I almost changed this to 'Dog, please help me be the person that God thinks that I am.' Seemed kind of fitting for this picture. The love to God for little children and the fact that a loyal four legged friend brings out the very best in us.
Saturday, February 27, 2010
I love moon shots, but have not been very successful in capturing them over the years. Even this one doesn't do justice to the beauty and peace of that moment. But I captured it in my heart and it immediately came to mind with 'Be Quiet'.
Friday, February 26, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
This was in my quotes journal - it obviously appealed to me at some point or I wouldn't have written it down. I must have been feeling wiser back then as I'm having to think too hard to figure it out. But I had this picture of dandelions and wanted to use it, and it fit in the space nicely.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
I suspect you'll see this image more than once over this year as it happens to be one of my all time favourites. I love the colour & light & composition - all a happy accident, considering the boat was moving fast and I was standing up. It was the first time I went out to the sea when we got our place in Newfoundland, which also was a happy accident.
Friday, February 19, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Keeping with the 'Tree' theme for another moment ... this was spot was a particularly moving and spiritual one that I visited this summer. There was an aura about it - a hush, like the woods were keeping a secret. It is where the Beothuck Indians had a settlement in Boyd's Cove, Newfoundland, which makes this quote by Chief Dan George even more appropriate.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Of all the gifts of Nature, without a doubt, TREES are my absolute favourite. Our trees here are old friends - they bring me joy and give me comfort. When the winds are high or the weather is harsh, I worry about them almost as much as I do my donkeys.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
How I love to go out on the ocean on a gentle day - the lull of the waves, diamonds on the water, gulls calling in the distance - I feel so at peace. But if I were to actually think about what little is between me & the frigid, deep, dark waters I would be terrified, frozen with fear & wouldn't even step into the boat ... so I don't ... think that is. I just get in and I go out to adventure that is beyond my usual realm & to new oceans; but I'm also not foolish ... first I make darn sure that I'm confident with both the boat and the driver!
Monday, February 15, 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Saturday, February 13, 2010
I was delighted to catch this photo of our neighbour's dogs. It looked like old Doug was mentoring his young friend - passing on the great wisdom that he has accumulated. Things like, don't bother chasing cars - you can't do much with them if you do catch them.
Friday, February 12, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
When we are blessed with a 'crystal' day -a brilliant blue sky, crisp air and frost thick on the branches, I drop whatever I am doing and out I go. I've even been known to fore go my coffee to capture that fleeting magic. That rhythm of the season and harmony of nature, does indeed go directly to my soul.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
I definitely subscribe to this philosophy. In fact, I visit all kinds of wonderful and pleasant places in my mind - instant vacation. The spot in this photo is a particularly pleasant spot that I get to visit in real time too - it's at the end of our road on Salt Harbour Island, Newfoundland.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Monday, February 8, 2010
I know that Mr. Blake is talking about Life in general, but coming from a farm community, I also see it as a respite for many - a breath between harvest and seeding. This has been a particularly wonderful winter in Southwestern Ontario - enough snow to be fresh & clean & pretty, without having to battle wind & storms. One of the most enjoyable winters in recent memory.
Sunday, February 7, 2010
This quote comes from a poem that my wise and eloquent daughter wrote when she was out at our place in Newfoundland. I love this - it speaks to me not only of that unpretentious land, but also could be said of any place where everyone is equal and we can totally be ourselves. I think of it too, as the sign that is on the gates of Heaven.
Saturday, February 6, 2010
That could be a whole new term - not just 'Kindred Spirits' but 'Kindled Spirits'. Do you notice that the root of both is 'KIND', in fact the root of most good things indeed is Kindness. With gratitude to all those who kindle my flame.
Friday, February 5, 2010
While travelling through a small village in Newfoundland, I came across a little house with the front porch right up to the road and a side lawn that was totally poppies. There was an elderly gentleman dozing on the porch, and I asked permission to take a photo and questioned him on how he got to have such a beautiful display. "I don't do nuthin'" he said, "I just lets them plant their own seeds."
Thursday, February 4, 2010
This is actually one of my most favourite photos of all time. I particularly love HANDS - new hands, old hands, pudgy hands, weathered hands. These hands are especially close to my heart - my four month old grandson & mt 98 year old 'adopted Nan'.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Wouldn't it be wonderful if no voices, our own or others, ever said 'You can't..., you're not able..., it's not possible...'. We would be wise to always keep the BEE in mind. BEE confident, BEE brave, BEE adventuresome, BEE Sure, BEE Creative, BEE Dauntless, BEE Bold, BEE Fearless, BEE Certain, BEE Hopeful, BEE Positive!
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Last year I did a photo shoot at a wonderful old factory in Stratford. It was remarkable to stand in the silence and imagine the buzz and the bustle that had been its very lifeblood in another era. Trying to capture an essence of the past is one of my favourite photo challenges.
Monday, February 1, 2010
I HAD to use the poem that was the first entry left on the blog giveaway... thanks Trish!! It was just too much of a co-incidence that moments before, I took this photo of the beautiful cardinals at our feeder & voila - the most perfect quote was waiting. I will so enjoy getting to see the quotes that speak to others & if there are some that fit with my photos... BONUS!!