Looking For The Light

It has been a long time since I have been here. So long that I have been questioning if I ever should return, if I was even missed, is there even a point moving forward with this little online place. I am ashamed to have neglected it. 2015 was a challenging year for me and mine, and I had high hopes that 2016 would be better. There are still plenty of reasons to remain hopeful, but at the same time my family and I are being challenged in monumental ways.

Scared. And blessed. Trying to sort it all out, make sense of it, breathe and trust.

With so many responsibilities and distractions, I haven’t had the opportunity to capture anything exciting with my camera, at least anything far from home. No matter how tired, pained or stressed I am feeling, I can always count on my garden to provide what I seek.

I hope you find the colors, textures and beauty as lovely as I do.

Thanks for stopping by and sticking with me.

geranium

daisy

snapdragon

deep purple calla lily

The Way Back

“The stars we are given. The constellations we make.”

~Rebecca Solnit

Storming The Gates Of Paradise

coffee love

I am embarrassed. Embarrassed that it has been months since I have been here to say hello. Things happened since the spring, significant things that deserve more than a quick mention in this short post. All I am really capable of saying now is I am relieved that this summer is practically over. I can’t quite put my finger on why this time after Labor Day feels like a reset. It is still 100 plus degrees outside. The daylight hours still linger. My trees are still full and green.

But I feel pleasantly, gratefully relieved and unburdened. It’s a miracle what a little time can do.

What happened on this day fourteen years ago has a way of returning me to a better place. I am reminded of how I need to rededicate myself to the things that bring me joy, how I want to deeply feel my life. How I want to make magic out of this existence I have so generously been given. So here I am. Ready to be me again. I thank you for sticking with me and I hope this time, the significance of this day, this change of season upon us inspire you in the ways you need.

Have a lovely weekend, friends.

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