Saturday, February 12, 2011

...fresh air flows in...

today outside
today inside 
image reflected from an old mirror
every time you reject
a weak or negative thought
because it's unworthy of you,
you create space for something better.
this process operates like breathing-
fresh air flows in
automatically to replace the stale
air you breathe out.
there can be no life
where there's no breath:
apply this logic to your inner life too,
and feel yourself thoroughly refreshed.
~1,001 ways to live in the moment

i was up in time
to catch
some sun.
it is not looking
like we will
have much today.
today's list:
more basketball.
homemade pizza.
but before all of that...
objects + light = shadows
join us.
what is your weekend looking like?
just BE.


Ralph said...

The top view looks less like snow, but more like white sands on a beach at low tide. Inviting and summer like. The indoor shadows do feel a bit warmer. The simple or more complex shadows in either venue are comforting and lovely. Yes, FAFSA needs to be done in our abode too!

Catherine said...

so many lovely snow shots still to be taken...

Sweet Repose-Junk Revival said...

Yes, can't you feel the Spring ever so close now, even as temps are only slightly higher, guess we'll be getting 40's next week...YAYYYYY!!!

Had to chuckle about the snow coming off your roof, mine did the same overnight, then the next day as I was grooming dogs, I blew a fuse, so I went OUTSIDE to my basement doors, you know, the ol'timey ones that lift up so you can walk down the guessed it, all the snow had fallen on the door and frozen tight...had to get a pic-axe to get them opened...ahhhh winter, how thou doth tease...!

You can identify...ha!

Hey Tilda, can we retire the woollies yet??? I wish!!!

Have a great weekend girls!


BLOGitse said...

Wisdom and beautiful pictures - a perfect post!

Sylvia K said...

Lovely shadow shots as always, Robin, and as always, I love your words for the day and they are just the reminder I needed for today. You have a long "to do" list so I'm sure your weekend will be a busy one! Hope you have some sun!!


Miss Becky said...

the contrast is so beautiful. I love the color and light of your inside! and the quote too. from the looks of your list, you've a really really fun day on tap. have a great weekend Robin!
and happy SSS!

Alissa Nicolau said...

Ooooo I love the sparkly crystals outside and the red berries inside. Nice. said...

Hope you get through your to-do list - especially the homemade pizza! Super shadow shots, and I love the quote.

MyMaracas said...

Beautiful. I love the misty memory quality of the light in that second one. Great quote, too.

joanne said...

so beautiful...

your list... wow... fafsa and taxes in one day might also call for a glass of wine with that pizza...

sending you some 80 deg. sunshine today :)


Tom Hilton said...

That snow shot is great--really nice.

EG Wow said...

I see you have lots of snow too and just enough sun to create shadows. :)

Greyscale Territory said...

Always enjoy the soft spirit in your shadow photos! And both these photos are stunning! Beautiful, gentle tones!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Such subtle, delicate shadows on the snow!


A seeker of shadows one day
Asked shadows to come out and play:
“O shadows, my dears,
Despite all my fears,
I hope you will not run away.”

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Shadowy Humility

LauraX said...

I really love the mirror image was a quiet day here...everyone home snug.

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Love that first shot...represents the month of February so far!! This weekend...all day swim meet today...tomorrow we'll get to kick our feet up :) sooooo looking forward to it!

Hey Harriet said...

I was thinkig the same as Ralph about your first photo. It reminds me of the beach! Although your 'sand' may not be as hot as regular sand! I like your list. All except the taxes part. I hope you enjoy your pizza! Have a lovely week Robin :)

Beverley Baird said...

Love the sparkle on the snow! Great shot! Very interesting second shot as well!
have a wonderful weekend!

Cassie said...

Neat ShadowShots. I do especially like the quote though...I find some of those weak/negative thoughts trying to squeeze out my joy at times. It's been a really rough week for me, so I need to do some breathing therapy! Thanks for that. On the up side, my sweetie has surprised me with taking Monday off work and an overnight trip to Prescott with the pooches for V-Day. More fresh air!!

deb did it said...

oh that reflected shot is gougeous