I want to share God's awesome creation that I have been blessed to experience in my life.
I will offer viewers opportunities to increase their awareness of nature through my Writing, Nature Photography, and Poetry. I will share what I know and have learned through observation and reading. I will examine ways to look closer and deeper at nature. I hope to encourage my viewers to get outside, and explore with curiosity. To be grateful for these gifts from God.
"Richard: As always, lovely to just rummage around on such a visually delicious and inspired site. Of your recent pieces, "Only Silence Remains" is my favourite. I love the depth, mood / tone and sensitivity shown here throughout." - Scott Hastie, Published Poet - United Kingdom.
This summary of my work is found at Blue HeronReview where I am the "Featured Poet" for the September issue:
Richard Havenga seeks to make the ordinary extraordinary through close, personal observations of nature. Weaving words of grace and gratitude through the tapestry of his exquisite photographs, Richard shares everyday miracles with the rigorous curiosity of a naturalist, and the immeasurable perceptions of an artist. Richard writes with a supple blend of awareness, spirituality, and discovery. Always attentive outdoors, always searching for new epiphanies of beauty, always grateful for the extravagant gifts of creation, he leads the reader-viewer along an inviting trail of words and images; gifts thoughtfully selected, and graciously given. Richard Havenga is a writer, nature photographer, poet, teacher, naturalist, and author of the blog, “Walk With Father Nature”. He’s been married to his loving wife, Mary, for 43 years. They live on ten wooded acres, on a designated “Natural Beauty” road near Cannonsburg, Michigan. Find out more about this author: