fire heating the cabin,
sipping hot cocoa,
the day is gray, many shades of gray.
I have just returned from a road trip to California,
pulling a trailer
hauling my earthly possessions, north.
As I drove south I felt as though I revisited fall.
Trees had leaves again, towns were golden with fall color.
Layers of clothing were peeled off and stayed off,
until I journeyed north again, entering back into
the deep season of fall
This image was sunrise
in all her glory.
As I sit at the keyboard my heart smiles. This is inspired by all the people I have met in blogland, I so enjoy our sharing! My heart also smiles as I feel how meaningful each and every relationship I have is to me. Truly I am thankful for this life I have been given. I feel that we are endlessly creative beings, capable of anything we can dream of and more. So cheers to each and everyone of you. Thank you for being in my life!
In the middle of the week the Tea Fire began! The energy of the town changed in an instant! People drove with fear, excitement and fast. The news of the fire was on every television, smoke and ash filled the air and news of homes destroyed touched folks hearts with sadness and distress. I was staying with a girlfriend, near enough to the fire that we evacuated taking her precious belongings.
This trip only a little point and shoot camera accompanied me. I never got out and took pictures of the fire as I was too busy with the living of life. Still these two images I can share. The top photo is sunset through smoke the last night of the fire. The photo below is sunrise through a dirty plane window as I flew off to return home.
these moments ignite the heart
this mornings treasures lay in the morning sunlight
as it sparkles the tiny crystals that coat the earth
it lasts for a short time
then the crystals melt
in the warming sun
being in the presence of light
dancing on the edge of a sparkly leaf
somehow takes my breath away
then fills me with the spirit of life
This post is my birthday greeting to all my Scorpio
Paschal today is your day
Lorie I shall see you soon
Maxine (once upon a time)
Roberto of Italy
Brian of Norway
May your day, your year be full of treasures!
As a photographer I feel timid posting an image that is not dramatic or fantastic, but the part of me that wants to tell a story, wants to share my joy in our first snow shares this image to show how nature has her way. In a moment the green grass can become winter for a day or a season. I bow to and feel great respect for the natural rhythms in life.
Myyyyy goodness, so kind that she has shown appreciation for what I share on my blog in this way! I highly recommend that you drop in for a visit at Tanya's blog and have a leisurely look about enjoying her wonderful blog of art, sweet sensitivity and appreciation life!
Now as most of you know, these awards come with suggestions that we pass them on in certain ways. I am not the best at following guidelines, rules, recipes or other folks footsteps. So I will do it a wee bit different.
I have recently found some blogs that have greatly excited and inspired me. I sense you might enjoy a visit as well:
There is Sarah of Little Paper Bird: She is amazing with paper and making books!
Valerie Greeley of Acornmoon: her art makes me want to look and enjoy endlessly!
Rima Staines of The Hermitage: I feel as though I have stepped into a magical realm full of mystery and whimsy when I visit her!
Lisa Hurwitz Art: Lisa's art is full of creative wonder and charm that makes me smile with delight.
Eleanor Jane Cardwell: A Good Idea on Paper. Another amazing blog with paper magic and wonder.
If any of you feel inspired to honor this award by passing it on to others: Enjoy
1. Put the logo on your blog or post
2.Nominate at least 5 blogs (more or less).
3. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
4. Link to this post to the person you originally sent you your award.
Enjoy and wishing you well on Dia de los Muertos.