The spaces in-between
Life isn't just made up of light and shade
but also of the spaces in-between.
This capture made me think of a jigsaw puzzle and what I noticed the most
were the open spaces of sky.
What if the spaces were the most important part?
They are a reminder of how essential openness is to follow the path
that stretches out before me without preconceived ideas and limitations created in the mind.
Evening walks are slow and relaxed.
I like to take the time to pause and stop and look around me
to notice what catches the light in the last rays of sunshine.
The red leaves invited me to look further into each detail of their structure,
how the stalks caught the light
how the edges of the leaf looked so beautiful
and noticing the tiniest spider's thread on one side.
Pausing and taking the time to notice details makes everything seem more beautiful,
more present, more intense.
It sometimes rains on holiday!
If the rain hadn't been so generous when I visited England recently
I would never have seen the wonder of reflections in puddles.
They are an art all on their own!
On an early-morning walk, I passed these self-sown poppies
which had found the tiniest slice of earth between the wall and the path.
Their random demeanor pulled me in.
The simplicity of these wild poppies made me feel totally connected to life
just the way it is!
Feeling a connection with that moment was beautiful
and as I look at this image, I rekindle that connection.
There are certain turning points in our lives when decisions are made
as different paths and choices appear before us.
I am today, the result of my decisions and of my personal destiny.
I am curious to know how my life will play out in the days and months
and even the years to come.
Yet, I have no fixed plans, that would actually limit me,
I like to remain open, letting my natural curiosity lead me
to discover new paths.
Going with the flow gives me freedom.
Life is like a hall of mirrors
what images will be reflected back at me?
The translucency of petals
I am a seeker of light, both in my photography and in my life.
Wonder is everywhere.
When we look around us like a small child seeing things for the very first time
in open-eyed wonder, we are totally connected to the marvel of Life!
Have you ever noticed how connected everything is?
When I go on my walks, I notice so many connections.
I paused to take in the texture and colour of a rusty post and noticed
how the old wooden fence was connected to the post
and then the green vine which brought everything together
by draping itself across the open wire fencing and around the post.
The pale green lighting in the background illuminated the whole scene
as I stopped to savour every detail.
is being open to the realization that everything is an opportunity for learning.
We discover unexpected treasures along the way
even in the darkest places.
A draped curtain
filtered light seeping through the slats of the almost closed shutters.
A feeling of peace.
When raindrops create art
Taking time to stop
to move in closer and really see each detail.
How those raindrops, like shiny jewels, glisten.
Taking the time to focus my attention and to marvel at what is around me.
Water has always fascinated and inspired me
the colours, the reflections, the rhythmic movements
how it is ever-changing
sometimes wildly energizing.
CONNECTING TO THE SKY
The crescent moon, still delicately apparent in the early morning sky.
A plane cloud dispersed
creating a soft, fluffy backbone against the blue.
As I paused to look up, there was instant connection
the three of us:
moon, cloud and the sky-gazer
alone in the universe in that moment
I embraced the scene with all my being.
Simplicity, wonder and emotion fill the frame like a contented sigh.
I have recently participated in a workshop called
with Kim Manley Ort
I have been discovering new connections
with the world around me and have been on new photographic adventures!
Have a look at the link above
to join Kim on future adventures.