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{my very first picture in slc} i walked out of the hotel and prepared to cross the street to the convention center. i looked left, and saw that beautiful sun and the blue, blue sky and of course, the furry plants that lit up in morning light. i intuitively pulled my camera to my eye, […]

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1440 {106} :: September Sun

in salt lake city,  at the top of a hill, across from the capital building, during the golden hour on a thursday night, i happened upon a single sunflower growing randomly in overgrown roadside grasses. golden goodness bathed in light. and i surrendered to love. * for mother’s day this year, my family gave me […]

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Dina - September 12, 2014 - 10:13 am

Gorgeous…and so true!

Kathy - September 12, 2014 - 2:17 pm

I can literally FEEL the golden warmth in this photo.

Buckeroomama - September 12, 2014 - 2:28 pm

Golden goodness indeed! Such a gorgeous capture.

Lisa @ FSL - September 12, 2014 - 4:24 pm

Click-Away, oh I am so jealous. What an absolutely fabulous Mother’s Day gift. Beautiful photo!!

Lenore - September 12, 2014 - 8:04 pm

Absolutely lovely lighting!

Sarah - September 12, 2014 - 10:16 pm

What a great present. Have a great time!

Tamar - September 13, 2014 - 12:23 am

I love that quote and all the sunflowers I have seen on blogs lately!

Carola Bartz - September 13, 2014 - 4:04 am

This pictures shows all the beauty of the late summer. Gorgeous!

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1440 {105} :: change

i woke this morning with a newness in my heart.  i know fall is about the shedding of old and the retreat of nature, to hibernate and finish before beginning anew again. but still, the coolness of the breeze that sweeps away the stifling heat and oppressive humidity is refreshing, renewing… spirit-lifting. how i love […]

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Buckeroomama - August 29, 2014 - 12:38 pm

Fall is my favorite season, too –not that we get proper fall colors where we live, but I love autumn for its crispness, its gentle grace.

Beautiful images!

Barbara Hurst - August 29, 2014 - 12:57 pm

Oh I love fog and the change of season is a beautiful reminder of that, such a gorgeous image.

Stephanie - August 29, 2014 - 1:32 pm

We’ll be on the lake…saying an official goodbye to summer life, although we have already done so unofficially since school’s been back in. Yes…opportunities for new starts…love those. Change can be good.

Kathy - August 29, 2014 - 2:02 pm

That first image with the layer of fog is breathtaking! I’m ready for Fall too…bring it on :)

Leesha - August 29, 2014 - 3:03 pm

I love fall but it also means winter is coming :( booooo! I wouldn’t mind if winter was a month or to then spring, but not the case here. Oh well. :)

Liz - August 29, 2014 - 3:04 pm

That first image is stunning! I love the changing of seasons too. Spring is almost upon us down in Aus.

Sarah - August 29, 2014 - 10:21 pm

Yes bring on fall in all its colorful glory.

Dotti - August 29, 2014 - 10:30 pm

Beautiful late summer/early fall photos! I think what I love most about this time of year is the way the light changes, the softer angles, the gentler light. Have a good weekend!

Lenore - August 29, 2014 - 11:48 pm

Awesome images…LOVE the top one! I always look forward to the changing seasons too. Happy Friday!

Kristy, Life-n-Reflection - August 30, 2014 - 12:14 pm

We’re heading up to Chicago for the weekend to enjoy the beach and sunshine. I’m always ready for Fall after labor day. I’ll be cleaning out all of my closets when I get back. I like to purge; giveaway things we haven’t used, toss out things we have over used, and figure out what need for the next season. I guess I’m kind of like Nature. ;)

Diane - August 31, 2014 - 8:48 am

I’m not ready for fall, not that it matters. It seems summer just got here and now it is slipping away. Everyone goes “up North” over this 3 day weekend so the traffic is horrid. so we are staying home, watching the opening weekend of college football, going to the movies, and I have to start doing lesson plans (urggg.

Patricia Root - September 11, 2014 - 12:58 pm

I love this website. It is spiritual, inspiring, and peaceful all at the same time. When I am sad, stressed out, I come here and always feel better.

Redefining

it’s been the strangest of summers. it feels like it’s rained every single day, even when the sun shines. humidity hangs heavy in the air and i feel like i’m suffocating, even as i draw a breath in deeply to stretch muscles of my chest that clench down and crush my lungs. i just can’t […]

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Stephanie - August 25, 2014 - 6:20 pm

Love the second shot! Have missed you.

Southern Gal - August 25, 2014 - 10:38 pm

Putting down things and picking up other things sounds like a wonderful way to redefine and prove that 50 isn’t old. It’s not. I’m 51 now, but the year of 50 was so hard physically for different reasons. I know of that sleep deprivation, of the running mind, of watching the clock while willing myself to GO BACK TO SLEEP. Your focus on others inspires me, Patty. I hope the rest of this year is more than you ever imagined it would be.

I saw that video last week and almost wept. He made a difference whether he realized it or not.

Dawn - August 26, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Your words and images are just lovely, Patty! This is my first visit, and I look forward to stopping by often. It’s such an exciting time of life! Wishing you all the best! ♡

Donna - August 27, 2014 - 12:53 pm

Patty, I am 54 and I can relate to this transition in your life. Like you, my life is blessed by an underlying optimism and ability to find joy and creativity even in the midst of struggles. Your pictures show my your journey. Please continue to be kind to yourself. I have a wise friend who often encourages me with the simple advice that it is okay to just “be.” I’m so goal-oriented and driven, I always feel like I need to headed somewhere, sometimes forgetting that I am right where I need to be. I’ll look forward to more of your beautiful posts – as time and spirit lead.

Buckeroomama - August 29, 2014 - 6:03 am

I’m loving all the images here, but most especially the third one from the top –great capture!

Karen - September 4, 2014 - 8:53 pm

A beautiful post and soul inspiring photography. Wishing you many beautiful and happy days.

1440 {105} :: change » Finding Serendipity - August 29, 2014 - 12:53 pm

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1440 {104} :: Restoration

it starts with a small drop. and then another. and another, and pretty soon it’s raining, even pouring. raindrops splashing on hard surfaces, and slipping like an olympic high-diver into bodies of water, cleansing, purifying, washing away pollen and pollutants. and dirt. like hope, piercing the darkness, one tiny light at a time… first something. […]

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Lenore - August 22, 2014 - 1:51 pm

ALL Beautiful! Love the top one though. Have a lovely day!

artmusedog and carol - August 22, 2014 - 2:06 pm

Very creative and professional photography of nature ~ love the captions too

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Cheryl M - August 22, 2014 - 2:22 pm

Great images and wonderful writing!! It touched my soul today.
Have a Great Weekend!!

Sheila - August 22, 2014 - 3:17 pm

So beautiful!

Lisa @ FSL - August 22, 2014 - 3:30 pm

WOW! This was fantastic. I love your photography. Beauty was captured here for sure.

Mitzi Rice - August 22, 2014 - 4:06 pm

These are such beautiful images. There’s nothing quite like images taken after the rains. Beautiful story line as well!

Kathy - August 22, 2014 - 4:28 pm

Love the whole composition of your fence shot!

Dotti - August 22, 2014 - 5:44 pm

Lovely rainy day photos! I tend not to shoot in the rain but you’ve inspired me to be less hesitant. These are so lovely.

Diane Baker-Williams - August 22, 2014 - 9:23 pm

Rain drops after a rain are always so fun and beautiful to photograph. Love the image of the drops along the fence.

Liz - August 23, 2014 - 2:28 pm

Beautiful images! I love the top one particularly.

Donna - August 25, 2014 - 9:41 am

Such a perfect photo essay. Your words and images create the perfect sentiment for my week. As I head out the door, early this morning, for my workout with my fitness friends, I will keep in mind the restorative nature of this life. Everyday is a chance for a do-over, a fresh start, and chance to begin again. I’d welcome refreshing rain. Every image of this post is thoughtful and compelling and engaging. So happy I found your blog.

Kristy, Life-n-Reflection - August 26, 2014 - 12:04 pm

Beautiful captures of the rain. Did you use a water cage for your camera?

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