Snow arrives one day,
Covers the land with its hush,
Then runs, from the sun.
I welcome the first snow of winter, enjoy its white blanket that reflects light so perfectly, then rejoice with the first warming sunlight of spring.
Every season, in its season.
Snow Retreat greeting card -- https://2-steve-henderson.pixels.com/featured/snow-retreat-steve-henderson.html?product=greeting-card
What are some things you can bank on? I'd say truth, the quest for it, and all that is involved in that quest: finding a place of silence where you can think, question, ponder, wonder, concentrate, and try out what you discover in your heart and see where it takes you.
Banking on the Columbia canvas print -- https://2-steve-henderson.pixels.com/featured/banking-on-the-columbia-steve-henderson.html?product=canvas-print
What better time than the beginning of winter to think about the last days of summer? It's so easy, in a society where we're told to focus on the "news of the day," to forget that seasons come and go, things change, sometimes it's hot and sometimes it's not.
August art print -- https://2-steve-henderson.pixels.com/featured/2-august-steve-henderson.html
There is a distinctive scent of freshness to the air after a rain in the country. You can imagine the trees shaking their heads to release the droplets, and the grass taking in deep, healing breaths. I like to step outside and simply be a part of it.
After An Autumn Rain framed print -- https://2-steve-henderson.pixels.com/featured/after-an-autumn-rain-steve-henderson.html?product=framed-print
The original painting of this artwork is small -- 5 inches high by 26 inches wide -- and I did this with a purpose in mind: I wanted to take the vast expanse of this incredible landscape and see if I could fit it into a smaller space, allowing it to expand beyond its limitations.
And it does. A place like this absolutely refuses to be limited by anything.
Valley of the Gods art print -- https://2-steve-henderson.pixels.com/featured/valley-of-the-gods-steve-henderson.html
I send thanks to the buyer from Utah who purchased a tapestry art print of
May the artwork take you to a place of serenity brushed by wildness, where the silence is majestic and the air is crisp and clean.
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When my wife and I were dating in college, we couldn't afford going to a restaurant or even a movie, so our date nights were long, looong walks, during which time we talked and really got to know one another.
To this day, we still walk and talk, and think that just being together is the best date night.
You Are the One canvas print -- https://2-steve-henderson.pixels.com/featured/you-are-the-one-steve-henderson.html?product=canvas-print
On a snowy winter day, I like to walk through the landscape and just listen to the hush: there are still sounds, like the trickling flow of water in the stream, but they are lightly muted by the cold blanket of white. Even my footsteps are subdued, quieted.
Winter Solitude framed print -- https://2-steve-henderson.pixels.com/featured/winter-solitude-steve-henderson.html?product=framed-print
I have no idea of what the mighty halls of a king were like -- I didn't live back in "those days," and if I had, I'd be as likely to be invited as I would to the halls of the leftover kings of today.
But Nature does not make distinctions among humans, and she welcomes all to her abodes. Zion's mighty cliffs rival and surpass any castle or estate.
The Halls of Zion framed print -- https://2-steve-henderson.pixels.com/featured/the-halls-of-zion-steve-henderson.html?product=framed-print
I send thanks to the buyer from Arizona who purchased a coffee mug of
May the warm glow of twilight and the calmness of the moment be with you every time you use it.
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In any thinking, questioning person's life, there comes a point in which we take a good, long, hard look back at what we've been told and taught is true, and realize, as we turn back and move forward, that we no longer can be complacent about what are very likely lies.
Turning Point canvas print -- https://2-steve-henderson.pixels.com/featured/turning-point-steve-henderson.html?product=canvas-print
Up in the mountains, it is so very cool in the mornings that you're tempted to stay in the tent, curled tightly in the sleeping bag.
But if you do, you will miss the sunrise -- the awakening of the lake as the sun brushes lightly across its surface, igniting it with light.
First Light art print -- https://2-steve-henderson.pixels.com/featured/first-light-steve-henderson.html
So . . . is this how a bird feels, perched atop a building and looking out over the village and the farmland below?
During a recent trip to Orvieto, Italy, I enjoyed sitting out on the balcony with my wife and listening to the pleasant sounds of a busy, friendly community.
Steeples and Chimneys art print -- https://2-steve-henderson.pixels.com/featured/steeples-and-chimneys-steve-henderson.html
Thinking -- seriously concentrating, deeply questioning and intensely analyzing -- is definitely not easy. It is a form of mental work that requires diligence and determination.
But the work pays off. People who spend time and energy thinking are rewarded by being more independent and less easily fooled -- a worthy prize indeed.
Model Thinker canvas print -- https://2-steve-henderson.pixels.com/featured/model-thinker-steve-henderson.html?product=canvas-print
Sunset -- when the shadows grow long, the air cool, the colors reflective and deep. It is a time given to us for contemplation and thought because it is the end of the day, not the beginning, and it is an invitation to seek rest, not endless activity.
Long Shadows in Zion framed print -- https://2-steve-henderson.pixels.com/featured/long-shadows-in-zion-steve-henderson.html?product=framed-print
Those sleepy, calm afternoons.
Quiet, and peaceful.
I love all the seasons, and when I am in one, like winter, I like to remember another, like summer, comparing and contrasting the feelings of each.
Harvest Time greeting card -- https://2-steve-henderson.pixels.com/featured/harvest-time-steve-henderson.html?product=greeting-card
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Rugged peaks form a ring encircling a high, clear, pristine, alpine lake. This is a landscape of intense silence, one where you can sit on a boulder along the banks, look out over the water, and think pleasant, interesting thoughts (why be grumpy in a place like this?).
Crystalline Waters art print -- https://2-steve-henderson.pixels.com/featured/crystalline-waters-steve-henderson.html
Life is complex, similar to the layers of cliffs and rocks we see at the Grand Canyon. Too often, we try to view life like a flat, poorly drawn cartoon, but its beauty lies in its detail, intricacy, diversity, and sheer unfathomability.
It's not something you can wrap in plastic, stuff in a box, and sell.
Canyon Silhouettes canvas print -- https://2-steve-henderson.pixels.com/featured/canyon-silhouettes-steve-henderson.html?product=canvas-print
I love a good rainy, blustery, inclement, stormy day -- not because I enjoy getting soaked like a water rat, but because the clouds are dramatic, moody, and broody. They provide the perfect contrast to when the sun slices its way through, casting golden warmth over the landscape.
Break in the Weather art print -- https://2-steve-henderson.pixels.com/featured/break-in-the-weather-steve-henderson.html
Nature has many songs.
One of my favorites is the soft crooning, almost a lullaby, of spring in the mountains, when the water in the stream murmurs over the rocks. It is gentle, and calm, like a mother rocking her infant to sleep.
Cantata art print -- https://2-steve-henderson.pixels.com/featured/cantata-steve-henderson.html
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She was not aware
That dreams were impossible,
So she just believed.
Children are an inspiration to us tired, jaded adults to keep looking out, gazing forward, seeking onward, and not stop listening to what our hearts speak.
Bold Innocence framed print -- https://2-steve-henderson.pixels.com/featured/bold-innocence-steve-henderson.html?product=framed-print
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It's a natural and understandable response, when we strongly disagree with a person or group, to refer to them in frustration as brainwashed or deluded.
But this only serves to 1) dehumanize them, 2) exalt ourselves in our own eyes, and 3) maintain or increase the rift between us. So, we have to do the unusual, and not call them names.
Blossom greeting card -- https://2-steve-henderson.pixels.com/featured/blossom-steve-henderson.html?product=greeting-card
Palouse Falls in Washington State is an impressive sight -- a 200-foot drop of water into the pool below. But that's not all there is to see.
Below the falls, the rocks and cliffs create a landscape of wonder that few people discover.
It's always worth going where the crowds don't go.
Below Palouse Falls canvas print -- https://2-steve-henderson.pixels.com/featured/below-palouse-falls-steve-henderson.html?product=canvas-print
There's something about a city that is old, very old -- its history going back hundreds, thousands of years. Orvieto, Italy, is such a place, a hilltop town where you can walk the streets, look over the walls to the farmland below, and think about all the footsteps that have gone before you.
Ancient Sanctuary art print -- https://2-steve-henderson.pixels.com/featured/ancient-sanctuary-steve-henderson.html
the disadvantage to the path was that it was narrow, winding, rocky, graveled. But the advantage was that it led to the foothills of the mountains, which the freeway did not. So even though the freeway was smoother and straighter, it didn't go where one wanted to go.
Mt Nebo Range art print -- https://2-steve-henderson.pixels.com/featured/mt-nebo-range-steve-henderson.html?product=art-print
It is morning.
No one is out on the beach.
Just me, and the surf.
A quiet walk on the Oregon Coast beach is the perfect way to start the day. When I am there, I do it. When I am not, at home and far from the beach, I let my mind take my footsteps there.
Otter Rock Beach greeting card -- https://2-steve-henderson.pixels.com/featured/otter-rock-beach-steve-henderson.html?product=greeting-card
It seems as if from the moment fences are put up they start to lean, sag, droop, fighting the dual challenges of weather and time. Here, as I drive through the Northeastern Oregon landscape, I idly wonder which of three things will outlast the other: the river, the road, or the fence.
My bets are on the river.
Old Fence, Older River canvas print -- https://2-steve-henderson.pixels.com/featured/old-fence-older-river-steve-henderson.html?product=canvas-print
When you find yourself next to a lake that is so tranquil and still that the mountains are reflected in it, then you are in a place where you, yourself can be reflective. Deep, concentrated thought is so much easier when the surroundings are quiet.
Mountain Lake canvas print -- https://2-steve-henderson.pixels.com/featured/mountain-lake-steve-henderson.html?product=canvas-print
It's like a castle
Standing guard over the land.
Grand, great, and timeless.
There are castles made by humans, and those by nature. I prefer the latter because they're not reserved for a small population of humans who feel that their blood is better than that of others.
Mountain of Spires greeting card -- https://2-steve-henderson.pixels.com/featured/mountain-of-spires-steve-henderson.html?product=greeting-card
If life is a journey, then it is filled with roads of all kinds, from freeways to narrow forest paths. And the only way to know where those roads are going is to travel upon them, with all their winding and wending.
Just Around the Corner art print -- https://2-steve-henderson.pixels.com/featured/just-around-the-corner-steve-henderson.html
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Have you ever taken time to lightly run your hands through water and just watch its movement, the gentle ripples and waves that you created? It's one of those things you do as a kid that is well worth revisiting as an adult -- the action is reflective, calming, inspiring of thought.
Introspection framed print -- https://2-steve-henderson.pixels.com/featured/introspection-steve-henderson.html?product=framed-print
Walking along the beach: it's a timeless opportunity to let your mind wander along with your feet. Sometimes I'll look down, seeking coastal treasures in the sand, but for the most part I enjoy looking out into the great expanse of the sea.
Lincoln City Beach canvas print -- https://2-steve-henderson.pixels.com/featured/lincoln-city-beach-steve-henderson.html?product=canvas-print
Water water, everywhere on the earth. It's so "common" that we take it for granted, but water is precious, so very necessary for life, and extraordinarily beautiful -- I love the way the sunlight dances across the surface of this clean, clear mountain like.
Ripples art print -- https://2-steve-henderson.pixels.com/featured/ripples-steve-henderson.html
After a day out and about, it's good to come home. Life feels most balanced when there's a little of each: adventuring outside one's doors, and then returning to them.
Safe Harbor canvas print -- https://2-steve-henderson.pixels.com/featured/safe-harbor-steve-henderson.html?product=canvas-print
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Every day is filled with chores. It's an unfortunate word, chores, because it gives the idea that these daily tasks are unpleasant, but there is something meaningful in the work we do for our daily living. And when we share it with another, we create good memories.
There's nothing unpleasant about that.
Sophie and Rose framed print -- https://2-steve-henderson.pixels.com/featured/sophie-and-rose-steve-henderson.html?product=framed-print
I am amazed at the tufts and clumps of grass that take hold and root in the sand at the beach. I have heard that they're supposed to be a weed, and like all things we call weeds, unwanted, but I love the way they look, waving and undulating in the breeze.
Sea Breeze canvas print -- https://2-steve-henderson.pixels.com/featured/sea-breeze-steve-henderson.html?product=canvas-print
I like the term, "still life." It so perfectly encapsulates the vibrancy and exuberance of flowers and fruit, set in a place and space of quiet, calm, and peacefulness. Arranged, yes, but with an element of spontaneity.
September art print -- https://2-steve-henderson.pixels.com/featured/september-steve-henderson.html
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Snow and a midnight full moon join together to transform a country forest from a familiar landscape to something . . . deeper, more mysterious, mesmeric.
We often hide ourselves from night and winter -- they're cold, dark -- but they invite us to discover their unusual beauty.
Midnight Coppei greeting card -- https://2-steve-henderson.pixels.com/featured/midnight-coppei-steve-henderson.html?product=greeting-card
Throughout our lives, we are all given someone, something to care for, watch over, protect. It could be a child, and we are the parent. It could be our family pet. And everyday, it has the potential to be another human's heart, as we interact with one another with, hopefully kindness and understanding.
The Good Shepherd framed print -- https://2-steve-henderson.pixels.com/featured/the-good-shepherd-steve-henderson.html?product=framed-print
Softly, she reaches
out her hand to the petals
to touch, so gently.
Is it un-PC to see a woman's touch as one of caressing and care, of sensitivity and gentleness? I don't know, really don't care -- I remember my wife brushing her fingers across our children's faces as babies -- lightly, lovingly.
A Woman's Touch art print -- https://2-steve-henderson.pixels.com/featured/a-womans-touch-steve-henderson.html
Meandering relaxedly through the landscape, the small stream murmured and burbled, adding its soft song of contemplation to the buzzing of insects and chirping of birds. So no, it wasn't silent there, but the sounds that were, were worth hearing.
Autumn Enclave framed print -- https://2-steve-henderson.pixels.com/featured/autumn-enclave-steve-henderson.html?product=framed-print
Autumn is a season of both bright foliage and brooding skies. Like spring, it plays with warmth and coolness -- you definitely appreciate the rays of the sun when you find yourself in the shadows.
Autumn Sail canvas print -- https://2-steve-henderson.pixels.com/featured/autumn-sail-steve-henderson.html?product=canvas-print
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The stream flows gently, quietly, peacefully down through the meadow. It is slow not because it tortuously winds through its landscape, but because it simply doesn't choose to hurry. There's simply too much to see, and that takes time.
Alpine Stream canvas print -- https://2-steve-henderson.pixels.com/featured/alpine-stream-steve-henderson.html?product=canvas-print
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There are those days when the path to our dreams appears to go up and over rocky, impossible terrain -- so difficult that we can't even see the path. But it's there. And though the progress may seem agonizingly slow, if at all, we still go forward one step at a time. Difficult steps are still steps.
Ascension greeting card -- https://2-steve-henderson.pixels.com/featured/ascension-steve-henderson.html?product=greeting-card
I don't know how or why the color blue acquired, or was given, the association with sadness, depression, and sorrow, but I find it a remarkable color in Nature -- not common at all (outside of the sky) and always worth a second, third, or fourth look. Here, at dawn, blue contrasts richly with pink and orange.
Blue Depths framed print -- https://2-steve-henderson.pixels.com/featured/blue-depths-steve-henderson.html?product=framed-print
This is an area in the Wallowa Mountains, Oregon, that was sacred and traditional to the Nez Perce people. They were driven off in the 19th century. And in the 21st century, they bought back the land, keeping it open for anyone to walk through and enjoy. Persistence. Patience. And grace.
Chief Joseph Range art print -- https://2-steve-henderson.pixels.com/featured/chief-joseph-range-steve-henderson.html
On the day she realized that she no longer wished to imitate others, to be a poor copy of "influencers" and celebrities, on that day her true being emerged as from the depths of the sea. She stood amazed at the world, literally beneath her feet.
Aphrodite framed print -- https://2-steve-henderson.pixels.com/featured/aphrodite-steve-henderson.html?product=framed-print
When they're wet, they swish. When they're dry, they crunch. Either way, autumn leaves are fun to walk through for the sheer sound alone. And when the trees are still full and bursting with color, the walk becomes one of wonder . . . if we allow ourselves to stop and take time to wonder.
Autumn Pathway art print -- https://2-steve-henderson.pixels.com/featured/autumn-pathway-steve-henderson.html
There ARE those difficult ones on the holiday list that you don't know what to give or buy for. But Santa doesn't have this problem. He knows exactly the right gift for each recipient.
Something for Everyone Christmas card (in single, 10- or 25 pack ) -- https://2-steve-henderson.pixels.com/featured/something-for-everyone-steve-henderson.html?product=greeting-card
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It is a surprise, often a disconcerting one, catching sight of our reflection in the window or mirror. I imagine it's an even greater surprise coming upon a collection of figurines representing us, jumbled together as a display. How Santa must smile . . .
An Unforeseen Encounter greeting card -- https://2-steve-henderson.pixels.com/featured/an-unforeseen-encounter-steve-henderson.html?product=greeting-card
Mountains seem pretty permanent, and yet not just an earthquake, but weather, water, and time can change their form. Boulders cascading down a draw once were part of a mountain, and now make their way downward in a (generally slow) shift and change to the landscape.
Valley of Stones art print -- https://2-steve-henderson.pixels.com/featured/valley-of-stones-steve-henderson.html
The human touch is irreplaceable. There is warmth and energy to touch, and while we can communicate in many ways, especially in these tech days, we don't need words at all when one hand nestles in that of another.
Hand in Hand canvas print -- https://2-steve-henderson.pixels.com/featured/hand-in-hand-steve-henderson.html?product=canvas-print
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Every work day has an ending -- or it should. And to ensure that we do end that work day, it's worth taking time to literally doff our hat and kick off our shoes, relaxing in the freedom of our home. No texts. No phone calls. No assignments.
Ending the Day on a Good Note art print -- https://2-steve-henderson.pixels.com/featured/ending-the-day-on-a-good-note-steve-henderson.html?product=art-print
Nature doesn't feel compelled to wait until the calendar page says that winter has started. If you're high enough up in the Pacific Northwest (USA) mountains, she may decide to sprinkle a light dusting of snow on her landscape in late summer, or early early autumn. Who's to argue?
First Snow in the Elkhorn Mountains framed print -- https://2-steve-henderson.pixels.com/featured/first-snow-in-the-elkhorn-mountains-steve-henderson.html?product=framed-print
Politics has a tendency to take colors and claim them as their own -- blue and red for example: If you're Blue, you believe this; if you're Red, you believe that. But nature simply celebrates colors, filling our world with many hues designed to bring pleasure and wonder, not division.
Many Hues framed print -- https://2-steve-henderson.pixels.com/featured/many-hues-steve-henderson.html?product=framed-print
We have the opportunity every day to do small, simple tasks -- from brushing our hair to putting on our socks -- and to take time doing them with a sense of thought and calm. Or, we can rush through them, on to the next task. But that's only if we want to live our lives always, always in a hurry.
The Hairpin greeting card -- https://2-steve-henderson.pixels.com/featured/the-hairpin-steve-henderson.html?product=greeting-card
What I like about paintings is that they tell stories, and these stories are fluid. While I, as the painter, have thoughts in mind as my hand holds the brushes, every viewer sees the image with their own experience at heart, and the story they see is as individual as they are.
Twilight Romance canvas print -- https://2-steve-henderson.pixels.com/featured/twilight-romance-steve-henderson.html?product=canvas-print
The beauty of a door, she felt, is that it sent a subtle message: "Please knock, and then wait. I am seeking solace in silence right now." Of course, such a message was too subtle for the average toddler, but then again, the average toddler couldn't reach the door knob.
Time for Me framed print -- https://2-steve-henderson.pixels.com/featured/time-for-me-steve-henderson.html?product=framed-print
I enjoy reading history, although I am not remotely interested in which king did what, or how they performed in their mighty wars. I like learning about ordinary people -- what they ate, how they lived (generally under that oppressive king), the day to day things they did.
Chimu art print -- https://2-steve-henderson.pixels.com/featured/chimu-steve-henderson.html
Delicious it was,
The privacy, the silence --
Time just for herself.
Privacy is a right of all human beings -- what we think, buy, do, eat, imagine, dream: these are not commodities to be sold.
Butterflies framed print -- https://2-steve-henderson.pixels.com/featured/butterflies-steve-henderson.html?product=framed-print
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Come autumn, the nights grow cooler . . . and longer. But on those early evenings, those shorter days, the lights of home glow all the more warmly, inviting the traveler home.
Autumn Dreams art print -- https://2-steve-henderson.pixels.com/featured/autumn-dreams-steve-henderson.html
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Water makes its impact on the landscape. And it doesn't have to be a massive amount: while a raging, roaring river, the kind that tumbles boulders, definitely carves its space, a small quiet stream, given enough time, leaves its mark -- or shall I say influence? -- as well.
Peaceful Stream art print -- https://2-steve-henderson.pixels.com/featured/peaceful-stream-steve-henderson.html
Politics are intriguing because, although they engender a lot of verbal and written activity, such communication tends to be hostile, a one-side-against-another type of thing. More satisfying is discussion that involves time, thought, and civility. When we do this one on one, we may wind up with a new friend.
Queen Anne's Lace framed print -- https://2-steve-henderson.pixels.com/featured/queen-annes-lace-steve-henderson.html?product=framed-print
If sailboats could smile, this one was -- on a perfect sunny day with just enough breeze to be brisk, and warm golden rays from above adding light and warmth to the mix. It was a day to just get out and explore, not worrying about any particular destination, but being satisfied with the journey itself.
Just Breezin' canvas print -- https://2-steve-henderson.pixels.com/featured/just-breezin-steve-henderson.html?product=canvas-print
You cannot put a price upon innocence, because its value is incalculable. You can't buy it, manufacture it, market it, or even create it -- but you can, quite sadly, lose it. And that is what this world must not do: we must cherish and protect the innocence of children, because they are the life of our future.
The Teal Umbrella art print -- https://2-steve-henderson.pixels.com/featured/the-teal-umbrella-steve-henderson.html
In the distance, the lights of the coastal city twinkled and glowed, casting the veriest reflection on the water. While up above, the full moon bathed the seascape in its silver luminescence. Warm and cool, both contributed their magic.
Low Tide at Moonlight greeting card -- https://2-steve-henderson.pixels.com/featured/low-tide-at-moonlight-steve-henderson.html?product=greeting-card
Do we laugh enough in our society today? I wonder. We certainly argue, cancel, get offended, disagree with one another, and worry enough -- probably because we watch, and believe, the "news." But laughter? Real laughter, of joy, not derision? I bet we'd be happier if we did that more.
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Evening approaches. And after a full day of being out on the water, away from the noise of "news" and the city, it's time to think about returning home for the night. But there's no hurry. The lights of the island are just coming on, glowing softly against the trees' autumn colors. Worth staying to watch.
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It's not just anyone you choose to spend the rest of your life with -- it's that one person who connects with your heart, soul, mind, and being. The one that you not only dance that special dance with, but sit across the table with a breakfast, drinking coffee, and just talking.
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Hobbies aren't frivolous activities that keep us occupied when we're not doing other, more "important" stuff. They are an absorption of our mind, hand, and skills -- deep interests that demand our creativity, and reward us with a sense of profound accomplishment.
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