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at times I feel overwhelmed by obligations ... to-do lists ... decisions ... busyness

this tree teaches me instead

to feel overwhelmed by blooms ... color ... breeze ... fragrance of spring ... smoothness of wood


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45 comments:

Caroline said...

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Char said...

gorgeous shots - i love that purple and blue combo.

S. Etole said...

stunning color ... like your new header, too

beth said...

trees make for wonderful teachers.....

nAncY said...

pretty pretty pretty!!!

Mrs. E said...

Absolutely beautiful!!

SE'LAH... said...

the scent of jasmine whisked across my window today. it was a beautiful moment.

Prairie Girl Studio said...

and love.

completely.

to think we can be overwhelmed, perhaps even overcome by the very beauty that abounds about us ... we would all lead a much calmer
and peaceful existence ...

thanks for sharing your peace with us today ...

2bbb,
prairiegirl xo

maccandace said...

What a beautiful tree, I'm sure it does have many things to teach if you're open to it as you are. Love those vibrant colors.

spread your wings said...

wow your trees are loaded with blossom -overwhelming beautify.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Yes .. I'm all for being overwhelmed by blossom ... your lovely shots made me smile.

Toni said...

Gorgeous captures of the beautiful blossoms, ELK. I have to remember to capture them this year - completely missed it last year.

Chrissie said...

sublime and serene

Tracy said...

To be overwhelmed by beauty... I'll take more of that any day too! :o) When it all feels too much, think of these blooms...Happy Week, my friend ((HUGS))

deb said...

perfect, Elk

to stay in that space....

Jeana Marie said...

overwhelmed by the beauty in God's creation - I love it :)

Marcie said...

Such beautiful spring blossoms. Such uplifting color!!!

*jean* said...

aaahhhh you completely captured spring....and me...gorgeous, e.

Liss said...

That colour alone is enough to put the SPRING in one's step!

Traci said...

How beautiful...colors are especially wonderful!

Laura said...

and it is reminding me too...

Poppies and Sunshine said...

What gorgeous blossoms. I have been enjoying watching spring unfold here. It is sometimes easy to forget to take a break from busy lives. Thanks for the reminder.

momentsofwhimsy said...

What beautiful images - the colours are so lovely.

Thanks for visiting my blog too & for sharing in my "Sunday's Share" this week.

Cate :-)

sherri said...

Spring is definitely in the air.

Jewels said...

Yes, wow! love the colors and the advice to be overwhelmed by them :)

Sunmallia said...

Love your images of spring, very beautiful

Patty said...

simply gorgeous, elk!! beautiful!

Judy said...

Stopping to smell the flowers, is what we need to do.

melody said...

Thank you for a beautifully delivered message.

Gayle said...

It is good when we remember to listen to nature. What an amazing teacher it is. Thanks for reminding me.

smith kaich jones said...

Ahhh, a practice I will begin. Those limbs bear the weight so well, with such ease. Role models.

:) Debi

elizabeth said...

spring!

I love the bokeh in the third photo.

bekkah said...

Gorgeous!! That's the kind of 'overwhelmed' I enjoy :)

puna said...

Spring has sprung in your neck of the wood elk!

Joie Moring said...

trees with flowers are at once

strong and delicate
earthy and fragrant
changing but rooted

nature's balance for us to watch and learn

suzanne said...

what a heavenly tree just dripping with blooms. so lovely. i am sending you some peaceful vibes, friend. warmly, s

Jac said...

Beautiful, Elk that blue just sings out to me right now, especially with the contrast of those blushed pink blossoms!

JoLyn said...

Terrific photos--and beautiful thoughts to go with them. Thanks!

Relyn said...

I love the lesson of your trees. And, oh, I love image number two!!

Jeanne Klaver said...

So rich in color and texture and composition!

becky at abbeystyle said...

beautiful shots, here!

Renee Howell said...

Thanks ELK. You photos inspire me to be more inspired. Thank you!

Leisa Hammett said...

Exactly! That is what nature teaches: to be in the Now. I read in a yoga magazine to that effect--how can you not be present when such beauty is around you when you are outdoors.

Victoria Bennett Beyer said...

The color is so stunning - so hopeful and positive.

Kellee said...

I especially love your third picture. I wish we had more plant-life like this in my desert! :)