Sunday, January 30, 2011

Dawn Of A New Day

While looking through my pictures trying to decide the topic for my second post, it struck me that the subject of trees was more perfectly fitting than I had imagined.  This blog has so many possibilities and like a tree, can branch out as far and wide as I dare to go.  It's really just a matter of choosing the direction to go next, but as easy as that sounds, that's the very thing that stumped me; until I came upon this picture.

Does it speak to you?  If so, what does it say?  How does it make you feel?
 I'm not a morning person by any stretch of the word but there's something special about the quiet stillness of dawn; something I witness far too little of. This particular morning though, it was late September and we were driving through Alabama for the first time, which is the only reason I was even awake.  Let me tell ya, it was worth it.  Every time I see this picture I go back to that day and it reminds me there's so much more going on then what we at first observe.  The dawn is full of life, there's a peaceful excitement in the air, transition as the sun warms up the day and creates this beautiful mist I call the in-between.  It reminds me to just breathe and appreciate each moment or thought for what it is.  I won't always be were I want to be but I can choose to enjoy getting there.    

Friday, January 28, 2011

Wonder of a Tree

At first glance you may think, "so what, it's just a tree", but what I see is a world of possibilities.  How many squirrels or birds have made their home there?  How many tree houses or forts have been  built by adventurous little ones or their parents?  Has that tree ever provided a place of shaded rest to the weary or peaceful solitude to the reader?  How many swings have swung from that tree?  How many climbers have made it to the top to see the glorious expanse from on high?  So you see, a tree is never "just a tree."