Breath of Madness

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Point Woronzof, 03-24-15

Today I felt pass over me
A breath of wind from the wings of madness.
~Charles Baudelaire

A Walk in the Woods

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Bare branches, 3-19-15

Let’s take our hearts for a walk in the woods and listen to the magic whispers of old trees. ~Author Unknown

Day before Spring!

Beautiful & Terrible Things

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Trees & branches against an overcast sky, 03/06/2015.

“Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don’t be afraid.” ~Frederick Buechner

I’ve got some exciting news coming! Will try to post by tomorrow 🙂

Marsh Collage

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Collage of three photos taken at Potters Marsh, March 1, 2015

On the first March, after I finished work we headed out to Potters Marsh.  It’s one of my favorite places, just outside of town. Watching the seasons change, is a beautiful gift. Sometimes, I over think things.  Like the sentence before last, “watching the seasons change, is a beautiful gift.”  I felt kind of guilty after I wrote it like, I was making to bold of a statement.  What if watching the seasons change depresses someone etc? Who am I to make a statement like that? I debated adding “for me.” Watching the seasons change, is a beautiful gift for me. I left it.  That’s why getting out to places like Marsh is so beneficial to my state of well-being.  When I walk up and down the board walks, especially if not many people are walking on it – my mind let’s go of so many judgements and stress.  It’s a place where I can just be.

The boy drove me out and as we headed out, the sun began to burn through the heavy clouds and fog.  It was amazing golden-yellow sunlight. It was as if we were being invited as guests, special invitation kind of thing.  Every moment of it was appreciated.  I took a 100 photographs using my old cellphone. Now, I have to keep both charged.  One as a camera and the other for calls, each in a back pocket. I am pretty sure I look silly but I don’t care. Being able to capture and preserve moments like this, makes it all worth the hassle.

Yearning

My Instagram photo of some pussy willow. Used the macro focus setting on my cellphone camera. 01/29/15

My Instagram photo of some pussy willow. Used the macro focus setting on my cellphone camera. 01/29/15

All my life, my heart has yearned for a thing I cannot name. – Andre Breton

Collage

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A collage of photos I took on a long walk today. 01/29/15

Shortly after my 1st blog post of today, I decided to go for a much-needed walk. It’s my day off from work and I was starting to see nothing but the soap scum in the shower and dirty details around my apartment that told me I was an unclean person if I did anything but spend my time scrubbing.

I fought the nearly uncontrollable URGE to whip out my Mr. Clean white eraser and spray bottles, to not wash every dish in the place as I washed my hands and I got dressed – then, headed out. It was a fantastic day for it.  About 13 degrees and clear. The roads are scraped down more than needed so, loose snow on ice made me walk at a snail’s pace but I decided that meant I was supposed to “slow down.” Guess what? I discovered pussy willow budding (not pictured.) I also discovered a “macro” setting on the camera of my cellphone. It was cool.

I only came home when my thighs burned from the cold through my pants and leggings underneath. I’m so glad that the dishes are still sitting in the sink, it will give me something to do later. 😀

Silence

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Light and shadows, taken at the local park. September 29, 2014

“I saw old Autumn in the misty morn stand shadowless like silence, listening to silence.” –Thomas Hood