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“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.”

~ Rachel Carson ~

It was a great day at the beach the other day. First time I’ve been all year and I wasn’t disappointed. The scents in the breeze, the ever changing artwork in the sand. The peaceful feeling I have when I’m near the ocean. It all came back and it reminded me that there are cycles in life. People as well as nature all go through a certain stage in order to get to another. While sometimes it can seem to be a repetitive stage such as the seasons there are always variances to them. Hopefully we can catch sight of those variances and learn to appreciate them for what they are and what they are giving to us. So that in the next stage we can carry bits of the previous one to heal us in some way and possibly make us stronger.

~ Peace ~

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Winter has had it’s chilly hold on us.

Giving us moments of bitter cold alternating with softly falling snow.

She will soon be teasing us with spells of warmer air and the early smells of Spring.

Soon after, the grounds will be ready to be awoken from its long slumber.

I too will be ready.

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Rufus was getting a bit jealous that Beansy was getting all the attention from having his picture posted. He is quite popular on flickr. Rufus thought even if he isn’t a young pup anymore that he would try to see if he could get some attention himself.. we’ll see..

Surprise Surprise another snow storm is on it’s way and about to dump 12-15 inches of that fluffy white stuff. I actually don’t mind it except for the shoveling, although it is a great work out, especially with my driveway. I’m lucky to not have to work and therefore I don’t have to commute in it. I think that I will go out later in it and try to get some photos. Hopefully I will feel motivated enough the leave the warm confines of home and go out into the storm.

I found out yesterday that I will have my first photography show in Portland. I’m really excited about it and a bit nervous. It will be my first showing and while I don’t feel ready for it I’ve had quite a few people tell me they believe I am. I guess this one of those times were you listen to the people around you. I did decide that I wanted to do more with my photos this year and this is a great motivator to seek out other opportunities.

Here’s to a snowy day with at least one good photo to be taken *raises coffee to toast*

~ peace ~