“The appearance of things changes according to the emotions; and thus we see magic and beauty in them, while the magic and beauty are really in ourselves.” ― Khalil Gibran “The timeless in you is aware of Life’s Timelessness. And knows that yesterday is But Today’s memory. And Tomorrow is Today’s Dream.” ― Khalil Gibran, The Prophet This post is in response to the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge, Reflections. To see more entries, click here.
I took this photo of a crab in a Chinese Water village where it is the local specialty. I’m feeling kind of crabby today. This is not the place to complain. But this photo fits my mood! The kids are sick and its been rough. But I’d rather be me than this crab for dinner! ha ha…..
Photo taken on top of the highest point in Vanoise National Park, France. August 2012. Besides being home with my family, my favorite spot is this above. On top of the world, at the highest point of a mountain. There is no place on earth like it. To feel so exhilarated, so alive and so free, is the best spot you could ever be. When modern day life brings me down and the pressure of the world weighs heavily on […]
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Photo taken on Monday night driving home from Lake Street in Southwest Minneapolis. Monday night I went to an inspiring book signing at the Global Market near Lake Street. It was an amazing event which I’ll share more soon on thirdeyemom. As I drove home, the sunset seemed to reflect what an inspiring evening it was. I snapped this picture through my car window using my iPhone. It clearly represents a day in the life of a “thirdeyemom”. To read […]
Photo taken in Vanoise National Park, France. To view more photos on my six-day trek there, click here. The Weekly Photo Challenge this week is to take a chance on a picture that is overexposed and illustrates a free spirit. When I happen to be in a place that’s beauty captivates me, I shoot away taking as many pictures as possible regardless of the light. I couldn’t think of a photo out of my collection that represented free spirit and […]
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Photo taken a few days ago at Lake Harriet near my home in Southwest Minneapolis. I find it fitting to feature this photo today. As summer winds down with a blast of heat today (high of 95 F!) and school has once began again, this sunset reminds me that fall is on its way. I’ll miss my summer sunsets over the lake but look forward to the magical fall colors that September and October will surely bring.
Photo taken in La Vanoise Natioanl Park, France. August 2012. While hiking in the high Alps, I was amazed by the varieties of wildflowers growing throughout the peaks and valleys. Although it was past prime flower season, an intensely colorful tapestry of wildflowers continued to thrive. There were also tons of beautiful butterflies gracefully landing on flowers. I reminded me of the fragility of life and its utter beauty.
I took this photo last weekend while visiting a friends cabin in Northern Minnesota. Floating peacefully across the still waters of the lake, listening to the distant cry of a loon. What on earth could be more serendipitous than taking out a kayak as the sun sets across a deserted lake in the heart of summer? I could have drifted there forever, forgetting all my worries and embracing the spectacular beauty of Mother Nature. What a beautiful world we have!
Greetings from Antigua….wish you were here! Photo taken in Antigua, Guatemala March 2012. Many Spanish festivals include costumed figures known as gigantes y cabezudos, roughly, “Giants and Big-Heads”. The main feature of these figures is typically their papier macho head; bodies are covered in clothing matching the costume’s theme. (Wikipedia). I saw my first colorful, festive gigantes in Antigua standing calmly in the sun outside a church. Their gorgeous colors reflected the brilliantly, colorful time of year, Semana Santa. Gigantes are used […]