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Unspoken Connection

“settle down, it’ll all be clear don’t pay no mind to the demons they fill you with fear” *** Life lessons are hard. I was 19. Too young and far too sensitive to know. My car had just been vandalized, and I had made the hour and half drive from college to home. I sat […]

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Becky - April 25, 2013 - 11:49 am

Tears. You have no idea how much I needed this. Thank you Patty. Simply beautiful. You have such a gift.

Kim - April 25, 2013 - 11:50 am

Love this, Patty.

Tamar Strauss-Benjamin - April 25, 2013 - 12:14 pm

This is so beautiful! That is one of my favorite songs these days.

Sarah C. - April 25, 2013 - 12:48 pm

Love it!

Heather D Livesay - April 25, 2013 - 12:50 pm

Love this one Patty! It is in all of us to feel alone, even when we are surrounded by family and friends. There are days you just know that no one can possibly understand your pain or frustration. I find myself in this position quite often. I am though learning to really “go with the flow”. Takes some of longer than others ya know. Anyway when we go for that cup of coffee finally I will bring my little 65 with me and though she is not candy apple we will go cruise. Much love to you!

Carolyn Z. - April 25, 2013 - 1:30 pm

That was definitely a Word in due season. Thanks Patty. I am so sorry about your car. I had no idea it happened at the time. Lots of love!

Suzanne - April 25, 2013 - 1:48 pm

One of my favorite
songs, which I sing
with gusto. I can
so feel the pain of
that disgusting act
of vandalism, all these
years later. As always,
love your thoughts
and photos, Patty.

xo Suzanne

Tracey of HaikyYouDo - April 25, 2013 - 1:49 pm

Wow. This is all so true and it resonated with me. Now every time I hear that song I will think of you and your story. Candy Apple Red. <3

Kim Cunningham - April 25, 2013 - 2:37 pm

Beautiful post in both word and image. I can’t imagine your poor car and that destruction! But, I know this goes beyond the material, and into the soul. I know what you mean. Sometimes I feel so much more vulnerable in mid life than ever before.

Molly - April 25, 2013 - 2:43 pm

Beautiful post…. I love the train track image.


Tiaras & Tantrums - April 25, 2013 - 3:27 pm

you always touch me with your words

Susan - April 25, 2013 - 3:38 pm

Love that song, and could feel your sadness and pain at the vandalism caused on something you worked so hard for.

Yesterday I saw a poor woman discover her car on JACKS in a parking lot because someone decided they needed the wheels and rims more than she did. She looked so forlorn, standing in her scrubs, the contents of her car gone. Even though she was surrounded by her friends and co-workers, she too looked all alone.

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Donna - April 25, 2013 - 5:02 pm

Beautiful as always Patty! I have now had my cry for the day. Thanks for being you. Love you!

Stephanie - April 25, 2013 - 6:19 pm

You ARE a multimedia artist, Patty! Story telling, a song, oh! And there’s poetry in your pictures! Well done

Lish - April 26, 2013 - 9:28 pm

Wow. Lovely post & beautiful words. Thank you for sharing and for making me remember that I truly have beautiful things in my life to appreciate! Thanks for linking up to Loves on a Thursday!

jeanne stone - April 28, 2013 - 2:51 am

Love your photos and the story that you tell here! Beautiful and so perfect photography to go with it!

emily wierenga - April 29, 2013 - 2:42 am

oh friend, i love how you told the story about your beautiful car. and how alone you made us all feel before we heard those sweet words sung: there is someone who will always be there for us. someone who will never leave nor forsake us. bless you.

1440 {34} :: winter frost

Finally. Winter arrived here in the south.¬† {For a few days, anyway. Expecting sunny and in the 60’s again this weekend.} It was enough to squeeze in a snow day from school and date night of skiing & boarding with my husband. How’s it where you are? * So glad you are here! Favorite Photo […]

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Dina@4LettreWords - March 8, 2013 - 12:03 pm

Amazing detail, Patty! Love these.

Amy Avery - March 8, 2013 - 12:28 pm

These shots are beautiful Patty! I especially love the first shot and the horse shot. I hope that you enjoy the warmer weather this weekend!

Kerri - March 8, 2013 - 12:47 pm

Awesome frosty pics!

Laurie@PrideinPhotos - March 8, 2013 - 1:09 pm

The beautiful softness draws us all in…Happy Friday to YOU>

Tracey of Haiku.You.Do - March 8, 2013 - 1:30 pm

Darn it! So jealous! We were supposed to get lots and lots of snow…NOTHING. Just icky gross slush. :/ These are gorgeous! At least I got to enjoy it through you!

Tamar Strauss-Benjamin - March 8, 2013 - 1:32 pm

Wow, Patty, beyond gorgeous!

Susan - March 8, 2013 - 1:56 pm

Wow…these pictures are amazing!! You are so talented.

BiTi - March 8, 2013 - 3:20 pm

So so beautiful, thanks for sharing Patty.

Our first linky party is on too, we hope you can join us at:


Have a great weekend!

Molly - March 8, 2013 - 4:21 pm

The image of the horses in the white frosted land is stunning. You can almost feel that cold tightness in your breath as you look at this image


Suzanne - March 8, 2013 - 4:44 pm

It IS pretty, isn’t it?
I love a change of
season and actually
crave it, even the
long winters we
have here in MN.

How is it here?
Blindingly sunny
against the fresh
snow we received
earlier in the week…..
But rain is coming
tomorrow, so much
will be washed away.

I am almost ready
for spring.

Almost : )

Happy Weekend!

xo Suzanne

Kim Stevens - March 8, 2013 - 6:20 pm

Oh my these are breathtaking, especially since we rarely ever get any frost…I wanted some so bad this winter and it never came. That last shot is just so gorgeous!!

It’s been around 70 here and I’ve been busy following bees…. ūüėČ

Southern Gal - March 8, 2013 - 10:26 pm

Robins in the yard tell us spring is near, but it sure has been chilly! Love the frost pictures. Just gorgeous as always.

Lisa@Advent's Adventures - March 8, 2013 - 11:16 pm

THOSE! are AMAZING SHOTS! Good for you for getting out there in the cold :) I live in the South too and I’m just too chicken to go out in the morning. I will say it was worth it. You have inspired me. I’m playing along. Great blog you have here. I’m a new follower.

Sharon - March 9, 2013 - 3:27 am

Magnificent frost photos! These are exquisite. Thank you for hosting this link party, too! I appreciate your invitation.

Tiaras & Tantrums - March 9, 2013 - 5:37 am

you really take some of the most amazing macro shots!

Peg - March 9, 2013 - 9:56 am

All the photos are beautiful, but that top one is a stunner! I would hang that on my wall. :)

Thanks for hosting!

Sarah C. - March 10, 2013 - 8:22 pm

These photos are absolutely amazing! I love them all!

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winter sunsets

Winter sunsets here are beautiful. * Winter is my favorite. It seems the most real. Bare, raw, exposed, nature at her most severe. And still, there is beauty. {There is always beauty in the real.} Beauty standing tall and stark and upright. Uncompromising. Unhidden. Asymmetrical and imperfect. Authentic. Broken. And still, there is beauty. Beauty […]

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Southern Gal - March 5, 2013 - 12:27 pm

Gorgeous sunset.

Pat - March 5, 2013 - 12:55 pm


Tamar Strauss-Benjamin - March 5, 2013 - 12:58 pm

I feel the same way!! Gorgeous shot, Patty!

Tracey of HaikyYouDo - March 5, 2013 - 6:13 pm

I hear ya. I really do. But I have to say I love fall and spring. I don’t like too many extremes :) Gorgeous sunset!

Kathy - March 5, 2013 - 7:18 pm

How could this not bring a smile to anyone’s face!

Paul O'Rourke - March 6, 2013 - 12:42 am

Beautiful shot. Lovely sunset well captured.


emily wierenga - March 6, 2013 - 4:03 am

ahh… i love this: “there is always beauty in the real.” amen, sister.

Sharon - March 6, 2013 - 3:42 pm

What a lovely sunset photo!I love the poem, too. While winter is not my favorite season, its contrast to spring makes me appreciate the newness of nature. Thank you for your invitation to the 1440 linkup. Sounds great!

Suzanne - March 7, 2013 - 2:10 pm

Patty, I’ve had the same
thoughts…..even wrote a
post a few years ago that
I titled “Good Bones,” based
on the maple tree in our
front yard : ) I compared
“her” bones to those of us
who are aging…..and the
beauty that can be found
in the full-flush of leaves
as well as the bare branches.
I know YOU get it.

Lovely pictures to go with
your lovely words.

Have a beautiful day!

xo Suzanne

Dina@4LettreWords - March 8, 2013 - 11:45 am

So beautifully put…and captured!

1440 {32} :: Dreaming of Spring

With all this rain and cold we’ve been having, I’ve been craving some sunshine and spring. {Or sweet memories of the tropics, at least!} Thought you might be, too. Would you believe I still have a few days’ worth of pictures from Costa Rica to share? It’s true, I do. These were taken at the […]

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Tiaras & Tantrums - February 22, 2013 - 5:36 am

oh with 6 inches of snow expected tonight – I can ONLY dream of spring!!

Tamar Strauss-Benjamin - February 22, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Oh, I hear you! We have more snow on the way this weekend and as much as I love snow and winter, I am ready to not need 35 layers to go outside!

Kim Stevens - February 22, 2013 - 2:52 pm

Our temps are spring like, but sheesh, I really need some sunshine – it’s been rainy and gloomy. And yeah for more Costa Rica pictures! Thanks so much for hosting!

MG Atwood - February 22, 2013 - 6:11 pm

Such lovely shots.

Tracey of Haiku.You.Do - February 22, 2013 - 8:59 pm

Oh my. I can’t wait for spring to arrive and bring along with it some color, warmth, and flowers! So sick of the boring winter.

Kim Cunningham - February 22, 2013 - 9:22 pm

Lovely flora! The first image looks like a flower we had in Thailand. It was called a needle plant. They were often given to teachers because they were “sharp” intellectually! :)

Serendipity is Sweet - February 23, 2013 - 2:39 am

These are gorgeous! I can feel the warmth!!

Suzanne - February 23, 2013 - 3:23 pm

Mmmm, yes.
Needed that!
Could almost
feel the sunshine
on my shoulders
and smell the

Happy Saturday!

xo Suzanne

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1440 {31} :: Golden Morning and Grace Once Again

Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it. ~Mark Twain * I think we all recognize in Christianity how tightly woven forgiveness is in Grace. {It is Grace.} It’s a little more difficult to wrap ourselves around when we think of forgiveness in human terms. ¬†I mean¬†true¬†forgiveness… Forgiveness given […]

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Dina@4LettreWords - February 15, 2013 - 12:27 pm

Wow, Patty, these are so beautiful. Have a wonderful weekend!

Molly - February 15, 2013 - 1:52 pm

Beautiful images and I love the quotes… forgiveness is a very powerful emotion I think, it allows us to let go of the bad.


Zena (healingmoments) - February 15, 2013 - 2:32 pm

Wonderful post, so very true… forgiveness is the hardest part of love but maybe the most important. Gorgeous photos and great quotes, too

Kim Stevens - February 15, 2013 - 4:35 pm

Oh wow, oh wow…you had a morning like I had a couple of weeks ago, but I just love how it’s lifting off the ground…so very beautiful, your images and your thoughts. Really great thoughts and that quote is going in my quote folder for sure. Beautiful post Patty, and thank you for hosting!! Have a great weekend!

MG Atwood - February 15, 2013 - 5:08 pm

Gorgeous images. So so pretty!

Tiaras & Tantrums - February 15, 2013 - 7:02 pm

these photos are so amazing!

Jaymi - February 15, 2013 - 8:54 pm

those shots are stunning!!!! love your blog :)

i am pam - February 16, 2013 - 6:09 pm

stunning photos. the right amount of light to create interest.

Ross - February 18, 2013 - 5:10 am

These shots are absolutely stunning! When I look at these pictures I stand in awe! Looking forward to seeing more great shots like these ones.

Cherry Mae Antigua - February 19, 2013 - 2:12 am

Beautiful! I was mesmerized. Hello from Notes & Kisses. Found u via FPJ.

BiTi - February 20, 2013 - 12:33 am

So beautiful, I love the reflections too. Thank you for sharing and hosting the party.

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