Unexpected

A chilly windy sunrise with a hot cup of tea. Not what I expected this July morning, but my heart is happy with the surprise.

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Ordinary

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We are all special. And……none of us is special, we are all the same. Honeysuckle blooming is spectacular, and the rest of the time it’s pretty ordinary. Nature has created beauty everywhere, you just have to be watching for it.

Winter/Spring

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We have had trickster weather this month. It’s still winter, and we’ll be buried in snow again quite soon. In the meantime I enjoy this breath of Spring and harbinger of things to come. She delights me!

Dreaming

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While I love winter, for some reason I am dreaming of kayaking in the marsh. I am hungry for the sounds of birds as they fly overhead. I want to feel the water’s current pull me along. And I want to see the sun’s reflection build a world upon the water. What bliss, what perfection, alone with my thoughts.

Depth

 

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This. This play of light and shadow. Art and writing are my focus this week and this was my greeting when I opened the door yesterday to let the pups out. She inspires me every day of my life, and this gift was perfect. 

Light

img_4475When I am here I cannot resist going down to the beach early to see the dawning, to be inside it as it happens. The ocean transforms herself daily, hourly, and as the sun appears, I am transfixed by the light.

Moment

 

img_4426Autumn is my favorite season. As it winds down and prepares to relinquish itself to the snow and ice of winter, it is still beautiful. The soft colors and rumpled sense of its barrenness invite me to gaze longer than I intended, the gentle light creating easier shadows. It is time to let go of what no longer serves. It’s time to rest.

Ordinary Day

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The blessings of an ordinary day: errands, ironing, petting my dog. Today I look forward to a day filled with puttering, reading and tidying up, and I feel privileged to have it so. I’ll put off worry, planning and disagreement to another time.

Trading

There’s snow up in the Adirondacks and it’s wicked cold! I suspect there won’t be many leaves left on the trees when I return later this week, so I’m sharing these two beauties this morning to tide me over while I count snowflakes and write in Lake Placid.

Light

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My creative time has fallen by the wayside this past week, so after lunch we took our cameras to the backyard. I think it’s possible to make every shot beautiful, or interesting at least, and one of my favorite ways to do so is to shoot at ground level. The light is more complex there, and the shadow more profound. Close to the Earth from which we spring, from which we receive all things, I find her beauty almost unimaginable.

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