Rita Mosiman Presents … Patience

Patience by Rita Mosiman

Photo can prose by Rita Mosiman

PATIENCE

Peacefully the Heron waits patiently for the catch of the day or perhaps he’s simply taking it easy.  As I view him, I feel he’s teaching me something in his serene setting.  I sometimes find myself lacking the virtue of patience.  Certainly, I have patience for students, for people, in general.  I think it’s the scurrying we all find ourselves doing in today’s world, the phone menus, and paperwork to be filled out for everything that eats into life’s precious hours, for which I and many others lose patience.   Nature and the beauty of other creatures help us get our bearings.

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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.

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Rita Mosiman Presents … Roads Taken

Landscape photography by Rita Mosiman

Photo and prose by Rita Mosiman

ROADS TAKEN

As the New Year unfolds, I wonder what roads await me and where they will take me. Many have been exhilarating and beautiful. I’m sure there will be wonderful surprises as well as disappointments and detours because that is the adventure called life. Let’s hope that the roads of the past will help us choose future ones wisely.

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Published by JB Stillwater 2013

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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.

Rita Mosiman Presents … A New Look

Aloe-in-snow

Photo and prose by Rita Mosiman

A New Look

I awoke to the first good snow fall and excitedly grabbed my camera and raced outside.  I knew the familiar would be transformed, and I wasn’t disappointed!  As I walked through the quiet, these cacti appeared, greatly contrasting with the soft snow.  They hadn’t caught my attention much before, as they blended into their surroundings, but now their color and form were sharply defined.  Wow!  I felt fortunate to see them before the sun changed the scene.  Just as we take for granted our usual haunts, nature gifts us her surprises.   Taking a second look at the familiar in our lives is often worthwhile! Continue reading

Rita Mosiman Presents … Magnificent Cottonwoods

Photo and prose by Rita Mosiman

MAGNIFICENT COTTONWOODS

As we flow through life’s path, we’re often fortunate to connect with a glorious moment in nature.  The lovely golden colors of the magnificent cottonwoods along the Rio Grande reach up toward an incredibly blue sky.  The sculpture of tree limbs made prominent against the light color of the leaves create fantastic contrasts.  I want to spend time lying under these grand trees, looking up at the patterns they form against and with the sky.   I hope you, too, are finding glorious moments in nature. 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… 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!

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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.

Serenity and Beauty

Published by JB Stillwater

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

Rita Mosiman Presents … Open Spaces

Open space with daisies

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

Open Spaces 

Open spaces, wide horizons of the amazing Southwest, with vast fields of summer flowers, completely open our souls to the immense and marvelous feeling of freedom.

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

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The Sunset

Orange Sunset sky

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

For Whom Are We Singing?

Photo by Rita Mosiman

Photo by Rita Mosiman

The Power of Nature

Power of Nature areal view of the clouds top mountains

Photo and poem by Rita Mosiman

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

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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.

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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 … How Many Seasons

Flowers in bloom against a blue sky

Photography & Prose by Rita Mosiman

How Many Seasons

Early spring.  Lacy leaves.  Nesting  bird choruses.  Rebirth.  As I meander through the neighborhood on my walk, I hear sudden pounding of staple guns doing a quick repair and meet children  going home from school, remembering the days I did that (in another life?!).  I wonder what is going on in the homes I pass.  Many stand empty during the day.  Some have their guard dogs fussing at the fence.  I think about the typical American life now.  What is the typical American life?  Where is middle America?  Does it exist anymore?  They are perhaps all at work – both mother and father – husband and wife, and seventy-year olds, trying to hang onto what little they’ve eked out.  What joys do they put into their lives?  Are they seeing and appreciating the fresh leaves that peak over the roof tops, the fruit tree blossoms that dot the yards of their houses?  What music do they listen to” – or is the television continually on?  What books do they read?  – Or is there never any time for that?

Wasn’t it summer just yesterday?  I remember that amazing summer sky.  Huge low clouds of mauve turning to strong, but dark peach in one area with sky blue surrounding it and some white cloud patches, behind one of which was the moon, creating a bright cloud lining until the moon, itself, brilliantly appeared.  Once again, I wondered what the sky was saying – from where was the peach coming?  Do people really look at a sunset?  It was the sort of summer night meant to be spent outside, sleeping on a blanket in the back yard, camping somewhere, taking a walk – somehow soaking it all in – preferably with someone – but really soaking it in!

And won’t it be winter tomorrow already?  Oh, have we skipped fall?  Does one day just drone into the next?

How many springs, how many seasons – just go by?

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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.

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For Whom Are We Singing?

Photo by Rita Mosiman

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