Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Photo-heart connection, number XII

Old man Winter....is not really my favorite time of year.
I long for the sun,
for longer days,
and for walks on the beach, the sand in my toes,
for green things popping out of the ground,
for flowers,
and bees,
and for my beloved encounters with the lizards.

I miss all of it...
...this bird looks like he misses it too.

But he also looks a bit secluded, sheltered but not completely from view.
I wonder if there is enough room for me, right next to him.
I could use a quiet place to rest, to think, to just be.
Because even though I've been quite here lately, it's been because this past month
has been busy with all the holidays. And I can't quite manage too much busyness at one time
like I used to. I wish I could say that it was because I had secluded myself on a branch
somewhere, because right now, I could use a quiet place to nourish my soul.

Anyone else need to join me on the branch?

Thank you again Kat, for this wonderful monthly practice, and for all who share.
I have truly learned wonderful things from all of you through this connection.

P.S. - I am honored to have been chosen to share what the photo-heart connection has
meant to me this last year, here, over at the Kat Eye Studio.

Love, Kim


Tamar SB said...

So beautiful! You're green season will come soon enough! Me on the other hand, I love me some winter! I was so excited to see snow when I landed back home today! Happy New Year Kim!!

Sandra said...

You and the bird in the tree playing the patience game while winter plays its role of resting the earth for a restoring slumber! I do love all the seasons and the way they come round when they're good and ready! Spring is getting ready in the depths of the earth, but now all is quiet and sleepy!

Sherri B. said...

I would love to join you on that branch...a little soul nourishing sounds nice. I'm like you in that me and Old Man Winter are not the best of friends...congrats to you on being chosen to share your photo-heart connection experience! I must go over and check this out.

Happy New Year, Kim! It's such a pleasure to be your blog friend. :)

Kerri said...

Ahh..... I definitely can relate. I'm not a winter person and I do like to be secluded. This is a lovely post
Happy New Year!

Deborah Tisch said...

Oh, I hope you spend lots of good soulful time on that 'branch', renewing and replenishing your soul.

Beautiful post!

Rosemary Reflectionsofmyworld said...

sharing a branch for soulful reflection sounds quite nice invitation... thank u for the sweet gesture.

Brenda said...

Yes, there are definitely times when we all need that branch - a quiet place to be. Here's wishing that you find that time and place to replenish yourself.

vicki said...

Sweet beautiful Kim --
I have just loaded your amazing blog into my Grow Your Blog party post -- so you are all set! See you there on the 19th!


Carol said...

A beautiful photo, Kim, and I agree that it would be lovely to perch next to that little bird for a while. Very hot here in summery Australia, making me think winter would be rather pleasant! Never satisfied... Best wishes for a wonderful 2013!

Kathryn said...

We could all us a little seclusion from time to time. Hope you find yours. :0)

Kat Sloma said...

Thank YOU, dear Kim, for your beautiful post and continued participation in the Photo-Heart Connection. This little guy does look like he is hunkering down, looking for a quiet place to be. I hope you find the quiet you are seeking in January! Enjoy the down time after the holidays and the silence before spring.

Karen said...

I, too, would like to join you on that branch....but I, also, would prefer a bit of warmth on that branch :) Your photos and words are always beautiful and honest. Lovely.

Susan said...

Now if you were to share that branch with me, you wouldn't have the solitude you mention, but I'll take a branch on the other side of the trunk.
Lovely thoughts accompany your image. I too struggle with winter, but it sounds like you're finding a way to make you more whole.

Deanna said...

I so love your posts....your words, your images are always so heartfelt. I can certainly see why Kat choice you to be featured on her Photo Heart Connection.

Linda R said...

I would love a seat right there next to you. I have been so busy today is the first chance I have had to sit and catch my breath. I think I won't get back up till next week. :)

Love your photo.


Maria Ontiveros said...

Beautiful! I'm reminded of a book I read as a child called "Where does the butterfly go when it rains?"
Rinda (visiting from PHC)

Anonymous said...

Funny you should mention this...Im the same about my preference of the spring, summer and fall, but not so much a winter person. As we drove to the hill country from Houston, everything along the roadside looked bare, bleak and sad. So I decided to picture myself running through the "once" covered field of bluebonnets!! I guess you could call me a daydreamer, but it sure lifted my spirits and put a smile on my face!
Move over Mr. Bird:)

Silvina Soave said...

Preciosa captura ! Un abrazo grande y mis deseos un feliz 2013 para ti.

Becs said...

Gorgeous image and yes please, I'd like to join you on the branch! This time of year can be so overwhelming - I always feel ready to get back to my usual routines (and spring!).

Miriam said...

Hello Kim, so lovely to see you here. I love your picture and your words that connect to it. What a lovely meme this is, so glad I found it, a great start to my year.

rakusribut said...

wow, hangin' out with the birds in the trees for a bit of soulful nourishment....what a great idea!
wonderful shot, wonderful thoughts kim!

Cathy H. said...

I love the beautiful bird all settled in for winter! It has been a busy season and I could definitely sit a spell with you and just breath!

Kelly said...

Oh...this is fabulous...he looks like Henry the Viii all fluffed up. And congrats on being featured over at Kat's.

Elsie said...

What a gift to make it as beautiful to describe. Would be to be able to learn quite a while in the winter beside you want to sit on that branch.

Melissa Bliss Rich said...

I always find your work inspiring Kim. Congrats on being featured. And thank your for sharing your beautiful post! I too am looking forward to warmer days. Fortunately our winters are mild here, but I still wish they were shorter.

Have a wonderful weekend :)

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