for some reason



driving by this picket fence with all the imperfections
"I feel joy no matter what the world may see"
as Tracey so creatively wrote today

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instead of a quick glance on the shortcut through the neighborhood
I stopped the car and captured my feelings exactly
a bit worn ... ordinary ... but filled with hope

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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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FAQ


what is it about black and white . windy afternoons . buds on branches?

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what becomes of the song resonating in your head. your hand.and heart?

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what are you drawn to as life flows by from here to there?

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what is in between the bricks . inside the door . your foundation?

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what does a quiet moment look like from where you stand?

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seasoned





gently celebrate the stark branches of the past



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along side the soft buds of the fresh season we are given


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car & couch


bush and bird captured from the car window
a breeze sways as spring blooms in bright


breeze

gedge

vine

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bird collage created on the couch
sinking into a soft moment as scissors snip

i am


standing at the window
feeling smooth yet cracked


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around the table
shining in all directions

empty in the sun

in the driveway
finding life amid the rocks

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in your home . may you see life today

morning light

soft


together


open

one still moment . shade and bright
soft touch of a cloth draped across the table
a fruit bowl waiting to be filled with the sweetness of the day

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. a pause . interlude . rest . a break . cease . a moment .

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a week from above

when browsing through my photos taken this week
the sky seemed to play a major role
I share these with you in very
random order...


dashed out to capture midweek sunset clouds as dinner simmered inside

last night while dinner simmered




buds and branches crisscross celebrating the blue covering the yard

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a gray . moody feeling sky rests on a day that described me as well

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clouds moved striking softness . light . dark . on the way to the grocery

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from the sunroof celebrating the coming end of the week ... wires and all

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friday light
..a new way to look at the day

ending notes

I have been carrying a cello around
with my daughter since she was in fifth grade
she will whisk it off to college this fall without me

I'm OK with that...today...


practice

movement


together

lost in thought

found


I embrace the blur that mirrors my life as we travel down the road


note to self . shared with you

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from thin brown off shoots
the vivid fuchsia blooms appear
take comfort in the season of change
as your branches give way to buds & blooms

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c r e s c e n d o



life feels like a photo at times
awash in familiar monochromatic
while pushing boundaries . seeking clarity

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life plays like a full symphony too
including a few missed notes
between the melody
and harmony



as seen on Photo Play ....

in a name




what?
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a solitary potted plant stood in my favorite garden shop . not knowing the correct botanical name I decided on
. quirky . delightful . freedom . joyful . silly . spirited . fabulous . fascinating .