I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says "Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again."
Blue Jay poses outside on my deck (taken thru the sliding glass door)
...life is simply a collection of little lives, each lived one day at a time. That each day should be spent finding beauty in flowers and poetry and talking to animals. That a day spent with dreaming and sunsets and refreshing breezes cannot be bettered.
Taken with my iPhone during our post-Thanksgiving meal 2012 walk along a new trail. When I saw the Moon posing pretty between the trees, I knew it would make an interesting image. The Sun was setting on the opposite side of us and made the trees come alive with light. Sun sinks low Trees reborn with light Moon watches Linking with Skywatch Friday
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.
Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.
~ Thomas Merton
Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known. ~Oscar Wilde
Isn't this Mosaic pendant awesome?
I am so happy to announce that one of my blog readers will be able to WIN a pendant of their choice in my latest Giveaway. (one name drawn randomly) These pendants are designed and handcrafted by Margaret Almons of Nutmeg Designs. You are probably wondering HOW you win one of these lovely pendants.
FIRST - Visit Margaret's Esty shop and view the awesome selection of pendants - HERE
SECOND - come back and comment on which pendant you would like to win
(that comment will be your entry into the giveaway)
THIRD - For an additional entry into the giveaway - LIKE the Nutmeg Designs Facebook page found - HERE - then you must comeback and comment and let me know you've "liked" her page.
FOURTH - Check back periodically on this blog. Every few days until the Giveaway ends on December 3rd - I will post a blurb at the bottom of my latest post and give you ideas on how to get additional entries for the Giveaway.
To get inspiration, go to the nature; for silence, go to the nature; to question the meaning of life, go to the nature; to feel the existence, go to the nature; to protect your mind, to reach the truth, to think about the universe go to the nature!
~ Sometimes the weight is heavy then I count my blessings and my load gets a little lighter ~
Be brave and be patient. Have faith in yourself; trust in the significance of your life and the purpose of your passion. You are strong enough to sit in the space between spaces and allow divine inspiration to shed some light. When you put positive energy and productive effort into the world it will come back to you. Occasionally in ways you might not immediately understand and on a time frame you didn’t expect. Look. Listen. Learn. Stay open. Your destiny is awaiting you.
― Jillian Michaels This image is available as a notecard - HERE Linking with Foto Friday
Red-bellied Woodpecker - Bisset Park - Radford Virginia If you ever get to the Radford area, I highly recommend a visit to Bisset Park It has a lovely walking trail along the New River AND is a GREAT place for birding!
Do stuff. be clenched, curious. Not waiting for inspiration's shove or society's kiss on your forehead. Pay attention. It's all about paying attention. attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager. stay eager.