Being Still With Nature

I’m behind in the Be Still – Fifty Two class but I’m not stressing about it. Stressing would defeat the purpose of a class that’s all about taking time for quiet, being still, breathing, and finding a place of peace in which to create; so I’m muddling along and trusting that I’ll catch up when I catch up.

I’m working on an assignment this week that’s all about finding inspiration in nature. This afternoon I picked a few wild flowers and other assorted weeds and played with them a bit. I’ve seen some amazing photographs done with simple wild flowers and I haven’t achieved what I want to just yet. Still, I like the fact that I’ve found beauty and inspiration in, what most would consider, weeds by the side of the road and I’m looking forward to playing around more with this concept. These are the same blue hued flowers I photographed a couple of weeks ago. I love seeing the field below our home turn blue when they begin blooming in early spring; they’re almost finished now.
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Then I grabbed my camera and enjoyed the nature in my very own yard. So much inspiration to be found in the plants I’ve been tending and enjoying right here at home! Here’s the one I like best from this afternoon taken of a sprig of coral bells (heuchera). This is a plant that I wouldn’t have given a second glance to a few years ago but now is one of my favourites.

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I’m hoping for a photography day tomorrow so perhaps I’ll be back with a few more images to share.


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things and the thin places where faith intersects.

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