Lens-Artists Challenge: Over the Hill

Donna invites us to participate as she hosts this week’s photo challenge “Over the Hill”. Please visit her post here and see the inspiring message she shares. I feel like I’ve faced a few hills in my life lately. Two weeks ago we escaped town for a few days. My husband volunteers as an official…

Healing in Nature

“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.” ~ Rachel Carson

Yellow Water Lily

“Whenever you are alone, remind yourself that God has sent everyone else away so that there is only you and Him.” ~ Rumi

Hummingbird at dawn

Early morning walk The start of my weekend escape The first of many moments that calmed my spirit

Quiet and calm spirit

Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset. ~Saint Francis de Sales