Through the lens Cape Ann MA ~ cold, cold, cold! Tis January and in August it will be hot, hot, hot. Weather, mother nature, day by day how it can effect one’s being. Walks in the cold air are invigorating and not real conducive to photographing; yet, beauty abounds and hands are numb yet the photo is produced.
The light has changed on Cape Ann MA ~ how does one describe the light ~ perhaps you can see it in this photo. Since, at least 6 years old, if not before, I have been a ‘seeker’ and now know the light, the energy, the spirit is all within and around me. Even you the reader are connected ~ We are all connected. And I am rambling ~ Peace and heart light to you ~ namaste, xxx
‘that’s all folks’
As Minor White, photographer until his death in 1976, is once quoted as saying ‘No matter how slow the film Spirit stands still long enough for the photographer it has chosen.’
I do believe that this random ‘visitor’ to my deck has ‘posed’ sometimes for me until I got the creative shot I wanted. As a student of Taoism, I feel that even inanimate objects have spirit energy. Certainly, this beautiful Cape Ann MA gull has a strong Spirit.
I think that the former owner of my home used to feed him and leave water ~ I no longer do so and sometimes feel badly but having a little dog that likes to chase it away and there being many sea gulls ‘in town’ don’t want to get into the habit of feeding. Yet, the gull continues to come for brief visits; well onto five years now. Didn’t think that gulls ‘shape shifted’ but perhaps they do and it is a ‘Spirit’ watching over me. Isn’t that a lovely thought? Hmm, Life is filled with essence and surprises and gifts. This gull is a gift.
Wishing you many spiritual gifts each moment. xxx
‘that’s all folks’
Cape Ann MA has not seen much sun or pink skies lately ~ So this a treasure view. Linked with Our World Tuesday Meme
An Artist’s Relections
Through the lens allows time to ‘be in the moment’ much like a butterfly.
Keeping life ‘simply, sincerely and slowly.
Many get caught in the ‘mid way’ with all the conforming attractions.
Being more selective helps keep one more focused and being in the now.
Be like the fishes ~ they know they are a fish ~ be who you are.
‘ That’s all folks’
New England in all its Wintry Glory ~ Hardy souls live here and thrive in all kinds of weather. Even the little Yorkie has her ‘bomber jacket’ for our brisk walks.
Spirit resting here,
shadows fall ever gently
with warmth and loving.
Reflecting through meditation helps with the ‘monkey mind.’ If I reflect too long during the daily activities I have lost the ‘now’. My aim is ‘to be here now.’ ~ not in the past or into the future. My daily meditation and journalling seems to help me focus and remember my aim. Then I am reminded that I need to ‘get out of my head’ and move into my heart when taking photos. The above photo, I think, is a wonderful example of hearing the humor, the universal chuckle in my heart, the inner child in my heart. Play is so good for the inner soul.
Come back again ~ we love visits and comments and you can even bring a ‘biscuit’ ~ I might even give you a kiss. ^_^
Keeping warm on my deck ~ he/she comes frequently and in the summer sits on the peak of the roof ~ Critters are so fascinating ~ Enjoy ~ carol, xxx
Winter allows one to see the strength of the trees and the years of survival. What an example for us humans ~ Ya think? xxx
I read recently that haiku is like a prayer ~ I certainly find it meditating ~ what do you think?
Looks like a bear or dog to them. Does it remind you of anthing? It is Ice.
One of my daily sketches and sharing with another artist as motivation for both of us.
Although she is suppose to be my assistant ~ She thinks she is the boss dog.
Wishing you the best in the week. xxx ~ carol
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rurality blog hop
sky watch friday
haiku my heart
QUOTE TO PONDER: ‘ Out of clutter, find simplicity,’ ~ Albert Einstein