picked up...


walking in stride with a friend

a fast pace is good for your heart

a slow, gentle one is good for your soul



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34 comments:

.kat. said...

Strolls with good company are
always good for the heart & soul.
Beautiful captures ELK. :D

windrock studio said...

Hey Elk, these are wonderful, beautiful, important words and very lovely images.

David Rupert said...

That cone just looks prickly!

Clare B said...

Elk, I love the light in all your photography - especially this series. It's always so soft and delicate and yet strong at the same time. Would love to see where you photograph some time.

Becky said...

Thank you my friend! You see beauty in so many things that I miss on my walk. Focusing on God's gifts instead of my weaknesses will help me on my journey today!
Love you!!

Tracy said...

Such lovely finds, Elk! This weekend Dear Husband & I too a walk in the woods. Mostly at slow pace for our souls... seeing signs of spring, almost good for the soul after a long winter. I brought home pine cones too. ;o) Happy Week, my friend ((HUGS))

Jennifer Richardson said...

love seeing the treasures
your heart finds
in simple things.
It's a beautiful thing:)
-Jennifer

S. Etole said...

the gold of the leaf and the turquoise ... perfect

emily wierenga said...

i love those slow gentle walks. these photos are so peaceful.

Jamie said...

Such lovely photos! I'm all for a sedate stroll - more time to chat and see the world.

elizabeth said...

Dogs are very good at combining both heart & soul into their walks, even in a single minute. ;)

Oliag said...

Wish I lived in your neighborhood so that I could go for one of these walks with you:)

Megan Coyle said...

What poetic images :)

Jeanne Klaver said...

Is that a pine cone? I've only seen brown ones...interesting!

alexkeller said...

such a great reminder. i've been going to the gym and going at such a fast pace lately. i think tomorrow i'll take a walk in the wash behind our home.

christinemyoung said...

walking with friends heals me :)

beautiful shots ♥

Char said...

simple words, so comforting. i love it here.

becky said...

soul walking...two great words to keep close to my heart...thanks!

Jewels said...

So true, love these images!

LauraX said...

I'm the soul walking kind...not just because of MS...but, just because:-)

beautiful images...so tenderly photographed...you are clearly present to your treasures!

Meri said...

A medium is best for the heart while maintaining conversation.

Anna said...

Elk, you and I should go for a walk together. I am a great gather - I so love nature's treasures and details. Lovely captures! I particularly like the middle one.

maccandace said...

Those photos are great. I need to go out for a walk now...but it's night :(

Joan Elizabeth said...

Grin ... I dod a lot more soul walking than heart walking.

Marcie said...

Slow and gentle..is good! Love the images. Such exquisite simplicity!

Barb said...

Walking in friendship at whatever pace is good for the heart and the soul. Your images are wonderful.

deb colarossi said...

I absolutely love these photos.

and I love walking, meandering, strolling,
it's all good.

Beth said...

a walk with a friend is excellent for the soul and body! I so love the treasures you have collected

annamaria said...

Beautiful photos- Happy Easter my friend!XX

Jill said...

My 16 y/o son and I went on a slow walk yesterday looking for morel mushrooms...it WAS good for our souls. Just left what needed to be done behind...(found just a few, it's early yet)
Because of the link on your blog, I ended up winning the girls night out auction and am now a team member if ecoetsy.

Relyn said...

True. So true.

mrs mediocrity said...

a fast pace is good for your heart

a slow, gentle one is good for your soul

I think that is a quote that needs to be tacked up on my wall, right where I can see it, everyday.
xo

spread your wings said...

so very true. i tend to like the good for my soul walks. nice photos of textures.

Lisa RedWillow said...

Stunning images and light Elk.