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Monday, 14 January 2013

Mondays Offerings...all that is new

We went down early
me and my puppy prince
before the sun rose

waiting for its warmth
to cover the frozen earth
waiting for it to expel 
what was left of the night
and welcome in 
the new day
we could see its presence rising
waiting for the exact moment it would
 show itself over the line
of the horizon

the earth
hung in anticipation of it's awakening
and the blanket of fog
slowly rose
as movement began
throughout the trees

 and then He appeared
the golden flame of light
a perfect circumference
inching into the full sky
bringing in 
another new day
filled with possibilities
filled with choices
filled with life

and I took it all in
basking in the warm light
as it caress my frozen cheeks
Grateful for a new day
new chances
new experiences
new possibilities...

these days
my life has been filled
with many things new
a readjusting of space and time
a new rhythm
a new beat
I have not been visiting 
as I usually do
this will take some time
to find my place
within this new song

I am doing some traveling
in the next few weeks
a couple adventures
lie in wait
a trip to Phoenix with a girlfriend
to do a half marathon
and then a family excursion 
to Florida
(minus one member who will stay home to hold down the fort)
but I will schedule some posts
for a story I have to tell...

these are new
and yet familiar times
I am blessed by this new day
and all the beauty
the light
the dark
that it holds

For a New Beginning

a Blessing to Bless the Space between Us
by John O'Donohue

In out-of-the-way places of the heart,
Where your thoughts never think to wander,
This beginning has been quitly forming
Waiting untill you were ready to emerge.

For a long time it has watched your desire,
Feeling the emptiness growing inside you,
Noticing how you willed yourself on,
Still unable to leave what you had our grown.

It watched you play with the seduction of sagety
And the gray promises that sameness whispered
Heard the waves of trumoil rise and relent
Wondered woudl you always live like this.

Then the deligh, when your courage kindled
And out you stepped onto new ground,
Your eyes young again with energy and dream,
A path of plentitude opening before you.

Though your destination is not yet clear
You can trust the promise of this opening;
Unfurl yourself into the grace of beginning
That is at one with your life's desire.

Awaken your spirit to adventure;
Hold nothing back, learn to find ease in risk;
Soon you will be home in a new rhythm,
For your soul senses the wrold that awaits you.

What is new for you my lovelies?

Love and Light


  1. "Though your destination is not yet clear
    You can trust the promise of this opening;
    Unfurl yourself into the grace of beginning
    That is at one with your life's desire."

    now I understand why I am wide awake at 4:16am.

  2. stunning pictures!! so much beauty here my friend! xoxo

  3. Beautiful pictures! I love the bits of snow and frost and those mountains!! I cannot wait to hear your story :). xo

  4. Really beautiful photographs ! I love nature photography. Your face glowing in the sunlight is looking so amazing and natural ! I often look outside my window to catch the glimpse of sun's ray which is very rare here in foggy winter mornings..
    It seems that you are embarking on an exciting journey ! Best of luck,dear friend for the marathon and everything else !
    Have been reading a lot these days, if I can call that something "new" that I am doing often, apart from blogging and taking pictures.
    take care,

  5. I lovve John O Donnohue. Anam Cara and Beauty the Invisible Embrace have stunning concepts. Lovely words from you too. Sounds like exciting adventures are heading your way and I can not wait to hear of them!

  6. Have a lovely time both with family and friend.
    Hugs xxx

  7. Love the frosty foggy morning, you patiently waiting on that road for the gold to greet you. Another new beginning, another day to say thanks. You are one thankful and grateful lover of life, you are.
    I know you're leaving for FL soon. I'm sending you something to wear while you beach comb. Hope it gets there before you take off. Blissfull Monday Cat!!!

  8. Absolutely stunning post Cat. Loved reading every word and seeing these stunning pics xx

  9. I almost feel as thought I'm there with you on that walk, taking in the sun's warmth and drinking in the possibilities. Your photos tell such an exquisite story and your words, the soundtrack. Beautiful post, Cat.

  10. I felt like I was with you too, walking on the path, watching for the sun...beautiful!

  11. what stunning frost and sunrise photos Cat! Enjoy your time away, rest well and enjoy. xx


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