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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Colorful Dream

She beckoned me to her colorful dream, this wintry brook by the side of the road. I stepped closer and closer toward a world within our own, the one waiting for curious pilgrims to discover, very close to home. 
Cautious at first, concerned about my footing, it was not deep or steep, or slippery as I’d expected, still I placed each boot with care-- 
Until mesmerized by light dancing on every surface--
I lost mySelf in joyful water music, a marimba of rocks, leaves and iced branches, kaleidoscopic colors magnified by the pull of time frozen and fleeting all at once. 
Sacred and ordinary swirled into a moment, held briefly in absolute presence--
  then gone.  
How often my own life feels this way.

46 comments:

  1. Just beautiful. Your words and photography combine to create a lasting magic.

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  2. Nature is a great artist,and it's so wonderful that we can appreciate it!
    Love your post as usually and wish you great last week of the year!

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  3. Amazing set of photos, capturing time and the flow of "now" --lovely words. Thank you

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  4. Love how the verdant moss reveals itself; insightful thoughts with the lovely photos...thank you.

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  5. mine, too. thank you for taking me with you on your journey. lovely lovely shots (and i'm so glad you were able to be out to photograph them.) thank you, always, for your support and your prayers. you know you are in my thoughts and prayers, too...

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  6. Laura, so happy to hear about your new camera. You will have so much fun with that! And the results are already stunning. Such clarity and brilliance and detail. This will be such fun for us too! Thanks for sharing your heart and gifts. xo

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  7. Hi Laura,
    wow! These are so rich and textured. I felt as though I could smell a bit of the fall leaves, hear the crunch of the frost...and feel that glorius sunshine on my face... all while being embraced by Winter's wind. Thank you! I love your "eye" for all that you share here. Obviously, you and your new camera are kindred spirits!

    Sending you infinite love.. and gratitude for our sisterhood. May today, and all the days ahead be filled with more love than ever.

    hugs and blessings to you.. Cheryl

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  8. Streams a brooks are some of the most poetic creations of nature :o)

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  9. Refreshing pictures and meaningful words...thanks for your gift of inspiration ~

    Wishing you all the best for 2012~

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  10. OMG This is so much more than just 'beautiful'
    I feel like decoriting my sitting room with thise

    (Still thinking about waht to write about gratefulnes...
    Going soon, though)

    Hugs and love

    DD

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  11. oh wow these are beautiful captures...some of natures magic...i am glad you risked that trip for us...lovely...

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  12. Great photos. Reminds me of the woods at the farm where I grew up.

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  13. Very beautiful-- I love the incorporation of the photos in the poem, and especially loved these lines:

    I lost mySelf in joyful water music, a marimba of rocks, leaves and iced branches, kaleidoscopic colors magnified by the pull of time frozen and fleeting all at once.

    xj

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  14. Such creativity in all of these shots. The sun's reflection is just glorious.

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  15. Ice can be so lovely, as your photos prove.

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  16. wow - such beauty...no wonder you were overwhelmed with emotions... this is stunning - and nature can touch us so deeply...would love to walk that path as well

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  17. Superb captures, Laura! Really stunning and wonderful words to match! Hope you had a lovely Merry Christmas and wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year!

    Sylvia

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  18. These are remarkable. I'm so envious that you were able to get so close and personal and I could but only sit here and imagine what an experience this must have been. Wow!

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  19. You take the risk, and we enjoy the rewards! Laura, this has been just a stunning journey. Moments of reflection, of peace. Thank you again! So many of us benefit so from your heart. Here's to sharing lots more in 2012~

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  20. I walked along a summer creek/brook yesterday. Full of green.

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  21. Oh, this is truly beautiful. You are amazing. I can't wait to see what's next!

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  22. So often we get so caught up in the rat race, we forget we live in a world of magic and mystery and of ordinary every day miracles that once we take time to slow it all down, we can then begin to see and marvel at the pure touch of the Divine in everything, and it's all there just waiting and wanting to welcome us if we only stood still for long enough read the signs.
    What a truly wonderful trip you both made and then took us all on.
    Simply amazing.

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  23. What a beautiful post...and your blog is like mini retreat. Holy sparks, indeed.

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  24. well conveyed magic!



    Aloha from Waikiki
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  25. Beautiful captures!

    Watery Post, may you all have a prosperous new year!

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  26. Such a beautiful walk and a lovely metaphor of life itself.

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  27. this is a magical place, what gorgeous captures! thank you for taking me along.

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  28. Such wonderful captures! Love the light and atmosphere.

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  29. Beautiful photography Laura along side some great words.

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  30. it takes a special person to commune so naturally with nature
    to convey the beauty so perfectly
    this is a stunning post

    brava on your POTW

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  31. Beautiful, beautiful pictures!
    Very nice captures!
    Happy New Year to you too!

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  32. Amazing photos, and wonderfully thoughtful text. K.

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  33. Such an amazing melee of colour and design! And build words create a sense of a flowing spirit!

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  34. These photos are gorgeous...and words. What a dream

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  35. Beautiful, Laura....your vision is uplifting, special.

    divine, indeed.

    Lady Nyo

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  36. What beautiful photography! Your words echo the beauty in each picture.
    Congratulations on POW award!

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  37. What a beautiful collaboration of you and the frozen brook!! As you have the artist's eye to find the beauty which we are apt to miss, she beckoned you and showed such a wonderful world.
    I love the colors of your photos. They are quiet, but so gorgeous, deep and symbolic!! All of them are just stunnig.
    Have wonderful holidays and Happy New Year!
    keiko

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  38. Wow some crazy, wild, incredible effects of the sunlight, snow, water!

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  39. Fantastic photo's and it show also how I feel sometimes. I wish you and all the people of the world a fantastic 2012.
    gr. from Holland Marijke

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  40. What a restful place. Water and ice, very nice. Thanks for stopping by to comment on my Watery Wednesday post. - Margy

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