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The Beauty of Summer



The Beauty of Summer

Morning breath of summers air,
Catch the pitch of hummings’ song
Dew still moist from evenings fare,
Raise in prayer the days belong-

Listen you’ll hear the songs of June
Whispers from spirits within the trees
They capture amidst a fine milled tune
A work of art one seldom sees

A refreshing mist from July’s tears
Helps chill the fever of raging sun
And quench the thirst of leaves it sears
When the heat of day has just begun

But over the climax it starts to break
We gather round and sing rejoice
And dance to careless good times
Till we hear the laughter of goodnights voice ~



Seeing double


Never get so caught up in looking both ways that you fail to see the one that is right in front of you. ~sms


Walk to the beach


I do promise to move on from my repetitive water scene subject matter soon. It just seems that no matter how I look at an object, I always see something different. And no matter how long I stare, the ocean never gets old. Theres always a new story waiting to be told. Wait….that rhymes!
Have a wonderful weekend~







Through my eyes


Lately I’ve been overly fascinated with the art of photography. Back a few months ago I posted my first “photo journey” as well as recap of my first experience with a garden, just to get a feel for what it would be like to incorporate pictures into my blog. Along with writing, photography is something I’ve been playing around with for the past few years or so. Originally, I really didn’t think much of it. There would be times when a certain scene would pop up at just the right second or a “kodak moment” would catch my eye, but it never seemed to be much more than just that. But, thats how it always begins…Slowly I started noticing that words were emerging out of these images. I started learning that so much more could be portrayed that we may not otherwise be able to say with words of our own. I’m finding it to be an amazing form of communication and another way for me to share my journey.
I’ve noticed that where words have been failing to say what is meant, photographs have been filling in the empty spaces for me. But what Im really figuring out is that its actually changing the way I see things all together. What used to look like ordinary everyday objects now appears to tell a story all of its own. I love being able to look through see something totally different than someone else, but also knowing it is still one in the same. I love being able to capture a moment and a feeling all in one, in a language that is universal for all to understand. And I feel that is one of the purest forms of communication there is.
This started out as a place for me to share some of my own thoughts and writings and from day one, I knew it would change- hence “Freedom to Change“. And so far it has done just that……but as far as I can tell, there is nothing saying there is anything wrong with doing so!
So for now, I’m going for what comes naturally to me- and if it happens to be photography, then so be it.
If you follow my blog for my writings and poems, I promise there will be more to come soon. But in the meantime, I hope you keep reading and watching as my journey evolves and the way the world looks through my eyes changes along with it. Theres no telling where it may lead next.
















Mountain Jewels: A local Journey


Rest: I’ll admit…..I’ve never been much of an advocate for going to bed or getting up early. In fact, early is a word that has unintentionally become non-existent in my world. Such as today, after I had already confirmed to myself that I would be out of bed before 7:00am to write about yesterdays adventure…..

As you can see, it is nearly 16 hours later and I am just getting around to doing so. My alarm happens to have this magical button called “Snooze” that prohibits me from getting up. It becomes oh so tempting to press (usually more than once) before the sun has risen-and it just doesn’t seem fit to start the day without light shining through my windows.

So for now, until I can come up with a better excuse explanation: that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

Anyway, back to the REAL story. Its much prettier.

“Its amazing what you can discover right out your back door.”  Dads words, not mine 😉

This is not out my back door per se- just ironically close to where I live. What is amazing though, is that you can live somewhere and not even know what is around you. 

Rest isn’t always another word to define sleep.(in some cases, it absolutely is) Sometimes it’s just the opposite. Sometimes its taking a break from everyday and sometimes is opening your eyes to see whats new. And it could that the “new” has been there all along, but the day you get tired of looking at the old is when you finally take the time to really see it. So yesterday we took a drive, all of us needing a break, or simply a change of scenery. And it didn’t take long before we discovered this:

 It didn’t look like this at first, but we drove a little further. After passing over a bridge, -over the hills and through the woods- we pulled off on a side road and at last— The beginning of all great discoveries………….stairs.

Tucked away in the midst of jewel colored trees was something “new” waiting to be discovered. I felt like it was one of those scenes from a storybook fairytale. . It could have been plucked straight from Snow white and the seven dwarfs. You literally had to be there to understand.

I’m slowly learning that theres another aspect to writing that not all words can capture. Pictures add another dimension to the journey, and I really feel like I will be including more of them into my posts. In this case however, even pictures do this no justice.

The trees give those subtle “hints” that fall is here. Its a change that happens before our eyes and all we have to do is watch.

 Just as with my gardening adventure this year, nature shows us things and allows us to see past the hustle and bustle daily life brings. We all become so caught up in whats going on in our lives that we often miss some of the most amazing parts of it.  


Something as simple as taking a drive led us to this beautiful place and totally made my afternoon. Whatever else was going on didn’t matter. Because when you open your eyes and start to look, there is so much more that really matters.

Its a place where two roads can diverge to form somewhere new. And in fact it can make all the difference.