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abundance is
taking the long
string
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route home
grey on white



a string of birds created early in the week

in late afternoon light . a soft quiet pocket of each day

now browsing lovely spaces to find links to feature this week as always

I discover reading blog after blog of my friend Char . gone from this world . suddenly

stunning photographer . a space to rest . always the encourager . bottled blooms

Char brought abundance .. a long scenic route to my life

for those of you who wander by here today

know always that you are loved




34 comments:

elizabeth said...

thank you for that reminder. as are you.

i feel the truth in your bird's wisdom.

i am sorry to hear about your friend. sending love.

rachel awes said...

& home you are,
these fridays,
when i fly through
& savor the view.
looove your birdies.
xox

Jamie said...

I always feel this sense of peace after reading a post with your birds. Thank you for making such amazing and powerful art.

Tracy said...

How very sorry I am for the loss of your friend, Elk... I didn't know Char, wish I had. I just saw her blog from your links--what a bright spirit. Your birds are lovely tribute to her...So very sorry... ((BIG HUGS))

windrock studio said...

Elk, your art and your words always soothe me in a very special way ... sending some of that peacefullness back to you.

Judy said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend Elk...and...Know that you are loved as well my friend.

becky said...

What a lovely, thoughtful post...yes, the scenic route...

missing moments said...

Beautiful post, Elk ... hoping Char knew all the lives she touched!

xo

karuski said...

You always write the thoughts so beautifully. Sorry to hear about your friend *hugs*

Relyn said...

I've been feeling stunned, too. But, also, very humbled to think of all the connections we have through blogging. All the ways we have to give and receive and share love. We really are so very blessed.

beth said...

she's reading your post right now, along with me... realizing how beautiful. once again, your words are and being so thankful you choose some of her photos to share again with the world.....xo

d smith kaich jones said...

and back at ya.

xoxo

Jennifer Richardson said...

What a beautiful,
beautiful
way to look at abundance.
And my heart goes out
to you and all the others
who have lost a loved friend.
Her legacy is inspiring.
Love and grace,
Jen

spread your wings said...

i am crying upon hearing this news. such a great loss - she touched so many of our lives through this blogger world we know. i call her a true friend even though i never even met her - i feel like i have known her all my life. i will miss her humor and honesty and beautiful photos.

Lisa RedWillow said...

Your blog speaks to me today like not other.
Im so sorry Elk for your deep loss also.
xoxo

maccandace said...

I can't believe I never knew of her when so many bloggers I know were friends of hers. Condolences to all of you, she seemed like such a wonderful person and her photos are beautiful.

Mary said...

Dear ELK, some of those I remember, some I read for the first time today. Tears are streaming down my face. Suddenly, it's beginning to seem real. I hope she can see this beautiful tribute, and all the love that is flowing here today.
xoxo

A Box of Chocolates said...

Elk we miss her and it has made me realise we do make true friends through our blogs, people we may never meet in person, but none the less friends in whom we confide and share and rejoice.

Oliag said...

Dear elk...this post has helped me find some peace today...I still find it difficult to believe that Char has left us so suddenly.
I found myself reading many of her old posts today too and so many of them are wonderful! She had a way with words as well as with photography.

It amazes me how close I feel to people that I have only met online.

suzyQ said...

she held such a special presence in our little blogging world... you describe her so perfectly here. much love to you

xo

Mandy_Fish said...

It's so wonderful to read such loving words about Char yet so sad to deal with the sudden loss. Thank you for posting.

Mandy

patty said...

i'm sorry for your loss, miss ELK. thinking of you and thank-you for the reminder to tell those we love them, that we love them.
love you.
xo

Christina said...

xoxo

kimmie said...

Your words and the birds are a loving and fitting tribute to a friend you have met along the way. I am sorry for your loss.

Meri said...

Hugs. And little wings of love.

Renee Howell said...

Hi ELK. Touching tribute to your friend. I'm sorry to hear of your loss. Glad you have her blog to turn to. A hug to you.

O. Joy said...

beautiful.....
she is missed.

Leslie said...

how lovely that you remembered your friend in this way... she obviously touched many lives, and was loved. that is a comfort, always, to know one is loved.

Country Girl said...

I spent some time going back through her posts. I still can't believe she's not with us anymore.

Marcie said...

Yes - so sad to hear about Char..and such a wonderful way to honor and remember her!!!

S. Etole said...

such a quiet but elegant tribute ...

emily wierenga said...

i love this definition of abundance. it makes my life feel so full. :) and it is, because you are in it friend. xo

Becky Shander said...

Beyond beautiful and full of good thoughts.

Jill said...

I'm so sorry about your friend. Your post is beautiful. Saying a prayer for you, Elk.