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Saturday, November 18, 2017

a walk on the wild side ...

"Routine is not a prison, 
but the way into freedom from time.
The apparently measured time 
has immeasurable space within it,
and in this
it resembles music"
~May Sarton~

brisk lake walks {picking up pieces of beach glass along the way } ...
all my favourite colours in one spot ...
gratitude with each step ...
chickadees that land on my hand for some seed and a chat ...
the blessings of nature ...
find me where the wild things are
*always*
"She didn't just walk on the wild side,
she lived there
dancing in the streets
and setting fire
to its sky"
~j.iron word~

Sunday, October 29, 2017

dancing in an autumn sun ...

the trees are wearing their autumn coats
such beauty
trees & tracks xo
"I see the turning of a leaf
dancing in an autumn sun
and brilliant shades
of crimson glowing
when a day
is done"
~Hazelmarie Mattie Elliott~
 a lovely pumpkin face ... someone's winking with a sly grin :-D
"The tints of autumn...
a mighty flower garden
blossoming under the spell
of the enchanter, frost"
~John Greenleaf Whittier~
~hope you are having a wonderful autumn Sunday~
x d

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

for the secret of the sea ...

"Till my soul is full of longing
for the secret of the sea.
And the heart of the great Ocean
sends a thrilling pulse
through me"
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow~
***
I think my heart skips a beat when I find heart shaped sea glass ... it is like stumbling upon a love note washed up and waiting for you to find xo
Walking along the lake this past weekend, gathering sea glass as I walked and thought, this came to me ... Each piece of sea glass makes me think ... 
What man has discarded, nature heals and returns. It may take years and many ebbs and flows,  but when it returns, it is more beautiful than ever!
Reading Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindberg again.
One of my favourite books.
"Patience, patience, patience
is what the sea teaches.
Patience and faith.
One should lie
empty, open, choiceless as a beach -
waiting for a gift from the sea"
~Anne Morrow Lindbergh~
"Because there's nothing more beautiful
than the way the ocean
refuses to stop kissing the shoreline,
no matter how many times
it's sent away"
~Sarah Kay~
*the black blotch in the photos is my lovely lab Archer's head ... my Velcro dog & beach walking partner  ... I could have edited the photos, but I think he adds to the lovely~ness * xo
~hope you are having a wonderful Tuesday~

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

and just like that ...

and just like that...
the leaves changed colour
"Listen to the trees
as they sway
in the wind.
Their leaves
are telling
secrets"
~Vera Nazarian~

"I would rather be amongst forest animals
and the sounds of nature,
than amongst city traffic
and the noise of man"
~Anthony Douglas Williams~
autumn
~my favourite season~

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Thankful {things I love} Thursday ...

Inukshuk
Canada's symbol of the North

Inuk "man"
Shuk "substitute"

"Every path serves a purpose"
~Gene Oliver~
***
I love spotting Inukshuks along the highway ♥
Built in the image of man and used as a directional marker.
Their strength and presence give  comfort to travelers assuring them they are never alone.
"We can choose
to throw stones
to stumble on them
to climb over them
or
to build with them"
~William Arthur Ward"

Monday, September 11, 2017

wildflowers ...

I have a large clump of cosmos growing in my little country garden.
They are closest to the driveway and the first flowers to greet me as I get out of my car.
I love this time of year {for so many reasons} ... the cosmos {which began many years ago from gathering dried seed pods in the Muskokas, brought home and scattered in my own garden}still have lots of pretty pink blooms, but there are lots of dried seed pods too ♥
I've been running my hand over some of them and sprinkling those back into the earth & gathering up others. 
This Thanksgiving, a little seed package will sit next to each plate :-D
You are ...
the Sun
the Water
the Air
Wings
Roots
... the Earth
I was made to be Wild
***
She felt most herself when in the woods with the animals, trees and wildflowers
where she could be *wild* and *free*