August 11, 2008

patience, learning and life

there are days
when my shell is soft and tender
yet I can't come out
share myself
there are days
when I feel I've bitten off
so much more
I can possibly ever chew
and I wonder
I can put some of it back
there are days
when I feel that staying in my nest
is the best thing I can do
for myself
there are days
when I
don't want to be
in the crowd
there are days
when I feel like everyone
can see right through me
as I have no where to hide
there are days
where I hold on tight
waiting until I'm strong enough to let go
this is how my day was yesterday as I fought a migraine
so today
I will be
oh so carefully
in hopes that I can ward off a rebound migraine
the photos above were all taken by me
with my new and wonderful macro lens
that my sweet sweet
surprised me with for my birthday
and as you can see
I'm still learning
so please
if you have any pointers you want to share with me
I'd love to hear from you


  1. Those pics are stunning!!!! That will be a fun new pastime for you.

    I hope you were able to ward off the migraine.

  2. OMG, your photos are amazing! And the prose, as always, heartfelt and as picturesque and vivid as can be! Hope your head cooperated today;) Enjoy your new craft and next you will be published in a photography mag, or join up with National Geographic!

  3. Unbelievable and glorious photos. I'll look forward to seeing many more of your beautiful images on blog in the future!

    I hope you're feeling much better today -- migraines are awful. I'm impressed you could even blog with one! Good vibes to you...

  4. kathy malkasianAugust 12, 2008

    Oh I so understand, although I am not experiencing a migraine, I am completely exhausted today and what do I see next to Laura's comments.... a Tab.
    I use to drink a 6 pack of Tab back in the old days... now that would perk me up.

    hope you are feeling better today Beth.

  5. Sorry about your Mirgraine....I hope you are feeling better today. Beth these are amazing pictures. I love them all. You need to make them into postcards and sell them. Truly BEAUTIFUL!


  6. Wonderful photos. I can't believe those are your first macros. They are masterful. This is a wonderful post; a perfect combination of words and images.

  7. the pictures are wonderful. i've been wanting a macro lens and now i'm convinced that i need one...stunning! and i can totally relate to every one of those days, including the migraine ones - bleh.


**I love reading the comments you leave, as they make me feel like we're sitting in my kitchen, having a cup of tea, discussing life and wondering where all the time has gone ...beth