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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Simply

some days feel so complicated
 
simple awareness soothes the soul
simply observing the motion of clouds above
  watching the clouds of thought 
and emotion
shifting within
simply noticing what is
soothes the soul

linking to:

Skywatch Friday


50 comments:

  1. Simply well said Laura. Your watchful photos soothe me... xoxox

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  2. Ahhh, yes! Finding and embracing smplicity is so important. You have captured it well, in your words, and in those beautiful cloud photos.
    xo

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  3. Simply beautiful Laura!:-)
    Hugs from north

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  4. Beautiful sky and lovely words! :)

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  5. that made me relax just reading/viewing it. :)

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  6. Couldn't agree more.
    Lying on freshly mown grass looking up at the sky and the clouds will do it for me every time.

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  7. simply noticing what is, soothes the soul, lovely; as are your photographs.

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  8. Absolutely fantastic photos foe SWF!Have a great weekend!

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  9. Beautiful skies and great thoughts!
    Happy SWF.
    Have a wonderful weekend dear Laura.
    Regards.

    " Regina "

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  10. Superb captures, Laura, and such gorgeous skies and clouds! They are indeed "peace bringers" and how lucky we are to have discovered that!! Hope you have a lovely, peaceful weekend!

    Sylvia

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  11. Hi Laura, I am so happy that you are up and about and enjoy your roles.

    Happy Mother's Day!

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  12. yes. keep looking up... i will, too.

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  13. Lovely images Laura. Just as the complicated patterned sky clears, often our days do as well.
    Cheers

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  14. I will think of this when I start feeling a little stressed. Just look to the sky and remember how it's all part of a lovely plan. And if it's raining, I'll give thanks for the drops that nourish the land and our bodies.

    xoxoxo

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  15. Just beautiful, Laura. I'm glad to read that you are feeling better these days. Enjoy, as I know you will.

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  16. Enjoy your energy level and mom-tasks!

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  17. Wonderful shots of the clouds against the blue sky.

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  18. You and your photos soothe my soul. My mind's been a little cloudy lately, but your photos help me just accept and witness it without judgment. Thanks.

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  19. These are beautiful shots.

    My Skywatch, please come and see.

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  20. So true :) Beautiful shots!!

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  21. These days I am meditating about simple, simplifying food choice and preparation, more simple wants on my part.

    Simple suits me. I want a simple path, a more simple life.

    Good post. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. your words are so honest, and skies so blue and lovely. they soothe the soul. happy SWF, and have a great weekend Laura.

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  23. A wonderful reminder, Laura, to slow down and simply be...

    Your photos are beautiful.

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  24. Beautiful words and images. <3

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  25. marvelous
    http://graceolsson.com/blog/2011/05/christ-redeemer/

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  26. These clouds are simply beautiful.

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  27. A very soothing post :-) I love the fluffy white clouds against the bright blue sky.
    Have a wonderful weekend, Laura! Hugs :-)

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  28. Perfect blend of photos and words. So glad that you are feeling better and able to get around. I know that is a great feeling.

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  29. How lovely--I wish it was always that simple, but it is a start. Happy Mother's Day. Mickie :)

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  30. simply beautiful dear one :) xx

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  31. it is so nice to know that I am not alone in finding for some cool formations in the sky and then document them! Yours are amazing!

    I have a GLORIOUS WESTERN SKY entry, hope you can visit me as well! Thanks!

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  32. Your work is embraced in your gentleness.

    Have a good weekend...

    For all peace.
    From Saga, Japan.
    ruma

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  33. Some days Do seem complicated.
    Your clouds really felt held aloft in a place for active contemplation of life transformations.

    Blessings to u and yours. And the chipmonks.

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  34. very interesting layout interspersing with pictures like that. Nice one

    Luke @ WordSalad

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  35. You have such a beautiful way with words. I love the small stones and everything else you write.

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  36. Beautiful shots and words!
    The sky and the clouds are so fascinating.
    Ha a nice weekend.

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  37. Lovely series of words and photos. Very calming. :)

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  38. Very nice series of beautiful clouds. I always look up at the skies and clouds, but it sure has been awhile since lying down sky gazing.

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  39. Isn't it wonderful how focusing on the sky CAN soothe our souls?

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  40. hi, laura.. thanks for leaving a footprint in my blog. :) truly appreciated. it's my first time here and wow, this blog of mine is so great and inspirational. :) and beautiful skywatch shots! :)

    Happy Mother's day, my new friend. :)

    'hope u can visit my other blogs, too. they're at http://twingirl(dot)info, and http://joahnavern(dot)info

    thanks much! :)

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  41. Love your cloud shots and words.
    Sorry for my late visit, Laura...
    Have a great week :)

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  42. are you the photographer? i need the simplicity in these photos today. they help me breathe.

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  43. Good evening, dear friend. I have been very aware of the sky lately and find myself looking skyward often. I read every post here and return often, although I have not been commenting regulary in the last week or two. The days have been complicated and the emotions are right on top all the time. I know that this too shall pass so I shall wait it out. Until then, know that I am thinking of you every day ~

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  44. It's nice to know that the sky will always be there for us to enjoy! thanks for stopping by.

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