Sunday, July 22, 2012



we cannot create observers
 by saying "observe," but by giving them
 the power and the means
 for this observation and these means
 are procured through education of the senses.
 ~Maria Montessori  (Italian Physician and Educator1870-1952)
that is what.
this morning is.
every time i sit on the deck really.
breathing in.
my surroundings.
being fully aware.
of all my senses.
feeling so blessed.
that i live in this space.
that all my senses.
are able to come alive.
just by sitting.
and observing.
if i did not.
take this time.
to sit and observe.
i would have missed.
this caterpillar.
i delight in these little beings.
the first photo.
is what i initially saw.
off my right shoulder.
the second.
is gently stepping through.
the foliage.
to get a closer shot.
these are the moments.
that i cherish.
Sunday morning.
His creation.
my camera.
and me.
welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to this Sunday morning.
just BE.


EG CameraGirl said...

All these shots are beautiful, Robin. They make me think you truly notice nature's beauty.

Paula Scott said...

Ah, and I delight with you as you brings these to me! Such beauty to soak in! It fills the senses! And the caterpillar is not a monarch but the one that looks a lot like it?

forgetmenot said...

Amazing photos--each and every one. You've outdone yourself with these!!! Have a terrific week. Mickie ;)

Emily Brisse said...

Love the combination of photos here, their light and balance. Also love your Thoreau quote on the side! Glad to have found your blog, Robin. :)

deb did it said...


I have been such a lousy online friend lately. But I know that every time I return matter how long the time has been...I am welcomed with such beauty, precious moments and a taste of the beautiful life you appreciate! Thank you for remaining so true. I love you.

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

What a fantastic sereis of images, so warm and Summery..

colleen said...

I love these too, especially the cat at the water and the crook neck mullein.