in my head


when you are feeling a bit off . find comfort
in a unique bloom surrounded by soft green and notice the ant


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when you feel a bit cracked open
rest in the beauty that is old wood and art of peeling paint

cracked

when you feel like you are the only one
remember that you are never really just the only one

cone


when the fragile parts of life remain
encourage light to shine through the open bloom

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27 comments:

Laura said...

ELK? These are words I am holding on to today. Thank you for the way you encourage. The beauty I find here always brings rest.

windrock studio said...

Truly lovely and oh, so inspiring.

deb colarossi said...

oh, elk. so very wonderful
thank you.

Betsy said...

Yes, indeed. Take a deep breath and smile and continue on! :)

d smith kaich jones said...

Your words & images always settle into my heart with the right softness and such power.

xoxo

S. Etole said...

I will try to remember ...

Becca said...

So beautiful, I will take these words & images with me this week...thank you. :-)

Kanelstrand said...

Beautiful and poetic. I love the ant on your first photo.

Anna said...

Elk, thanks for your vision - a poet's heart and artist's eye. Lovely!

emily wierenga said...

you minister to this weary soul...

.kat. said...

I love you ELK! I really needed this
today. Thank you for the wonderful
messages and pictures today. :)

sperlygirl said...

thx for sharing today, friend. the gently nudge i needed. :)

ameliamaness said...

it's good to be unpacked, settled and resuming my visits here- your words are a blessing

Jamie said...

Truly wonderful advice

Oliag said...

well said!...
well illustrated!

beth said...

thank you....i needed to hear all those words today and to taste them as i read them....I WILL

mrs mediocrity said...

ah, yes. just what i needed to hear today as well. thank you.

maccandace said...

Love them all but the lighting on the last 2 is gorgeous. Welcome home.

Tracy said...

As ever, many heartfelt thanks for always shining the light, Elk :o) ((HUGS))

Leslie said...

thank you for this truth and beauty.

Relyn said...

You always have so much encouragement to offer. And you always illustrate it so beautifully.

Erica said...

Well said! So inspiring. Love them all!

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Joan Elizabeth said...

I especially like the closing thought ... a perfectly memorable analogy for those of us who enjoy photographing flowers.

Jeanne Klaver said...

Such lovely photos and thoughtful words. Thank you for the inspiration.

Jewels said...

I really noticed Notice the ant because the other day when I saw ants on the peonies I had photographed, I deleted them :) But you're too nice too do that.

patty said...

stunning, stunning, stunning. love the lone pine? cone, and the star in this bloom... and always, those beautiful words.
xo

Country Girl said...

I don't feel so alone anymore.