taken in Santa Fe, NM

Red flowers taken in Santa Fe, NM

Taken at the Griffith Observatory. Los Angeles

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Rita Mosiman Presents … Reflections

Trees reflecting off a lake

Photo and prose by Rita Mosiman

REFLECTIONS

Mirrored trees in the water remind us to take a moment to reflect.  Nature’s beauty beckons us to enjoy her gifts. Aren’t we all too hurried?  Don’t we need a moment to pause?   The day’s busyness might just float away.  A solution to a deep problem may seep into our beings.  Our heart rates may return to normal.  Certainly, we have nothing to lose but a little time.  Yes, time is precious, but what better way to spend some of it?  Do you have a favorite place in nature that soothes your soul?

Rita Mosiman is an avid hiker who feels a strong connection to the land and nature’s artistry. In her book Serenity and Beauty she explores the true beauty that exists in the simplest of things. Purchase a copy here.

Serenity and Beauty

Published by JB Stillwater

Book signing event: Please join Rita Mosiman on Tuesday, September 24th at 7:00 pm at Bookworks. 4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107. Call 505-344-8139.

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Sculptures

Yellow cottonwood trees

Poetry and Photo by Rita Mosiman

Open Spaces

Open space with daisies

Photo and prose by (c) Rita Mosiman. Published by JB Stillwater

Bosque

Featured Bosque

Rita Mosiman Presents … Sculptures

Yellow cottonwood trees

Poetry and Photo by Rita Mosiman

SCULPTURES

Fall colors are approaching.  I can’t wait to see the gold of the cottonwood leaves against New Mexico’s azure skies!  Equally beautiful are the forms of the tree’s branches that become more pronounced as the leaves turn gold.  Each tree offers a unique sculpture, which, when seen with the colors of leaves and sky, creates a painting of incredible design and blend of hues.

Nature’s gifts are stupendous.  I hope man remembers to gift in return by preserving and respecting nature and letting the warmth its gifts bring us spill onto those whose paths cross ours.

Rita Mosiman is an avid hiker who feels a strong connection to the land and nature’s artistry. In her book Serenity and Beauty she explores the true beauty that exists in the simplest of things. Purchase a copy here.

Book signing event: Please join Rita Mosiman on Tuesday, September 24th at 7:00 pm at Bookworks. 4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107. Call 505-344-8139.

Serenity and Beauty

Cover by Rita Mosiman. Published by JB Stillwater

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The Old Fence

Old wood fence with blue morning glories

Photo and poetry by Rita Mosiman

Canopy Of Colors

Autumn trees

Photo and prose (c) Rita Mosiman

Mystical Fog

Two trees stand in the fog in a park

Photo and prose by Rita Mosiman. (C) JB Stillwater

Rita Mosiman Presents … The Sunset

Orange Sunset sky

Photography and prose (c) Rita Mosiman. Published by JB Stillwater

The Sunset

The sunset paints the sky in ever
changing wisps of colors, forms,
darkness, lightness, texture – a
creation on the largest of easels,
developing every second until it
fades into memory.

Rita Mosiman is an avid hiker who feels a strong connection to the land and nature’s artistry. In her book Serenity and Beauty she explores the true beauty that exists in the simplest of things. Purchase a copy here.

Please join Rita Mosiman on Tuesday, September 24th at 7:00 pm for her book signing at Bookworks. 4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107. Call 505-344-8139.

Free extras from Rita Mosiman

Stepping Into Nature’s Paintings

Stepping into nature's paintings

Photo and prose by Rita Mosiman

Southwest Rain

Southwest Rain by Rita Mosiman

Photography and poem by Rita Mosiman

The Power of Nature

Power of nature area view of clouds

Photo by Rita Mosiman

Rita Mosiman Presents… The Old Fence

THE OLD FENCE

Blue Morning glories bloom next to a dark wood fence

Poetry and Photo by Rita Mosiman

The old fence
And morning glories
Bring sweet memories
Of days gone by

I remember the smiles
Of grandparents and friends
The fresh, clear mornings
Of days gone by

The old fence
May hold some secrets
Best left behind
Of days gone by

Now fall approaches
Morning glories soon past
Fall leaves speak too
Of days gone by.

Each passing season gives us something wondrous to see and to feel. Is it the old fence alone or is it the old fence with the morning glories that sparked a frenzy of memories? I don’t really know, though I think it’s the beautiful combination. What’s important is that the memories were sparked and a warm feeling ensued. There’s something about getting out in the natural world that touches our spirits, that balances our lives and connects us to loved ones who’ve transitioned and loved ones who are still with us.

Invitation

Dear Friends,

Please join me on Tuesday, September 24th at 7:00 pm for my book signing.

At

 Bookworks

4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW,

Albuquerque, NM 87107

505-344-8139.

PT Serenity Beauty

Rita Mosiman, author Serenity and Beauty, JB Stillwater publisher

Rita Mosiman is an avid hiker who feels a strong connection to the land and nature’s artistry. In her book Serenity and Beauty she explores the true beauty that exists in the simplest of things. Purchase a copy here.

Photography by artist Rita Mosiman is featured at Western Commerce Bank. 1910 Wyoming Blvd. NE Albuquerque NM 87112!

Free extras from Rita Mosiman

Canopy of Colors

Autumn trees

Photo and prose (c) Rita Mosiman

How Many Seasons?

Seasons of flowers angled to the sky

Photography & Prose by Rita Mosiman

Nature’s Subtleties

Subtleties of Nature

Photo by Rita Mosiman

Rita Mosiman Presents … Nature’s Subtleties

Poetry and photo by Rita Mosiman

Poetry and photo by Rita Mosiman

Nature’s Subtleties

Unfolding before my eyes right after the rains was the ever changing desert.  Overnight it became green with splashes of yellow strewn throughout.  Not knowing what the yellow was, my curiosity took me on a walk.  Close up, I saw wispy yellow threads covering what appeared to be green succulents.  These small patches of yellow actually brought a huge amount of color variation to the panorama of desert flora when seen from a distance.  The view from afar was softly pastoral, giving me a peaceful feeling as I returned home. What other colors and blooms might appear with each weather and season change, I wondered.  There’s so much that awaits me!  Being filled with this tranquility, I found myself noticing more the subtleties in people as well.  A slight smile on a shy child’s face or the nuance behind a word that allows us to see more deeply into the heart was more noticeable.  Nature is a marvelous teacher!

Do you, too have memories you wish to share of nature’s sublime subtleties and how they affected your life?

Rita Mosiman is an avid hiker who feels a strong connection to the land and nature’s artistry. In her book Serenity and Beauty she explores the true beauty that exists in the simplest of things. Purchase a copy here.

Photography by artist Rita Mosiman is featured at Western Commerce Bank. 1910 Wyoming Blvd. NE Albuquerque NM 87112!

Free extras from Rita Mosiman

Bosque

Sandhill cranes grazing by river

Photo and Prose by Rita Mosiman

Mystical Fog

Two trees stand in the fog in a park

Photo and prose by Rita Mosiman. (C) JB Stillwater

Canopy of Colors

Autumn trees

Photo and prose (c) Rita Mosiman