Wednesday, October 3, 2012

 still life with cosmos

Ten times a day something happens to me like this - some strengthening throb of amazement - some good sweet empathic ping and swell. This is the first, the wildest and the wisest thing I know: that the soul exists and is built entirely out of attentiveness. 
Mary Oliver

I've remembered recently that I am at heart an explorer. I knew it once before but I'd forgotten. For my soul and my spirit to feel alive, to feel calm, to feel astonished, to feel comfort, to feel happiness, to feel value & to feel truly alive I need, I must, be exploring my world. I need to constantly seek out & find the breathtaking in my world. It's there, it's everywhere, but sometimes I forget to see it ... sometimes I forget to look for it.

Recent travels with my girl Winnie each early morning, just the two of us alone on the beach at low tide has reminded me of this ... to pay rapt attention to what you truly love in this life is balm for the spirit.

still life with nasturtiums & sweet peas


  1. I love that quote and I love your photography! That last shot made my heart skip a beat!!!

  2. A lovely quote and your flowers are gorgeous.
    xoxoxo ♡

  3. I love Mary Oliver and I love these photos, especially the bottom one!

  4. Aren't dogs wonderful walking chums.

    Love the flower shot.


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