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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Winter Walk at Dusk







A winter walk at dusk ~grateful for every limb am I for those that stretch dark across the grand expanse of richly hued marbled sky and these that lift and step, transporting me through Creation’s wonders; the art of science, love and faith in the Holy Blessed One; good medicine, all have led me here.




winter berry nest
beneath hush of violet sky
love laid down to rest




This morning is full of winter white, what a delight waking to a blanket of snow. The photos on today's post however are from a few evenings ago, no snow, but the glow of twilight instead. Last year and for several years in a row I had not have imagined a winter walk at dusk would be possible for me. Remission is not a complete absence of symptoms, I still have MS. and when I become fatigued this is as clear as when I could not walk a foot or two without falling to the floor. Who knows how long this will last? As I listen to the wind pick up outside I know it doesn't matter. Everything is always changing. I'll be ok no matter what. I'll be ok because I am loved.


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100 comments:

  1. Lindas fotos,bela reflexão! beijos,chica

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  2. Beautiful heavenly photos!
    Have a nice evening!

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  3. love that last line...love laid down to rest....smiles...lovely...

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  4. How lovely to enjoy a dusk as marvellous as this one!

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  5. Oh, Laura, your sights and thoughts always bring me such a beautifully pure taste of inspiration. Thank you always for shining. <3

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  6. Absolutely glorious words and images. Especially the winter berry nest. I noticed last night at dusk that the daylight is staying just a little bit longer now. Yay!

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  7. Oh, I would take that Winter's Walk in a minute!
    Beautiful photos and delicate words to go with.

    XXOO~~
    Anne

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  8. Beautiful images
    and yes you are love!!
    I understand health issues
    full force and then some remission.

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  9. these are so beautiful laura!! the trees look tired, the heart made me smile!!

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  10. Just amazing.
    Happy new Year :)
    Mormor

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  11. Exquisite photos... I have drawn 'naked' trees since childhood, there is something so true and honest in their nakedness that doesn't hide behind flamboyant leaves and flowers ...

    I have saved the 'berry nest' with precious poem to my desktop, to re-read, re-view, and open to whatever it continues to reveal.

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  12. Dear Laura, your words and pics make a great impression ♥ yes, everything is always changing.

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  13. Pięknie wygląda niebo z chmurami podświetlonym promieniami słońca. Pozdrawiam.
    It looks beautiful sky with clouds illuminated the sun. Yours.

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  14. Beautiful photos! Lovely colours.

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  15. A lovely walk with a wonderful lady who has a beautiful attitude. Long may you feel well.

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  16. A beautiful walk at the crepuscule hour

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  17. Stunning silhouettes, lovely evening captures.

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  18. Wonderful wintry skies, Laura, and terrific captures!! Hope you had a beautiful Christmas and wishing you a very Happy New Year! Enjoy!

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  19. Tender words. Beautiful heart. Laura, as usual, your blog post is lovely.

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  20. Hello Laura,
    Beautiful winter walk and very nice captures
    so sweat tender words
    have a nice day

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  21. Thanks for sharing the beautiful moments during winter dusk.
    Take care.

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  22. Wonderful silhouettes! Beautiful colored sky! :)
    Thank you for visiting my blog, and for your nice comments. :)
    Wish you all the best for the coming year!
    *bless*

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  23. Love your header Laura! Thanks for dropping by my blog and wishing you a happy 2013. (Glad you have been able to enjoy a walk - even if it was a wintery one!

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  24. Heisann!

    Happy new year to you, too ;:OD)
    We meet also at Himmelsk and IF in 2013!
    and you have had a wonderful walk, please join us on January 20 in Blogger´s Sunday Walk.. would be nice.

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  25. Happy new year to you, too!
    Beautiful colored sky!

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  26. That would have been a beautiful walk. I love the shades of purple in the first two photos...

    Here's hoping that things will continue to go well for you, Laura. Best wishes for the new year!

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  27. Delicious compositions, light, color, focus framing, ... very poetic.

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  28. Laura, those are beautifully expressed thoughts. I like the idea of being okay no matter what....if one is loved. Love is so important in today's world...both the act of loving and accepting love in return. A very happy new year to you.

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  29. Laura, I love your sky shots and the cute heart. Lovely images! I wish you all the best in 2013, Happy New Years!

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  30. Wonderful shots and words too. Wishing you and yours a happy new year ahead.

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  31. wonderful! the colors of winter are just beautiful.

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  32. a beautiful post filled with love and light !

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  33. All your pics are lovely, but my favorite is the third one - such an unusual angle! Wishing you a fabulous year in 2013 with increased health I pray!

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  34. Hi Laura, It sounds and looks as though you had a wonderful winter walk! I love your haiku and heart shaped leaf surrounded by berries. :)

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  35. Laura, the winter berry photo is stunning...

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  36. Exquisite... photos and words. == With immense gratitude...

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  37. That violet sky is so pretty. Your photos always look poetic and artistic. Lovely haiku, too. Happy New Year :)

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  38. Twilight is my favorite time of day. Your shots are heavenly, Laura.

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  39. Beautiful pictures ~ I like the serenity and joy in your words ~ Thanks for bringing us along in your journey ~

    Grace

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  40. Laura Hegfield...You are very much loved.
    And the beauty of it all is that you know and appreciate it.
    We are all so gratefull to have you in our life.
    You inspire, enlighten, and energize us every day!
    Loved your positive approach to these prompts that you have so skillfully written.
    What a beautiful gift you are.
    Thanks for thinking about us, and have a Kick Ass New Year...G

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  41. I think your photos reflect the beauty you make sure to pause and see... what a blessing to be in remission - I can't imagine the joy you feel while taking these photos. Can you imagine what this world would be like if everyone had such joy for the every day things in our lives? To be content with a walk, a sunset, bare tree limbs.

    Thank you for your beautiful comments on my blog... seems we are on a similar wave length today. :)

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  42. absolutely gorgeous photographs! and lovely poetry!

    thank you for participating at Poetry Jam!

    wishing you peace, joy, love and good health in the coming year!

    dani

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  43. I'm so glad that you are feeling well and able to enjoy an evening's walk. You are a wise teacher for us all, enjoying each moment as you are able.

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  44. Everything about this post is peaceful and beautiful!

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  45. I especially enjoyed your silhouetted images

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  46. Nice pictures you show Laura. Wish you a good weekend :) Hanne Bente

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  47. It looks quite chilly but really beautiful through the bare trees.

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  48. Beautiful photos!
    Happy New Year!

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  49. Thank you for such a healing walk! I enjoyed it and your wonderful message of living in the moment. I also loved the photo of the winter pokeweed! Beautiful. Happy new year!

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  50. Everything is as it should be...
    I loved this post...
    violet hush...♥♥

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  51. A beautiful sky for an evening walk.

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  52. Wonderful shots, Laura.
    Having MS myself, I know how hard it is now and then, but I hope you can take a lot of short walks in each season.
    A Happy and Healthy New Year!

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  53. Gorgeous pictures - the colors so vibrant! Love the haiku, too!

    Happy New Year!

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  54. You are loved indeed, dear Laura.

    Once again your post hit my heart. I've been grumbling and moaning and groaning because this has been one of the rainiest years on record ... everything is wet and gray and cold. I'm so tired of the rain, and spring seems so far away ...

    When I really should be grasping the fullness of life - the beauty that surrounds me still - the love and joy I seem to misplace at odd times ... you have reminded me to take a "winter walk" of my own, and find my misplaced heart.

    Thank you, dear friend. You are in my heart, thoughts and prayers.

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  55. Beautiful. Definitely worth bundling up for.

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  56. Beautiful nest. A true gift from nature.

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  57. beautiful silhouettes and Wonderful view!

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  58. Beautiful pictures, thank you!
    Tove

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  59. You caught beautifuk colors in this twilight, well done !

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  60. Bear With Me...visiting from Orange...Lovely post♫ Keep safe in the New Year♥

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  61. Dear Laura... I have been away from blogging too... and what better time to catch up with each other than when you are feeling strong and taking awesome walks at dusk! Beautiful captures of my favorite time of day. May the year ahead bring you only pleasant surprises. Stay brave; stay well.

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  62. How grateful I am for this miracle of you... for every nerve and fiber of your being... for the spirit of you that whispers throughout cyberspace and graces my world with the beauty you see and breathe... much love to you Laura for this winter rest of love... happy new year and much love to you... XOXOXO

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  63. Your photo's are beautiful, love them all.

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  64. Wow! Amazing photography of nature's gift ~ and lovely haiku ~

    Happy New Year to you ~ (A Creative Harbor aka ArtMuseDog and Carol ^_^)

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  65. You took some beautiful pics of your walk...you are right, it is Ok when we are loved

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  66. thank you for sharing..Happy Holidays;)

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  67. Those are some great shots. Love the dark, mystic look.

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  68. what an inspiration you are to me! One of my posts yesterday was full of my physical and emotional tribulations I've been experiencing. But I have enough brain matter to be grateful for my mobility. God bless you and may this remission last for a long while.
    Your photos are lovely and serene.

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  69. How lovely! I enjoyed your writing and your photos. I too am a dedicated walker; I've been walking at least 3-4 miles a day for over 25 years. I love it. I treasure my time spent this way.

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  70. Nature is always a beautiful regardless of the seasons.

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  71. these photos look so peaceful.

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  72. Mmmmmm...your pictures are truly scrumptious! They take me into a dream state of wonder and charm...

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  73. It's wonderful that you are in remission and can enjoy a walk. I'm sure you savour it. Your photos are beautiful. I wish you a very Happy New Year.

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  74. Very beautiful, must have been quiet cold !

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  75. Wonderful pictures! Happy New Year from Sweden!

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  76. Wonderful pieces of the nature around you. So beautiful !

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  77. Beautiful photos! I love all the silhouettes against that beautiful dusk sky, and the lighting in the last photo of the berries is pure magic! You definitely took wonderful advantage of being able to enjoy your evening winter walk!

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  78. Dear Laura,

    I have so missed visiting your blog and benefiting from your wisdom while I wasn't internet connected. These photos are just gorgeous and your words so soothing and beautiful! Thank you!!

    Wishing you a happy and peaceful 2013!!

    Love, Silke

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  79. dear all,
    i started early friday with such a bright hope for the day. so many haiku to visit, so many bright promises to fulfill. my day turned quickly on its heels into what became a living hell. for the last three weeks i have been battling extreme health concerns, i share this only to explain why i have been so hard pressed in visiting and leaving comments. yesterday took me to the very edge and this morning although i made it through an adverse med reaction with horrible vertigo, i am weak and undone. i do not like to write about my health issues, something i combat everyday to stay upright and among the living. but i see more and more of our haiku family dwindling away and i am sure many may have mistaken why, and taken it personally that i have failed to visit. this morning i am going to stay up long enough to be sure you all know that you have brought me comfort in my darkest hours without even knowing. for your kindness and patience i thank you with all my heart.

    xoxoxox,
    rebecca

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  80. Beautiful images. So lovely to hear from you again Laura, I hope all is well in your world this winter season.

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  81. I'm impressed....wonderful pictures!
    I wish you a nice evenning,
    a nice sunday an a happy new year!
    Luise ♥

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  82. The beauty of Winter sunsets are the intense colors that you seem to appreciate more when you're cold :-)

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  83. I really like the twilight glow in your sunset photos. The silhouetted trees and grasses are striking.

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  84. wow.. the photographs are so poetic..lovely

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  85. Dear Laura,
    thank you for this wonderful winter's walk ♥
    Wonderful light you can only see in winter!
    Greetings from Germany
    moni

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  86. Your photos are gorgeous. I am glad you are able to get out and about and to enjoy these marvels of nature. You remind me to be grateful for my life as well as for my health. I hope you are able to get out to enjoy that white blanket. Down here in Connecticut, we are going to try!

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  87. Every time I come here, I leave a lilies happier. Thank you.

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  88. FANTASTIC winter colors! Great captures.. :-)

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  89. Beautiful images. Wishing you lots of blessings and good health... Happy New Year to you and yours!

    orange leaves

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  90. Absolutely stunning winter skies!! Wishing you and yours all the best in the up and coming new year!!!

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  91. Wow, so gorgeous, those silhouettes are just gorgeous! Thank you for sharing on Weekly Top Shot #63!

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  92. Love the words and images! Sending healing thoughts and love
    Happy New Year :-)

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