Tuesday, July 23, 2013

~ on gaining perspective in a cloud of marshmallow pink ~





First day back at school today and I was feeling out of sorts;
  • impatient with the the youngest who was still at home and being all kinds of demanding.
  • resentful of the mess that lay all around - what looked like fun holiday games yesterday, today just mocked at me and my inadequate domestic goddess skills.
  • scratchy, irritated eyes from a niggling viral conjunctivitis.
  • swirling, chaotic plans in my head when what I seek is clarity of thought.

Then the afternoon sunlight hit the blossom tree over the road.
I think I may have gasped out loud.

Five minutes of time alone, snapping away, marvelling at the pinkness of the coming spring was all it took to turn my day around.

If only it was always that easy.






15 comments:

  1. Lovely, I'm a great fan of photography as therapy- even if it only works for a little while x

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  2. I relate to all of your sentiments and emotions here. I'm so glad that such simple beauty was able to turn it all around.
    xxx

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  3. A brief photowalk can make me blissfully happy too. Love your photo!

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  4. Oh, I hear you loud and clear.

    Don't let the dirty housework get to you. The tidiness of your house is not a reflection of the goodness of your heart or your value as a woman (not matter what my mother says.)

    When is your photo book going to be published? Or will you sell prints one day?

    I hope so, I really want one.

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  5. Hope tomorrow is a better day! Lovely blossoms!

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  6. So beautiful - your words and that image. It's been a swirling week here too, seeking clarity... xx

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  7. Lovely! Glad you got to enjoy that moment - even if it was brief. There's really so much beauty out there!

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  8. I agree...if only it was that easy!! I'm collecting some "pink" for you...where may I send it online?

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  9. How I wish it was always that easy but, reading this lovely post, I really, really believe that it could be. If we let it!! x

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  10. Isn't it nice that sometimes it is that easy...we just have to get off the track we're on and onto another one. The blossoms are just beautiful. Great photograph!

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  11. Hear Hear! Love this post, expressed so simply and eloquently. And the photo is gorgeous. Sometimes it's the little things isn't it - a little something with a big impact.

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  12. such beautiful colour in that photo. isn't it lovely that as a photographer you take extra care to really look and appreciate the beautiful of nature?

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  13. The blossom trees are gorgeous! One of my favourite times of year. Just noticing xx

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  14. Oh man, don't we all have days like this? But how lovely to get a glimpse of hope and chill-out through a pretty pink sprig of blossom. Ahhh.... x

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