Sunday Serenity: Passing Through

It’s spring and Mr. and Mrs. Goose have returned to the pond to start a new family. Their chosen roost is the top of Mr. Muskrat’s den. Said rodent has also surfaced and is busy controlling invasive pond fauna (yay!). Still Mr. Goose, on his own patrol against home invaders, has already been poked in the ribs for getting too close to Mrs. Goose and the unhatched kiddlings.

In this image, Mr. Muskrat is just passing through.

Nature knows how to take care of itself.

I hope you enjoy some serenity today.

Thanks for visiting …

Dorothy

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Sunday Serenity: Dormancy

Sunday serenity. Boy, do I need it.

We all need it.

We all need to be able to compartmentalize our lives enough that we can find some respite from these unusually challenging times.

So much change. So much uncertainty. So much potential. So much promise.

Yet, every birthing of the new requires the passing of the old. We cannot suffer and thrive at the same time. We must make a choice. What do we give up? What do we keep? What do we embrace so we can create the life we want?

This old apple tree, which has been battered by ice storms and had pieces of it grafted back together more than once, is dormant for the winter, but a few weeks from now it will begin its next great awakening. It will blossom full of promise for the new growing season.

That’s what I wish for myself, and for you. These unusual times have forced many of us into dormancy, but like the apple tree that sleeps and renews itself for the coming season we too have the potential to step into a revitalized and fruitful way of being.

And so, wherever you are, and whatever your struggles right now, I wish you strength, I wish you joy, and I wish you resilience. This too shall pass.

Oh yes, and I wish you some Sunday serenity.

Thanks for visiting,

Dorothy

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Sunday Serenity: Puddle Ducks

In a chaotic world there is joy to be found in the small things.

Watching a family of ducks enjoying an afternoon swim is a delight to the eye and the heart.

Their puddle; my momentary paradise.

Thanks for visiting …

Dorothy

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Viva Italia!

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I have so many fond memories of my travels to Italy. This beautiful country has inspired my growth as a human being and my creativity as a photographer. For that I will always be grateful.

Here are just a few images as a loving tribute to this richly cultured country as it negotiates this unprecedented moment in its history.

Viva Italia!

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Be safe, everyone. Stay home if you can. Together we can prevail.

Thanks for visiting …

Dorothy

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Aimwell CreativeWorks

Promenade

Promenade 1200 WM

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My eyes always brighten at the sight of a beautiful swan. It is grace, beauty and dignity rolled into a feathery white package that says look, but don’t touch.

We could all learn a thing or two about setting healthy and appropriate boundaries from our friend the swan.

Thanks for visiting …

Dorothy

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Aimwell CreativeWorks

A Good Traveler

The Man in San Gimigiano

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 “A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.”

Lao Tzu

Thanks for visiting

Dorothy

Image: A moment in San Gimignano

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