March 15, 2011

the day mother nature made me smile....

back in january
while i was living seaside in the panhandle
there was an afternoon
that caught me off guard
i had just finished my lunch
when i looked up
and
felt the air around me change
i grabbed my camera and ran into town
and
watched while mother nature played with her crayons
well
only her grey crayons
and
like a dolphin jumping in and out of the ocean
she was dipping them haphazardly
in a large glass of water
dampening them just enough
so that she could
smear them everywhere
on everything
~
i couldn't get enough of her painting
i reached my hand out
and
i could touch her art
~
i could feel her art landing on my face
~
the dampness
the cold
the grey
and
as quickly as mother nature and her grey crayons appeared
~
they disappeared
~
and
fifteen minutes later when she brought back her whole multicolored box
of crayons
to work on a new piece of art
with a huge sun that reached down and tapped me on the shoulder
i
was disappointed
~
sometimes you need a grey day
and
this one just hadn't lasted long enough
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these photos are sooc. there is no reason to edit them. mother nature did that for me.


28 comments:

  1. Wonderful post... great writing. And beautiful photos.

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  2. Beautiful post. Nice to appreciate the grayness instead of just the color. :)

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  3. i'm new to michigan and the grey days often bring out some sadness & frustration ~ now i have a new vision in my mind to create joy ~ thank you

    my favorite shot is the women walking on the empty patio... just stunning

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  4. I love your writings Beth. some days ya just need gray. thank you

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  5. Beautiful art. Beautiful Heart.
    Love ya !

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  6. I love the way you captured the gray :) it has something magical and secretive :)

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  7. That is one beautiful grey day

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  8. Mother Nature is such a beautiful artiste! Even in grey tones. :)

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  9. i could stare at these endlessly.
    thank you for running out to capture them.
    heavenly.

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  10. That's just beautiful, Beth. There's nothing like a foggy day to change the landscaped so dramatically. Lovely captures and wonderful words.

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  11. sometimes i love a gray day. we're having one now and as i look out my office window

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  12. How gorgeous - I never thought I would say something like this, but what a beautiful grey day!

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  13. I always long for those gray
    crayons when the sun gets too heavyhanded
    (often in the summertime here);
    your photos and words
    remind me of the cozy delicious times
    when the air goes cool and gray and cozy
    and hides us away from the furnace
    for awhile.
    Right now I'm loving the rays
    but I'll get there in July.
    Hope your March is extra breezy,
    Jen

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  14. Love your gray day pictures! Thanks for pointing out the beauty, I sometimes miss it when it is gray.

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  15. beautiful, Beth ... both word and image

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  16. Beautiful and pure. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  17. There is something so magical about the fog. Beautiful photos Beth!

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  18. that was just wonderful, all of it, the photos and the words and i thought i was through with grey but now you have kind of made me like it again. :)

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  19. You coloured these pictures with your words. Beautiful!

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  20. Wow - stunning stunning beauties! Grey is so lovely when it looks like this.

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  21. Such beautiful photos!! You captured the "sense" of the day beautifully!! I could feel the dampness!!
    Congrats on your POTW award
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  22. Wow you did mother nature good...love these.
    Hope you're okay my friend.
    Hugs D.

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  23. Beautiful...absolutely beautiful...your words give life to your photo's and your photo's give life to your words. A perfect blend

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  24. you captured a beautiful poem in pictures..one of my favorites

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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