May 4, 2009

living and breathing...

at our weekend cottage
this time of year
everything comes alive right before our eyes
and
yesterday as we pulled up
there was a faint blanket of purple covering the hillside
behind us
~~~
tiny violets everywhere
~~~
and
as
I danced through the woods
where the ground snapped beneath my feet
with each step I took
all I could do was smile back at at the violets looking at me
and
I did my best to be caught up
~completely~
in the moment
of just breathing

24 comments:

  1. I have just really learned the value of that - being ~completely~ in the moment. It has become a gift to me that is slowly changing my life ~completely~.

    Nature makes it easy, doesn't She ?

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  2. Here I come for my morning hello! And, I find that this is the spot I have added to my morning clicks to start my day off correctly.

    But, as my FAVORITE color is purple,oh, can I tell you how much I adore these photos?

    Violets...they are the best. Simple. Happy. A bit flamboyant to get your attention, and way beautiful. Don't you just love a gal who knows what she is?

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  3. This reminds me of Alice in Wonderland when the flowers are talking to her.

    I am so glad you are at the cottage. It sounds like a magical, spiritual retreat. Enjoy your time there!!!

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  4. How breathtaking...

    On another note, I finished reading Everything is Beautiful and now I have my girlfriends reading it...very nice book...looking for other recommendations on books. I did just finish Remember Me? and The Undomestic Goddess and would recommend these myself, both were great. The author is Sophie Kinsella, you must check out her work.

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  5. Purple is my favorite color...and I completely am in love with this time of year, how every minute there is something different sneaking through or popping through the dirt. It's new beginnings, something I need to learn from Mother Nature... wonderful pictures, Beth...

    xoxox

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  6. I was just checking my link (I added you to my bloglist...should have done so AGES AGO!) and here were these sweet little flowers. They made me smile.

    Peace
    xo

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  7. exhaling now...slowly. :) grazie
    xx
    s

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  8. Purple is my favorite color, Your cabin sounds wonderful, those flowers oh, oh, oh.....amazing.

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  9. beautiful! just beautiful!

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  10. I have violets in my front yard. I know the feeling !!!

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  11. oh I love the violet pictures!! so sweet!

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  12. violets are blooming all THROUGH bloglandia, have you noticed? lovely little fleurs ...

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  13. What a beautiful post -- and a beautiful blog! :) I just found it for the first time today and I love it!!

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  15. Oh, the beautiful flowers make people feel the feeling of suffocation, and too beautiful. :)
    Health information & Humor & Fun World

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  16. So lovely sounding. : ) Spring has sprung.
    xo

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  17. just beautiful!

    can't wait to scroll down and see what i've been missing!

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  18. i can just see you joyfully skipping through the woods amongst the violets:)

    :)

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  19. So beautiful! It must be so relaxing! Love the shots!

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  20. love the sweetness and the beauty you must have felt.

    love the shots....could I just pull up my chair there and sit for hours?

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  21. I often feel that nature is a gift to us, a wonderful blessing. And when we stand in that moment, observing, breathing it all in... then the gift is truly appreciated.

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  22. This is just what I needed right now. Beauty. And the reminder to just be and just breathe.

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  23. you did so well with this blissful moment!

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  24. I love these tiny little violets. They're hard to photograph -- these are splendid!

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**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