Blue Heron Review is pleased to share the talents of poet and nature photographer, Richard Havenga, this month. Richard blends his talents for visual and literary art in the form of photo Haiku poems on his blog, “Walk With Father Nature,” which offers readers a unique fusion of photography and poetry. Each poem is a breath. Each photograph is a window to the world of natural beauty and philosophical reflection. Please visit the Blue Heron Speaks page of our site, to read and view his photo Haiku selections: Gold Rings, Theater of Clouds, Celestial Vision, and Willow Leaf. Richard will also be a special, guest contributor in the Winter/2015 issue of Blue Heron.
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: