Ten Hour Nature Video – Wind in the Pines

Hello everyone! Below is a nature video I recorded behind where I live. I recorded it to gain visuals and sounds of nature and have finally published it just today. Listen to the birds, wind rustling trees and grass, flies, chirping insects, bees, distant cars, and more. I hope you enjoy!

Also, a quick note on my book Treasure on the Southern Moor that is now in the bookstore, I am currently waiting on my complimentary copies to be printed and shipped. As soon as I receive them, I’ll do a video showcasing the book!

Joshua Reynolds on Conservative Cornerstones – Author of Children’s Books / Family Stories – Finding Conservative Thought in Olde Books. Check out my Authoring Conservatism Post. Look up my two books, The Williams House and Treasure on the Southern Moor in my bookstore!

Pine Tree – Nature Blogging

Here are several pictures of a pine tree in a field off our backdoor that I took today. The sky was sunny and clear. (I was glad that it didn’t rain because I’ve been chainsawing dead trees to prepare for our winter storage of firewood.) I hope you enjoy!

Also, a quick update on my book Treasure on the Southern Moor. My publisher has completed the e-book version for it! It should be popping up on amazon and other sites shortly, and the paperback version (as I like to call the real version) should be available within a few weeks or less. Part of the delay is due to the national news hurricane Irma. It just so happens that my publisher’s offices had to be evacuated, yet they are planning to resume normal work soon.

Joshua Reynolds on Conservative Cornerstones – Author of Children’s Books / Family Stories – Finding Conservative Thought in Olde Books. Check out my Authoring Conservatism Post. Look up my two books, The Williams House and Treasure on the Southern Moor in my bookstore!

Tahquamenon Falls – Nature Blogging

Here are a few pictures a took a couple years ago when my family and I vacationed near Tahquamenon Falls in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. There were two sets of falls, the upper and the lower. I cannot remember what all I photographed, though it appears that the first few pictures are the lower and the last few are the upper. Enjoy!

Joshua Reynolds on Conservative Cornerstones – Author of Children’s Books / Family Stories – Finding Conservative Thought in Olde Books. Check out my Authoring Conservatism Post. Look up my two books, The Williams House and Treasure on the Southern Moor in my bookstore!

Red Oak Tree – Nature Blogging

Ahh, the red oak tree.

Hello all! Here are a few pictures and video I took of an oak tree in Dow Gardens (check out other Nature Blogging posts to know more about this set of gardens). This tree must be old. Enjoy!

 

Joshua Reynolds on Conservative Cornerstones – Author of Children’s Books / Family Stories – Finding Conservative Thought in Olde Books. Check out my Authoring Conservatism Post. Look up my two books, The Williams House and Treasure on the Southern Moor in my bookstore!

 

Solar Eclipse – Nature Blogging

Hello everyone!

I hope you enjoyed the solar eclipse! In the end, I am glad that I did not go to the path of totality, as I heard that 80% of that path was under a cloud cover today. Where I live, the eclipse reached 80% to totality, and though it did not get quite dark, the lighting did change quite a pit. Unfortunately, the pictures do not quite do it justice, yet you can still see differences. Several of the pictures look as though there is a cloud cover, even though the skies were clear! And even though my small camera’s shots of the eclipse wasn’t the best, you still can see a shot of the crescent sun.

The first few pictures were taken before the eclipse took place so you can see how bright a day it was. Then, as you progress through the reel, you can see shade take over.I hope you enjoy!

 

Joshua Reynolds on Conservative Cornerstones – Finding Conservative Thought in Olde Books. Check out my Authoring Conservatism Post. Look up my two books, The Williams House and Treasure on the Southern Moor in my bookstore!

Nature Walk through Dow Gardens – 40 Minutes! – Nature Blogging

Hello everyone,

This is an extra video I put together after I walked through a set of gardens earlier this week. I have posted on Dow Gardens before, and please check out my posts in my Nature Blogging category for many stunning photographs of the same gardens! I hope you enjoy:

 

Joshua Reynolds on Conservative Cornerstones – Finding Conservative Thought in Olde Books. Check out my Authoring Conservatism Post. Look up my two books, The Williams House and Treasure on the Southern Moor in my bookstore!

Children’s Hour

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Trees

The Oak is called the King of Trees,
The Aspen quivers in the breeze,
The Poplar grows up straight and tall,
The Pear-tree spreads along the wall,
The Sycamore gives pleasant shade,
The Willow droops in watery glade,
The Fir-tree useful timber gives,
The Beech amid the forest lives.
~Sara Coleridge

The Rain

I hear leaves drinking Rain;
I hear rich leaves on top
Giving the poor beneath
Drop after drop;
‘Tis a sweet noise to hear
These green leaves drinking near.

And when the Sun comes out,
After this Rain shall stop,
A wondrous Light will fill
Each dark, round drop;
I hope the Sun shines bright;
‘Twill be a lovely sight.
~W. H. Davies

May-Time

When May-time comes I love to feel
The warm soft breezes fan my face
I love to watch the happy birds
Fly homeward from some southern place.

I love to hear the little brooks
Chuckly and murmur as they flow
And in my secret ferny nook
I watch the shy blue violets grow.
~Margaret Gant (age 8)

The Gardener

Oh, the little birds are singing in the budding willow trees
And the south wind blows across the fields of May,
And my happy heart is singing to the tune of humming bees,
Oh, spring is here, and summer’s on the way!
The Quaker doves are crooning in the dove-cote in the sun,
And the vine is green against the garden wall,
I’ve dug the seeds I planted, and they’ve sprouted every one;
So I shall have a harvest in the Fall!
~Lucy Fitch Perkins