Room to Breathe

It’s the second week of the Be Still – Fifty Two class I’m taking with Kim Klassen. I am loving this class and the gentle and quiet images from Kim and all of the students I have the honour of seeing every day.

This week we were photographing something simple and leaving room in the frame…for nothing. This has been a challenge for me. I’ve struggled to find a place of personal quiet and calm and I have snapped many photographs of all manner of things around the house that haven’t quite captured the essence of what I was looking for.

I found that elusive sense of stillness and peace when we were out for a walk on this beautiful sunny Sunday afternoon. And this. A single leaf in laying in the sparkling snow–a reminder of the autumn that was; a clear view of the winter that is; and, in my eyes, the promise of spring to come.


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.
  1. This is simplicity itself …memory of Autumn , reminder of Winter and hope for Spring.
    I love it Linda

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind words, Cherry.

  2. You got it!

    1. Thank you, Joan!

  3. i capture many leaves in my photography as well. this is beautiful, simple. i, too, breathe for spring.

  4. I love the simplicity of this.

  5. When ever I see a single leaf in the snow it oddly never appears lonely. It just seems at rest. I suppose what I didn’t realize before is all that white space was creating a sense of calm. Enjoying our lessons.

    1. I like that idea–that the leaf is at rest. Yes, our class is great isn’t it?!

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