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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Heartfelt Walk~~~

One day last week....(after a very trying and tiring day).....I decided to go for a walk.
Of course I took my camera...
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...and just took pictures of everything that made me smile.
It was a smile-filled walk.

This particular capture held me though.
It was almost as though this tree had a heart.
It held me in a sense of wonder.
Of awe.

That's what nature and being outdoors does for me.
It makes me feel alive again.
It gives me heart to get through the next round of another day.

~ My Heart-Full tree ~


A woodland in full color is awesome as a forest fire, in magnitude at least, but a single tree is like a dancing tongue of flame to warm the heart.
Hal Borland

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35 comments:

Bela said...

Dwan, dear, nature is blessed around there!!! YOU captured wonder itself!!! Be sure this image made me smile too!

Hope your week is awesome and full of moments like that above! Love! Bela

Allison said...

I feel the same way; there is always something new to see, and fresh. There are also none of the constraints, none of the stress of the endless things you have to do, or haven't done. It is just beauty - waiting for you to come experience it.

Lynne H. said...

Dawn,
Happy Sunday.. What a lovely sight to see on a walk.. I too love walking and nature .. Growing up with a woods-filled back yard, then living (now) in a beach town..Well ,let's say I really miss those days..
Hmm..think I'll find some woods today and take me a little stroll...

Have a most beautiful day and upcoming new wek :-)

Kelly said...

...with the sun lighting it from behind the tree really does seem to come to life. I can feel the heart in it too! I like the poem too...

Jayne said...

Lovely quote to go with a lovely capture...

Paul C said...

That is a wonderful shot: the mist, the rising dawn, the exhileration of new possibilities.

Kerri said...

Nothing better than a smile-filled nature walk!
A BEAUTIFUL capture!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Dawn, Thanks for coming to my blog. I am enjoying yours. What a fabulous picture... I love the lighting in that photo... With the sun coming through that tree, it does make the tree come to life... WOW--fabulous!!!!

Hope you come back to my blog... I will come back to yours. Where in Canada are you? I love lots of Canadian blog friends.
Hugs,
Betsy

Nancy said...

Capturing these types of images is uplifting for me as well. I'm glad you have found this outlet to express your joy of nature and to let off some "steam," in the process. Hope you are having a wonderful Sunday! :)

Sarah Knight said...

Beautiful shot!
It's always nice to be able to pause and take in nature.

texwisgirl said...

Love the quote to go with your wonderful photo of warmth and heart. :)

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Beautiful and refreshing!

Hope said...

you've captured it! Awesome shot and what a fitting quote!

i'm so glad you shared

thanks for your visits to my blog. your kind words mean a lot to me

have a wonderful sunday, Dawn!

Oliver said...

That's a beautiful photo!

I also love to walk. In my university, there's lots of trees around and that makes me love walking from one class to another. I actually have a favorite tree in school. It's huge and tall and its leaves and branches are beautiful. I don't know what kind it is, though.

Walking with nature is always a beautiful experience. =]

Cat said...

beautiful picture Dawn!
how I love to do the same....it is so good for the soul....helps me see beyond the immediate, lets me know that everything truly will be okay.
Reminds me a great things, powerful things, the energy of creation is so.....well....wordless and I find great comfort in that.
So glad to see others feel as I do.

love and light

Out on the prairie said...

Wonderful shot and expression shared.

Jordanna said...

What a great idea to get inspiration. Thanks for the suggestion on my blog :) I will definitely do this soon! :) I love the photo you took too! Amazing.

Country Mouse Studio said...

I agree with the others it's a great idea. I don't know how to get by without nature either :O)

Lynette said...

Beautifully captured my friend. It is amazing how much joy capturing beauty gives.

Canyon Girl said...

Nature does the same for me and on lazy days, so does a beautiful picture like the one you have here. Thanks for sharing, Inger

Gerreke said...

Wow, thanks for your words Dawn. What a recognition!

That picture, beautiful!!!

Have a nice week!

Paula said...

So beautiful!!!

Patrice said...

I had a few trying (!!!!) and tiring days myself last week. I could have really used your tree! That's a beautiful picture.

beth said...

that tree is wonderful...it's alive ! and i can hear its heart beating !!

heather yalin said...

Awww, I love your tree's shiny heart! This is such a good idea to do for when you're feeling down. Just go out with the camera looking for things that make you smile. All so soon, you'll find so much to smile about! :) Happy week ahead!

Bela said...

Dawn, dear, I will email you and we can decide how I am sending you the baskets, ok? Promise I email you tomorrow morning!!!
XOXOXOX!!! Bela.

Farmchick said...

I love to take a walk with my camera.

Jimmy said...

What a beautiful picture, I have said many times that the Good Lord sure paints a pretty picture and you sure captured one here.

Kristin said...

Oh my goodness! This is so beautiful - I love the sun through the branches of the tree - so etherial, xo

The Yellow Door Paperie said...

Beautiful!

darlin said...

I love the way the sun is peeking through the tree, very nice shot Dawn.

I noticed on Rick's blog that you mentioned snow...we've been getting rain in the city, cold, wet rain but it sure beats the heck out of snow!

Hope you have a fantastic week!

allie said...

Hullo kindred spirit -
Beauty hurts, doesn't it? In a good way.
Thanks for visiting :-)

Leah J. Utas said...

Beautiful capture. I especially like the little tree guardian on the branch in the foreground.

Val said...

Gorgeous.

Penny said...

Nature restores me too. And I haven't gone for a walk like that for a while. Thanks for the reminder