Summer Solstice was in full swing. Hot and steamy here in the south. With blinds drawn and my fan working on over-drive to keep me cool, I was seated at my desk, lost in thought and writing. When all of a sudden I heard something fall…..muffled by the closed windows and whir of the fan, it wasn’t loud at all. I got up to investigate…..imagine my surprise when I found this….
Not what I was expecting……
A huge sadness gripped my heart last night….this tree has been a huge part of my healing for 13 months….seeing him broken breaks my heart….my old one, my healer, my friend.
This morning, I was gifted this view …..
“In the blink of an eye, change occurs and wraps you in sadness. But, even within that change and sadness, there is beauty to behold.” ©lindafedroff_june22,2018
He stands tall and majestic Still 💚
It’s been a while since I posted any kind of photography inspired blog. Though I’ve missed it, my heart just hasn’t been quite ‘there’. Last evening, as the sun was setting in the west (which happens to be the way my home faces), I was curled up on my couch, which faces the east…..and was looking out in my backyard and was gifted this amazing view….needless to say, I bundled up (cause yes, ole man winter has us in his clutches once again!) grabbed my phone and captured these few pics……it never ceases to amaze me, how, when I’m feeling sad, nature finds a way to make me feel a whole lot better.
Nature helps heal and it inspired me to finish a little something I had started writing a while ago……my writing hasn’t been coming as easy as it once was, seems I lost my voice a bit along the way of this new journey…maybe, just maybe I’m starting to find it again?!
You don’t want me sad.
Dry those tears you say.
I’m working on it husband,
But the pain won’t go away.
In the meantime I will try.
I promise you this,
To take each moment as it comes,
And enjoy the views like this…….
And just for emphasis on the views…here’s a few more 😊
It’s a BEAUTIFUL AUTUMN DAY here in North Carolina. I’m embracing the beauty of this day and am feeling an overwhelming sense of gratitude to my Jim. It’s because of him and his continued love and ‘gifts’ that I can live this life and soak it all in……..these amazing trees, I see them as my ‘guardians’. 💚🌳 The healing power of trees..it’s real!
I look up
By the old ones
Peace and comfort
Is their gift to me
I open my heart
I open my soul
I hear their whispers
My story unfolds
Beneath their branches
My arms encircle
I feel their ‘life’ flowing
I find hope
And I find
A calming sanctuary
These words came about because of this photo I took this morning while cutting the grass. With as many walks as I’ve taken around my little piece of property, this was the first I noticed this growing out of a dead, broken stump. The first thing that came to mind was: From death, new growth starts….which led me to think of Rebirth…….and then this popped in my head….
“Then one day, she realized, she was healing. Her heart was slowly mending. Her soul started to shine.”
And then this photo came to be…love the shadows. I know this is where I’m suppose to be…..
When one is having a meltdown….one walks…..and breathes…and takes in ‘the green’ and is Grateful 💚🌳🙏
Grant me the ability to be alone,
May it be my custom to go outdoors each day
among the trees and grasses
among all growing things
and there may I be alone,
and enter into prayer
to talk with the one
that I belong to.
~Rabbi Nachman of Bratzlav~