Monday, August 24, 2009

Best Shot Monday - first entry

"I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down

into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass,

how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,

which is what I have been doing all day.

Tell me, what else should I have done?

Doesn't everything die at last, and too soon?

Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

-- Mary Oliver

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I feel like I have so much to say these days and then at times nothing at all.
Life's been a blur this summer compelling me to make 'stills',
I'm trying to capture all the juicy slices of it before they slip away...

I hope that you & yours are well, that you are able to find the time to tenderly nurture your creative spirit, may you find inspiration around every corner...

And...that you are savoring each and every last moment of whatever season
or time in your life, you find yourself in...


Anonymous said...

What AWESOME words. Thanks for sharing. The pictures are gorgeous, too!

Sierra said...

Hi Laura, I am excited to tell you that you are my WINNER to my vintage giveaway, congrats!!! I will be posting that you are the winner shortly on my blog. ;) Oh, and I will find your e-mail so I can e-mail you and get your address for your goodies!

Beautiful thoughts and the flower is breathtaking!

Sierra said...

I actually don't see your e-mail listed. Do you mind e-mailing me your addy please? My e-mail is Thanks! :)

studio lolo said...

I've used that same poem on a post or two. I adore it.

The photograph is stunning!
I hope all is well. You're sounding a little introspective here.
Sending hugs ;)

Susan Tuttle said...

capturing those juicy slices of summer -- love it! Beautiful photos dear Laura:)


PeregrineBlue said...

Always love the feminitiy in your soul. So soft, subtle and touching. What a blessing to drop by to get a whif of Laura.

DS said...

Ithese pictures are gorgeous! It does seem like everything has been going by really fast; thanks for the reminder toslow down and take care of ourselves!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Hey Laura!!! OMG!! It's sooooooo wonderful to hear from you. How have you been and what are you up to these days??? I love the post and the beautiful illustration of wrapped. So beautifully illustrated. Hope that you had a wonderful summer. It's gone by way to quickly. I can't believe we go back to school on next week. I'm so glad that you stopped by to visit and leave comment. It's means so much to me. Thank you Laura from the bottom of my heart.

Debbie Egizio said...

Your images are beautiful. And yes, the seasons go by so quickly. I can't believe it's back to school time already.