WPC……Autumn Color Memories 🍁🍂🍁🍂

This weeks Daily Post Photo Challenge is Nostalgia. With autumn upon us, one of the things I do miss about living up in NEPA is the beauty of Autumn. 

“Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.” ~Jim Bishop~




“It was a beautiful bright autumn day, with air like cider and a sky so blue you could drown in it.” ~Diana Gabaldon~



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Soul Strolling With The Elements 🌎🔥🌬🌊

This photo I took while on my Soul Stroll yesterday inspired the following……..


The sky overhead

Thick with clouds.

The sun ignites the horizon

Like a forest fire burning.

Waves roll in,

Depositing its seafoam gift at my feet.

With the ebb and flow of the tide,

The sand softens.

Standing in the tideline,

My feet disappear in the softening beach.

I become a part of the land/seascape-

Earth, Air, Fire and Water

I close my eyes,

I Breathe slowly and deeply….

I Am One With The Elements. 🌎🌬🔥🌊

This shot gave me a little extra something 💛




Problems…We’ve All Got ‘Em 😖

This weeks installment of the SANDBOX WRITING CHALLENGE has us contemplating and answering the following…….

How do you respond to problems in your life?

Have to admit there have been times I’ve asked myself that very same thing Calvin! 😬


When confronted with a problem

I used to run away

Or close my ‘eyes’ and ignore it,

In hopes it would just go away……


That was then, This is now…

I handle things differently.


When a problem arises

Now, what I do,

Depends upon the degree of problem.

I may take a Soul Stroll

To ponder the issue,

Write it in the sand,

And let it go…….



Other times, I seek counsel 

With someone close to me.

We talk it out,

We work it out

Together we can conquer anything……


Then there are ‘those’ times

When all I can do is shrug…

Sometimes, 

The answer isn’t quite so clear.

In those times, I have found,

The best thing to do, is ‘put it out there’

And wait. 

I’ve learned that if the answer to a problem

Is really hard to come by,,

Then maybe, just maybe, the solution isn’t

Meant to be found at the moment…..

Answers have come and will come,

when they’re meant to,

Not before.


And then there are those times,

When I can’t get a grasp on it,

I’ll sit.

I sit with Grandpa’s Bible in my hand.

I ‘talk’ to him.

I know he listens,

I’ve seen/felt the signs….

Giving them over 

When I’m feeling at a loss

Frees me up and lightens the load….


Problems…they will come

And 

They will go…..

I choose to confront them

In as positive a way as I can…..

Do I stress, do I get anxious?!

Yes,,,,but it’s usually short lived,

Cause worrying doesn’t help nor is it a solution……

I have found worrying only exasperates the problem…….

I  Will continue to wear my Rose-Colored Glasses and keep on keepin’ on, no matter what life throws at me! 😎


Calvin & Hobbes Source

A Tanka For My Monday

I decided to ‘shake’ things up for myself and break out of my ‘normal’  Sunrise Soul Stroll routine (I overslept 😉). Instead, I hit the beach about 8:30. Though I didn’t have the beach to myself, it was still relatively empty….and it was absolutely beautiful. Tide was out, nice breeze and water temp still warm…….


Bright Sunshine Dancing

Seagull Sings A Soulful Tune

My Feet Keep The Beat

To The Magical Music

Of The Sky and Of The Sea…….


Daily Post Photo Challenge…..Quest

This is in response to the Weekly Daily Post Challenge. This weeks subject is QUEST.



WHERE AM I GOING? 

This journey of mine started years ago,

To find the me I’d lost.

Where to look, I did not know,

But I’d look, no matter the cost.


Because the Me I’d lost mattered.

She deserved to be found.

She deserved to find her voice,

She deserved to stand her ground.


Funny thing, this writing.

It took me to a place.

A place deep inside myself,

A place I knew was safe.


As the words started flowing,

Stronger I became.

This journey was healing,

I would never be the same.


Each new discovery,

Found me stronger then before.

Facing the demons of my past,

I was finally closing the door.


Where will I end up?

I haven’t the faintest clue.

This journey of mine is a process,

And I will see it through………


Through to an end,

I can’t foresee.

But I’m grateful, non the less.

The future lays before me,

As I continue on my quest.

©linda_fedroff_august2016