Thursday, July 11, 2013

wondering













When I go to the country I spend as much time outside as I can--walking, wandering, wading, gazing, daydreaming.

As though I'm trying to memorize it--the endless beauty, fascination, variations, permutations, the magnificence of nature--and carry it within.

As though somehow I will learn from it, become closer to the person I want to be.

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  1. Lovely photos. You have such a good eye.

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  2. Isn't that the joy of getting back to nature. It is so good for clearing the head and filling it with all sorts of new possibilities. Amanda x
    P.S love your new sidebar pictures!

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    1. cats and flowers are a winning combo for pictures!

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  3. You have immobilized some very beautiful moments!

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  4. With such beauty and tranquility its far easier to find a sense of peace within yourself and its nice to meditate too and contemplate things when you are so relaxed.

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  5. Beautiful and interesting patterns...you're really a lover for Nature, Jen.

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    1. The patterns in nature are amazing!

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  6. You have such a special spot.

    My great grandparents had a wonderful brick house--I believe it was once a grist mill--on the edge of a waterfall in upstate NY. The creek ran along the back edge of their property. It was magical as are your photos.

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    1. I didn't know you have upstate connections! There is so much beauty there--it's a bigger state than a lot of people realize.

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  7. Love that third photo of the water, it's hypnotic. Nature is mesmerizing. And what is wrong with the person you are? Seems pretty good to me.

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    1. Maybe better isn't quite the right word for what I meant--though believe me there's much room for improvement. It's more about being true to myself, maybe??? And better. And smarter. And kinder. (I put a lot of faith in nature.)

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  8. Hello Jen, I am reading this after the post about the colored cabinets. This brings up an interesting observation. Antiquing can be energizing, while communing with nature is both relaxing and recharging.
    --Jim

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    1. Interesting thoughts. I find antiquing exciting and energizing but it always hits a point where I rapidly reach exhaustion.

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