Just Breathe

in photography •  5 months ago 


Stop and listen to the beauty of the new day. Then breathe. Again.


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Have I told you lately, but not today
The alluded charm has beat down my doors?
Perhaps
You know not what I am talking about
Or where this comes from, if not the heart
Hiding behind the shadow of smiles, reality drifting
I’m coming apart



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I heard you whisper to my heart
So far away
The distance in the forever range
Can it be my mind playing games?
Yet
I close my eyes, and my soul smiles
Tossing out the truth for a while

Wherever you go, go with all your heart - Confucius



A flower. There must be a flower always, to color my world. This picture is dedicated to #MondayRed #ColorChallenge by @Kalemandra.

Whispered words, cannot be heard
But, only by the heart
As it should be
My love, my love



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Thank you for visiting my post 💖 Because of you, I come back to post again and again, I am encouraged by you, for the time you take to visit, comment or even upvote. For all of these reasons, I am eternally grateful. Don't ever forget what a wonderful world we live in, people. Let's hold hands around the globe and make this earth really spin. Some days, it is not as easy to see, how wonderful it really is. Kindness counts. Wherever you go, whatever you do.


I always post this poem down at the bottom of my posts. It is one that has become so near and dear to my heart. I only post the most famous part of it, but, wanted to post it in its entirety today.

they set my aunts house on fire
i cried the way women on tv do
folding at the middle
like a five pound note.
i called the boy who use to love me
tried to ‘okay’ my voice
i said hello
he said warsan, what’s wrong, what’s happened?

i’ve been praying,
and these are what my prayers look like;
dear god
i come from two countries
one is thirsty
the other is on fire
both need water.

later that night
i held an atlas in my lap
ran my fingers across the whole world
and whispered,
"where does it hurt?"
it answered,

"everywhere"
"everywhere"
"everywhere"

warsan shire



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The air is clear and rarefied,
Vibrations cutting a path.
Silence is where the truth lies.
A shuddering intake between each slow strum.
Cross the weeping guitar of this life

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Thank you! That is so very kind of you!

Beautiful!
Made me stop and breath and take it all in!
Such a lovely verse! Is it you're own creation?

Thank you so much. Yes. I usually make up my own words unless I use a well know (or not so well known) quote, but credit it.

I love playing with words. Thanks again and have a great day!

What a nice poem at the end. And your shots are great. Your posts always bring some good vibrations to me.

Thank you so much for that and I, too like the last poem. It is not my own, as noted at the bottom but it really strikes an emotional chord with me. Thank you for stopping by and as always I hope you have a most wonderful day.

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You are such an amazing girl and I love your encouraging posts at the beauty of them. Thank you for sharing a piece of your heart today! !tip

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Wow! Thank you so much for such an amazing and encouraging comment. You have a knack for putting the words in the right place and making each person feel good about themselves. Thank you so much for that and thank you for taking the time to stop in and leave such beautiful words.

As always, I wish you a wonderful night!

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Thank you so much for the mention in the #hit-parade @arcange!

It is always an honor to be on the list!

A moment of zen is assured with a visit to your blog. Are your peonies in bloom already? Lucky. My fave flower for looks, especially the deep red ones. Freesia and lilacs for scent.

I remember as a child when I saw my first peony. If I could have imagined the perfect flower, it was it.

Can you believe my peonies are in bloom already? They are absolutely spectacular, as only a peony can be! Definitely for looks! I agree with you on the freesia and the lilacs! Lilacs were always my favorite when I was growing up. Of course, that didn't hurt that our yard was surrounded in acres of lilac bushes.

Every day that I live, I continue thinking what a beautiful world we live in. Thank you so much for always dropping in and leaving such beautiful words!

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Quite an honor to be there, I can assure you!

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A beautiful moment in time reading that poem :-)

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Thank you so much for your thoughtful words and for taking the time to read the poetry and my post. I appreciate the visit and as always I hope you have a most wonderful day!

Oh, white peonies are very fragrant, really. Have a nice day, Denise!

The white peonies are so abundant at my house right now that I don't have enough vases to put them in! Of course, I'm kidding, but there are so many that it is unbelievable. I must say that I have never seen a bush Bloom quite as much as this one. And each one of those flowers is huge. I have to say that they must be my favorite flower, or one of.

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and leave your most wonderful comment. I hope you have a great day!

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Thank you so much @dswigle
Peonies in the garden, it is also beautiful, it is like a bush ... And not necessarily put them in a vase😁

MIne are on the edge of the driveway, in the garden and are hidden by my cars. I will move them after blooming, but, then next year, I will leave them in the garden!!! :)

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Thanks for brightening my day with such a wonderful post! Beautiful photos and delightful poetry, can't ask for more! ;0)

I want to thank you for taking the time to stop by and say hello and leave a nice comment behind!

I wish you a most awesome night!

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Now that spring is here I find myself being able to stop and enjoy little moments of peace. I sit on the porch looking at all the pretty colors of nature and enjoy the silence of the natural world. I like all your pink flowers. Here purple flowers are everywhere. It seems here in TN purple is a dominant natural color out here in the woods.

I am so happy to hear that! I have been waiting for you to reappear out of the winter! Isn't Mother Nature amazing? She knows just how long we can take it and she seems to make it just in time every year. I have not yet caught up on your school graduation. Since my life got a little complicated right about then and I lost track of everybody. So share with me what is going on with your life and how you are doing! Are the purple Red Buds? Or wisteria?

Thank you for stopping by and leaving such generous words!

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What's going on in life? Life is good these days.

  • I'm still working on trying to graduate. Was sick with a breast infection again in April so I got behind again.
  • I've started gardening again which I've been looking forward to since October. I also bought some more baby ducks that'll be here this week and I'm excited.
  • I've been spending most days with my 2 year old who is learning language faster and faster. She's so much fun these days.

I'm not sure what all the purple flowers are. Mostly they'd be labeled weeds. lol. I know all about life being complicated. I was pretty much sick from January to March and again in April. That and all kinds of life stress. It was nice leaving steemit and writing for a while to "find myself" and get healthy again. I hope you are doing well now and that life is less complicated. Like you I'm trying to catch up here.

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Lovely 😊 Are these your poems? Wonderful words. Photos are beautiful too. 💕

Well thank you so much! They are and unless I am quoting somebody which I will absolutely credit them, all the words are mine.

Appreciate you taking the time and energy to come over and leave such a nice comment. I hope you have a most wonderful night!

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wow very amazing

Thanks so much, @Roky! I hope all is well in your world!

Yeah friend everything going well

Brilliant. I've missed your photography and poetry the past couple of months. My very elderly iMac gave up the ghost back in March after eleven years without a breath of trouble. 🥺 It's taken this long to arrange getting a new one. Just got the new iMac set up yesterday evening! 😎

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Well, at least you got it now! That is awesome! I wish you a lot of luck with your new purchase and I know it will give you many years of service.

Eleven years?

Wow!

I hope you are having the most amazing day!

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Thanks.

Yeah, eleven years – and it had two major lightening-strike power surge hits in that time. The PowerMac which I had before that lasted twelve years. I know someone who had an Apple IIc that lasted nearly fifteen years. I have an iPhone 4.5 that's still working. My son has a gen1 iPad that works as well as it did new.

Meanwhile, my son's Lenovo ThinkPad crapped out after not quite four years.

Oh! Wow. Well, I was happier before Lenovo bought them out. Progress.

Who did Lenovo buy out?

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Long ago, when they bought out IBM's personal computer division. Maybe 2006 or 05?

Thanks for bringing me a smile

Thank you for stopping by and leaving such kind words on my post! it was most thoughtful of you and as always. I wish you a wonderful night.

Reading your poetry and writing is like a trip to a magical world one always comes away after visiting your post with a smile on there face and feeling refreshed

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Thank you so much for the most generous and uplifting comments. Your words have actually made me smile oh, so thank you again.

I wish you a good morning and a safe train ride into the city.

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If I made you smile then that makes me smile because that’s what your posts do for us :)

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Felicitaciones poeta!muy lindo poema para tan lindas flores,fueron seleccionadas y me llamo la atencion la forma encorvada de los petalos de la ultima fotografia,de verdad muy lindas,y para mi es un encanto sus trabajos cuando de flores se trata ya que me gustan y en sus post encuentro variedad que no conozco y eso es aprendizaje,conocimiento,saludos @dswile,un abrazo.

Muchas gracias por tus amables palabras. Eres muy pensativo y tus palabras son apreciadas. ¡Mi español no es bueno! Lo siento mucho. Pero, entiendo lo que escribes. ¡Gracias! ¡Ten un día maravilloso!

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i believe, good view like this type of beautiful photography oxygen for every photographer. thanks to share this. ❤👌😍

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I love these shots, hints of loveliness of the blooms...
Its my current phase of not all absolute photos but more pictures that evoke the emotive, rather than just eye candy! Lol - that sounds so unlike me!!

Thank you so much for such a kind comment! I cannot believe that you think that you have not always been about evoking some sort of emotion. Even with your peek out the kitchen window, it might be eye candy, but it's still a scene that strikes an emotion.

Thank you for stopping by and dropping your words, and as always I wish you a most wonderful day!

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Aawwwww... you're too kind as always... 😊

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