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Monday, March 11, 2013

Waiting So Long









return of the sun
with it growing pain reaches
teaches us patience





teaches us patience
even as our own desire grows
and we too must sit with lingering
snow aware yet resisting the itch scratching
our way out of this discomfort waiting so long
for our release when spirits will blossom in song



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80 comments:

  1. I just saved this to my favorites list. What an inspiration. Just beautiful---the poems and the photographs. Thank you for sharing! ~andy

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  2. Ah, return of the sun with all its promise of growth and warmth. I hope your dog is doing well.

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  3. bless you honey

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
    ~ > < } } ( ° > <3

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  4. Thanks for sharing these soft blues.

    Happy Blue Monday, Laura.

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  5. nice...i think the seasons do teach us patience for sure....and that life is a cycle and has cycles...and each can be appreciated...but i love the sun...smiles.

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  6. I really can't wait for spring ~ Love the pictures here Laura ~

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  7. Poor Ellie. I am thankful she is surrounded by love and care as she slowly makes her passage. Lovely girl. Bless all of you!

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  8. I just read the sidebar about your doggie - I'm very sorry that sweet Ellie is experiencing this health challenge - she will be in my nightly prayers. your poem is beautiful, and teaching too, as you are one of my teachers Laura. May the sun shine on your shoulders today and every day. happy week to you.

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  9. Ahh beautiful and well said, Laura. How is sweet Ellie doing?

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  10. Sterling and I send Ellie our biggest hugs and healing energy. She couldn't be with a better family. Please let us know if you need anything!

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  11. This is a beautiful poem. Lovely pictures. I do hope your dear companion is doing better.

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  12. Hoping Ellie stays with you for a while longer yet. Lovely post. Best wishes for you and your lovely friend, take care.

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  13. So true Laura. Soon spirits will blossom in song. Beautiful words.

    I pray for Ellie, for release from her discomfort...and yours.

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  14. Nice pictures you show Laura. Wish you a good day / good week :) Hanne Bente

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  15. Hello Laura! I saw your name in my following list, thank you!
    We here in the eastern part of Finland have to wait still many weeks before a real spring will start but the is shining already so high above the horizon and warming our hearts. In the end of March the sun is high enough for melting snow slowly.
    Your photos are really fine!

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  16. Hello Laura! I saw your name in my following list, thank you!
    We here in the eastern part of Finland have to wait still many weeks before a real spring will start but the is shining already so high above the horizon and warming our hearts. In the end of March the sun is high enough for melting snow slowly.
    Your photos are really fine!

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  17. Thanks for sharing your beautiful images and words, Laura. Each image offers hope.

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  18. sending prayers for your sweet Ellie... xox

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  19. lovely pics! perfect also for my picstory, where this weeks topic is spikey :) so if you like ....

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  20. Terrific photos Laura. You have captured the essence of what is to come beautifullly

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  21. Gorgeous, inspiring photos! Thank you. :)

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  22. Great series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  23. Just wonderful! Beatiful words and photos!

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  24. Lovely pics and I love your Header!Have a great day!

    Shantana

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  25. spirits blossoming in song..i'm so waiting for spring...but winter came back over here as well..so need some patience as well...

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  26. Praying for lots of patience as you tend to your sweet dog.

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  27. It's lovely to see spring emerging there.

    I hope Ellie is still improving each day!

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  28. Beautiful as always! We've been blessed with some beautiful, early sunshine...I've been enjoying it...maybe too much! Drunk on Spring fever...but patience will still be required...in this neck of the woods...Mother Nature likes to tease...I know she's one more punch left! :)

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  29. Blessings to you and yours. Beautiful as always.

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  30. These are beautiful images!
    They remind me very much of spring in our parts.. watching for the slow & subtle changes.

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  31. Beautiful poem and photos, Laura! I am so ready for spring. I hope all is well with you and your sweet Ellie! Have a happy week!

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  32. So sorry your poor Ellie is not well. Your buds are beauties.

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  33. Hi sweetie, just stopped by to send hugs. Beautiful post. Sending lots of love to you and Ellie, life does get messy. Having had an elderly dog and losing him 1 1/2 years ago, I know too well how hard it is. many prayers going up. xoxo

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  34. Laura, you have an eye...nice soft touch on your photos!

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  35. I pray for a swift and full recovery for your beautiful dog. Beautiful words as always.

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  36. pateince. Nature does teach us that. I just went through caring for a sick dog.. she really wasn't that old. I didn't mind the time it took to care for her - I'd pet he and look into her eyes. She was happy, and I knew when it was time - she "told" me in her own way. We had a nice grace period of saying goodbye. I hope your dog gets better, but all stages are precious, if we allow them to be.

    Stunning winter photos - I LOVE birch bark.

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  37. Oh again..inspiration... thank you for linking into Nature Notes Laura... hugs..Michelle

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  38. Winter is never too long for me, Laura. No doubt that is because it is so mild. Summer? Well, that is an entirely different story. I'm already dreading summer.

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  39. Great post for the sky-theme!
    Nice picture of the tree that looks like a heart.

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  41. Guess we all have our favorite seasons for whatever reason! Great captures for the day and I do love the heart shaped tree!! Hope you have a good weekend and hopefully some better weather, Laura!

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  42. Beautiful post Laura, hope you are doing ok.

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  43. Beautiful series of shots. Happy sky watching.

    My sky.

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  44. New life is finally springing forth and I have sunshine today that is most welcome.
    LOVE those heart shaped tree leaves!

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  45. Beautiful images! I especially like the second one from the top, like a promise or memory of a perfect winter day.

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  46. Very beautiful photos for SWF!Thank you for it and have a nice weekend!

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  47. My favorite is the heart-shaped tree :)

    Our party is on at:
    http://www.pret-a-vivre.com/2013/03/ready-to-waltz-its-party-time.html

    Please come and join us. Have a great weekend!

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  48. Lovely shots - and what a wonderful heart tree!

    No signs of spring over here yet...

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  49. How beautiful! The heart shaped tree is a true wonder!

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  50. It lifts the heart to see gentle spring arriving... It snows here still. ;o) Just now surfacing after 2 weeks+ I've been down with flu & migraines--slowly mending. Fist chance I've had to post and visit friends. So great to catch up with you. :o) Happy Weekend ((HUGS))

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  51. Beautiful ... and your heart tree ... wow.

    I've been thinking about you a lot lately - for reasons I cannot yet divulge. Thank you for the inspiration you are to me and someone close to my heart.

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  52. I wish you patience and strength, hope Ellie is doing better every day!

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  53. Waiting is not easy sometimes ~ all part of the life cycles ~ Wonderful post and photos ~ enjoy ^_^

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  54. Beautiful spring captures.

    I am sorry about Ellie.

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  55. Hoe right you are! The sun's movement back to us, comes with it's own time frame and we must wait patiently for it's warmth, making it all the more wonderful!

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  56. Th bud and sunlight through the trees oozes with hope. I've been a bit short on patience recently. What timely words for me.

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  57. holding you all in the warm opening light. may you find your love and gratitude grow as you tend to your beloved ellie. there is no greater work then caring for another.
    xoxoxoxo

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  58. Great heart shaped tree. Very nice blog!

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

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  60. I'm reading lots of meaning in these words! I have done my share of waiting and am learning the precious lessons, I think! Not always easy! Warm wishes. x

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  61. Lovely anticipatory sentiments about Spring, Yet I look at the landscape where I live and wallow in Winter. And when I think of the meanings of the cycle of life, I am grateful and accept what is in front of me. I'll see and feel and even hear what you describe soon enough and that thought is a fine one.

    Peace

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  62. Often pain and patience seem to be inextricably interwoven--and how we wish it were not so!

    Swallows Haiku

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  63. Waiting here too...
    Sending big love to you and your sweet Ellie.

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  64. wonderful pics! thanx for sharing with wef :)

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  65. Beautiful photo's! I hope your family, and your sweet doggie are doing well.

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  66. Beautiful photo's! I hope your family, and sweet doggie are doing well.

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  67. Beautiful Laura...as always
    you capture feelings with words
    just so perfectly.
    Spring does do a strip-tease it seems♥♥

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  68. Sometimes patience is so painful. My best to you and your Ellie.

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  69. your photos are gorgeous, as is your puppy =)
    beautiful spring hope in your words and pictures!

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  70. Laura, I am so glad to hear she hasn't had a seizure in two weeks..awesome.

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  71. Beautiful.
    I love you'r heart-shaped tree:)

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