simple gift of earth to its bounty

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” Study nature
love nature
stay close to nature
it will never fail you”

– Frank Lloyd Wright

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wings wide open

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I have been away on the central west coast of Florida for the past month nested away in a little trailer. Escaped 3ft of snow that fell in New Hampshire the day after I left, only to arrive in Florida to spend the first 2 weeks laid-up in bed with the nastiest flu I’ve ever had in my life–– pretty brutal I tell you. Grateful, I was back in good health to enjoy the last 2 weeks to hop on the bike and peddle my way down to the 20-acre lake.

On this visit the wildlife were scarce. Unlike back in October when it was common to see an alligator along the banks of the lake, social sandhill cranes roaming around the park, and hearing the high pitch song of egrets and herons throughout the night. Activity was quiet on this visit. Daily a sandhill crane nested on a green patch along the shore her guarding male close by. I had hoped to stay long enough to see the fledglings peek their head high.

A flock of woodstorks gathered across the lake when one poised with wings stretched out to the warm sun. To me that poise was like a warm hug welcoming me back to the lake I love.

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seven mornings

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“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.”
-  Marcus Aurelius

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The joy of sticky fingers

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Dealing with the winter months and bitter cold gray days are always a challenge for me. I crave the warm sun and light to shine upon my soul to keep me out of my pajamas and my spirit in check. Therefore, after the holidays I sign on to an inspiring e-course in photography, writing, or anything creative really, to keep this creative spirit dancing throughout the day.

Jessica over at In Search of Dessert has created an Inspirational Card Deck Swap. A fun project I have been enjoying getting my sticky fingers into.

A few of the finished cards are just so darn cute; I hate the thought of parting with them.

On another note I can’t wait to finish my deck and get them out in the mail so Jessica can distribute them to the other participants, and then in return I can just kick back in anticipation on the arrival of a new deck of 52 cards back. Fun, fun, and more fun.

Here are a few of mine I finished this past week.

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A little instant love

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Unseasonable warm day here in New Hampshire the temperature high reached 56 degrees sunny blue sky like an early spring day. The neighborhood country dirt roads are thick in wet mud from all the recent rain showers. Mud or no mud this trooper pulled up her winter boots and headed out the door taking full advantage of this gorgeous day. A photo-walk with my new love the Polaroid SX-70 camera loaded with the new Impossible Polaroid PX-70 color protection film.

I love how this new color protection formula burst out an incredible dreamy color, popping out more of the blue and green color tones.

Stay well my friend!

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