"What a Summer!"

For me the summer of 2019 will be the burgoning of my poetry inspired buy nature filled adventures of discovery for future travels.

City of Rocks NM

The National Parks are the paradise of my inner child, when I day dreamed of hiking, backpacking, and bicycling surrounded by nature .

John Muir National Monument

My summer journey was filled with natures flora, fauna threading and weaving tightly around my soul while enjoying the wooded forests of Glacier National Park.

Glacier National Park

The Saguaro cactus filled deserts of New Mexico and Arizona pointing towards the sky, with thorns to keep humanity from disturbing its rooted lifespan.

Arches National Park

Natures poetic beauty surrounded my hikes along deserts trails, mountain paths, ancient forests, arctic zones, or to simply stand before waterfalls, lakes, rivers, and the shore of an ocean.

Lakes Regional Park

I close my eyes, while my senses felt the winds against my skin, leaves wrestling in the breeze, nature’s flora and fauna easing and caressing my soul.


Nature is my health & wellness, with hikes into the forested wilderness to watch a sunset, staying overnight to hear the beauty of a Owl hooting, and the sounds of a racoon, possum, coyote or foxes moving in stealth in the dark of the night.

Nature is my health & wellness, with hikes into the forested wilderness to watch a sunset, staying overnight to hear the beauty of an Owl hooting and the sounds of a raccoon, possum, coyote or foxes moving in stealth in the dark of the night.

Woodland noises of the night ease into viewing a sunrise
sounds of silence punctuated by chirping songbirds to the start a new day.

Nature accepts me, not to fix me, healing my soul, releasing me from society’s social stressors. Life unconditionally loves me as I love her wilderness, deserts, & beaches.

I close my eyes, and my nose captures the scented essence of my surroundings. Nature is morally lovely to everyone, providing beauty for all to view, and we are natural caretakers, which is humanity’s shared spiritual connection, no matter where you live.

No need for any other because nature is what I desire and all I need.

M.J. Leake πŸ™‚

14 responses to “"What a Summer!"”

  1. Love these pictures. You should put a mark on them to show your copyright. πŸ€·πŸ½β€β™€οΈ

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    1. I should and will be updating the site soon. πŸ™‚


  2. πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜

    Sent from my iPad Teri Soled


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  3. Great blog and stunning pictures Marty! Thanks for sharing your adventures.

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  4. Such an amazing set of incredible photos, I don’t think I’ve seen a place more beautiful than Glacier National Park – those scenic views get me every time. thanks for sharing and have a good day πŸ˜€ Aiva

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  5. Always enjoy. Thank you. City of Rocks picture brought to mind that I needed to tell you that we bought a house in Deming, NM. Please stop by when you are in this area. Joani said hello.

    Larry Jackson

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    1. Hey Larry, I will be rolling through later in the winter for some hiking/backpacking of the Arizona Trail. πŸ™‚


      1. Awesome. Let us know when and Drop by for a good home cooked meal.


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  6. Travel on and enjoy! What an amazing adventure.

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  7. What glorious scenes.
    πŸŽ„Wishing you and your family a wonderful New Year!πŸŽ„

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  8. Very nice post! Your photos are fantastic! What a fun summer! Lori

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