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Another frosty dawn



































Another frosty dawn and I realise that winter has worked some magic on me. No longer feared and dreaded, the colder season has opened my heart to it's cleansing rituals here in these small meadows.

This morning I woke early and headed out with the camera, locking myself out of the house in the process. (I arrived in my neighbour's kitchen a freezing scarecrow in need of coffee an hour later). In the interim, the sparkly winter world absorbed my time and the dawn light blurred my caution. The previous spookiness I felt in these lonely morning landscapes has turned to confidence and pure pleasure, a woman out walking alone in the freedom and bliss of nature.

The creative path is one to be shared. Everything in my being would tend towards snuggling up in the burrow and carrying on alone. However, blogging and sharing with all of you has broken the spell and ended the isolation. While I am sometimes overwhelmed by your support, I know I have to continue to focus on making the images and producing the posts. I could chat for Ireland, but there are not enough hours in the day for that!

Last week I wrote about the courage to be happy. Today I am happy to say that I have at last found the courage to be creative.



PS Thank you all so much for you kindness and thoughts over the last few weeks. My much loved Dad passed away after a long illness and it was a sad time, so much so that I didn't even find a way to say it here until now.

PPS I am getting around to accepting the Versatile Blogger Awards from each of the following as soon as I can,  thanks to Bridget at arignagardener.wordpress.com secondly Michelle at sagebutterfly.blogspot.com and the lovely Helene at graphicality-uk.blogspot.com Watch this space!




21 comments:

  1. That first photo made me feel as if I was waking up on your side of the world. Breathtaking!

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  2. I'm sad for you but glad that you managed to get out and be creative. And the photographs were well worth the effort. Very evocative of the season....

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  3. How terrible it must be to loose some one you love and how fantastic you went outside to take photo's of the treasures nature is bring in. The icecristal's lookes like little diamonds. Wish you all the best to give your feelings a place.
    Warm wishes
    Marijke

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  4. Beautiful shots!!!
    ♥Crissi♥

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  5. Sorry to hear about your Dad. Your photos are stunning!
    June

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  6. Your heartfelt story has brought a few sad tears, and I'm glad your finding solice after your loss, it can be quite a struggle comming to terms and finding peace. I lost my dad very suddenly 2 years ago, nothing prepared me for how I felt or how to cope. I now have his camera and am loving using it, out and about in nature too. Your pictures are art, beautiful. A little bit of soulfood and healing goes a long way.

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  7. I'm sorry to hear of your loss. It always amazes me the power nature has to lift people even if it is only a little and to help heal the spirit and soul. When my grand-dad passed away last year my newly acquired allotment helped me enormously. Your photos are beautiful and inspirational.

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  8. I lost my dad 14 yrs ago after a 15 yr illness...it left a hole in my heart that is finally healing a bit...while nothing will ever take the pain away I have found remembering him in my garden and finding peace there have helped...your lovely posts and beautiful images are indeed showing your beautiful creative self...

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  9. Your photos make me wish for some frost of my own! I am so sorry about your father. May you cherish the good times you had with him, and may the painful memories fade. It has been almost exactly four years since my own dad passed away, soon followed by my mother, then less than a year later by my brother. Two cousins and an aunt have passed in the years since. These terrible wrenchings have focused my soul on those most important things in life, and I am trying to appreciate each day as it is granted to me.

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  10. I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. ;( Love the photos. ♥

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  11. My sincere sympathies on the loss of your Dad. Keep going out with the camera... the photos are beautiful!

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  12. I never feel like I can adequately express how I feel after reading each new blog post here - they touch me deeply. Where you live and how you express your experience of it is profoundly beautiful and something I strive to achieve in my own work.

    My deepest sympathy to you with the loss of your father.

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  13. I'm sorry to hear about your Dad passing away. I do hope your creative endeavors bring you some peace and tranquility as you grieve. Thank you for sharing your experiences through your photos; they are truly beautiful.

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  14. Your photos are so serene and peaceful, and they accompany so well your words. The ‘creative path’ is certainly one to be shared; it makes it so much more meaningful than sitting at home on your own. In my own experience, creativity can build bridges, heal wounds, make your pain feel less painful and keep you sane. Definitely something to recommend! Good to hear you have found your courage, sometimes we misplace things like that and don’t really know where to look to find it again. Keep blogging :-)

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  15. I know how hard it is to put it into words. Your courage to do so is admirable. Although I know it must be very difficult to open up and share this experience, it is very inspiring to see your process. Your words and photos reflect the hope and the struggle of your path.

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  16. Am so very sorry to hear that your Dad has died. The dawn before mourning and robin seems to have melted everything around in a cheery glow.

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  17. Beautiful photos and beautiful scenery. Thank you for sharing with us.

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  18. How lovely to read such positive words from you, losing a parent is so hard to come to terms with but eventually you'll just remember all the happy times. It's 13 years now since I lost my mum and I miss her still but I always feel that she's still with me. It's 23 years since my dad died, it's hard to believe that it's so long ago.
    Frost and snow make the most ordinary things look beautiful don't they? It's snowing hard here at the moment so there should be some phot opportunities in the morning.

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  19. Jeg kom bare lige forbi.
    Smukke billeder.
    Tak for kigget.

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  20. such wonderful photography I have added you to my list thanks for sharing

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