past the screen

occasionally I let life fill a deep wheelbarrow with disappointment
a mound of worry . a shovel full of doubt


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this is my studio window which looks into the back yard garden
a vintage wheelbarrow parked there is filled with Stonecrop in bloom each fall
they are hardy . loyal . interesting . self sufficient . humble . vivid . unique

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gazing beyond my computer screen . pausing amid the taps of the keyboard
it is there planted in the soil that fills a rusted wheelbarrow
I grasp lessons growing towards the autumn light

i hike to emilys to share

32 comments:

deb said...

exactly
and I think I would go crazy without windows to this

Judy said...

I love my windows to gaze out of, and my computer sits right by one so I can gaze out over our "mountain".

Tracy said...

mmm...I think that that last photo greatly expresses the growing, the hope... Sometimes it's good to shovel up all the stuff dragging us down, put it aside... it makes good compost and dissolves in time. :o) Happy Day, my friend ((HUGS))

Jamie said...

Beautiful photos! I hope tomorrow that wheelbarrow in your mind is filled with hopes and dreams.

S. Etole said...

such beauty to encourage through your window ...

Leslie said...

My wheelbarrow gets filled with those things sometimes, too, and though the plants differ, nature offers me similar lessons.

I love that plant. Stonecrop? I've never heard of or seen it. It reminds me a bit of the Pentas we grow here in the south. Thanks for these lovely photos.

Suvarna said...

a perfect place for eyes to come to rest and perfectly placed wheelbarrow in which to lay those worries sounds divine.

Oliag said...

I love Stonecrop...and all succulents...they seem to be the only plants that grow well for me. What a nice sight to see outside your window:)

Leslie Avon Miller said...

Learning the lessons of growing towards towards Autumn light ...beautiful.

becky at abbeystyle said...

Love the idea of a vintage wheelbarrow filled with Stonecrop...lovely

spread your wings said...

there are great lessons to be learned from nature i do believe. your images today are beautiful. i love stonecrop

Betsy said...

hope your wheelbarrow is full of optimism and laughs!

emily wierenga said...

oh, elk, yes... it's in these that grace grows... and it reflects across your screen for us to read...

Brian Miller said...

even rusty wheelbarrows can hold life...that grows toward the light...

Laura said...

LOVE this...pictures, prose, wisdom...the whole wheelbarrow!

Char said...

oh yes....a place to dream

mrs mediocrity said...

oh, those first three lines...
they opened my heart and my mind with so many thoughts and images. beautiful lessons.

gospelwriter said...

I love this - a beautiful write, and I think, what would I do without my windows to see things growing, moving, reaching for light? Thank you

Marcie said...

Even more beautiful in color!! Lessons growing towards the autumn light - love that!!!

-t- said...

"occasionally I let life fill a deep wheelbarrow with disappointment
a mound of worry . a shovel full of doubt"

when we let go, isn't it beautiful what can grow there?

"it is there planted in the soil that fills a rusted wheelbarrow
I grasp lessons growing towards the autumn light"

Carrie Burtt said...

Beautiful thoughts of hope here...and wonderful photography! Love this ELK! :-)

elizabeth said...

Beautiful word and photos! Just love finding one another via imperfect prose!
Elizabeth
http://www.justfollowingjesus.com

emily wierenga said...

i love that you linked this, sister. xo

Mama Zen said...

Gorgeous!

Ostriches Look Funny said...

this is awesome.

smith kaich jones said...

i am back, and this is perfect. it is there planted in the soil that fills a rusted wheelbarrow
I grasp lessons growing towards the autumn light
- these lines are lines i needed to hear. and these images are gorgeous.

thank you once again.
xoxo
Debi

alittlebitograce said...

my favourite picture is the log against the stones. so beautiful!

Gayle at Planet M Files said...

Thank you for sharing these lessons with us. Another one of your posts that touch my heart!

Jeanne Klaver said...

a beautiful view...so rich with life

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Just a lovely way to look out too.
Great shots.

Relyn said...

So lovely - especially the last one.

patty said...

and thus, you are beautifully inspired.. i sware, being here puts me at peace.