It is possible to speak with our heart directly. Most ancient cultures know this. We can actually converse with our hearts as if it were a good friend. In modern life we have become so busy with daily affairs and thoughts that we have lost this essential art of taking time to converse with our … Continue reading Deep Silence and the Conversation with Our Hearts
Each raindrop holds within its entity an image of the vast and ageless sea. The quote above was printed on a card I received from a friend when we were teenagers. The words struck me and I committed them to memory. When I received the riveting photo postcard featuring raindrops in the garden from my … Continue reading A Raindrop. An Image. A Reflection.
As I was scrolling through my camera roll for a tree for today’s post, I paused on the image above. It is not great tree work, but I like it because it reminds me of my penfriend Beckra’s photography and it reflects my mood the last couple of weeks–not quite clear about what that mood … Continue reading #ThursdayTreeLove | Abstract Reflection
The abstract Christmas card above came from my pen friend, Beckra. She always surprises me with her unique approach to photography, and I find this card intriguing. It carries the light of Christmas and the fireworks with which we welcome the coming year, so it is apropos for today, the seventh day of Christmas, and … Continue reading 12 Days of Christmas Postcards | Day 7
Life is too busy! I’ve shortened my to-do list, turned down invitations, postponed some of my activities, extended deadlines–still there are not enough hours in the day. The weekend seems far too short to make an impact on “all that must be done,” and I find myself moving from one task to another and unable … Continue reading Breathe: Water and Abstract Photography
Do you remember my student, Chante Marie? She’s leaving in a week to pursue her music career! Needless to say, I’m so proud of her. I know “just going for it” can be a scary venture, but Chante has a beautiful gift and spirit and she’ll be more than okay. She and her hubby (they’re … Continue reading Look for the Gift
I cannot let March end without sharing the big yellow bouquet of postcards I received in honor of International Women’s Day/Women’s History Month. With Beckra’s (ongoing) permission, I hosted her “Yellow Flowers for International Women’s Day” swap on swap-bot for the fifth time. I felt compelled to share the yellow blessing with the Love Notes … Continue reading My Bouquet of Yellow Postcards
I recall my glee the evening my hubby handed me the stack of postcards he had just retrieved from the mailbox and post office box. I placed them in my planner hoping to savor them later, but then life happened–illnesses, midterms, and life in general. Now, that the madness is less intense for a moment [Spring … Continue reading Quotes and Hearts: Love on Postcards
At the mention of spring, we imagine an explosion of blossoms in many, many colors. At the mention of autumn, we think of the changing of trees. But autumn has flowers too, and that was the point of the photo postcard swap in which my penfriend Beckra and I participated. On a walk in the woods, … Continue reading Autumn Has Flowers Too!
I’m baaaaack with another monochrome photos post. I can hardly believe the last monochrome post, “Animals in Monochrome,” was in January. I didn’t realize how much time had gone by. I attempted a “Water in Monochrome” swap earlier in the year, but there were no takers, so I was pleased as punch when my penfriend … Continue reading (Monochrome) Photo Play: Water, Light, and Fairies