Monthly Archives: August 2014

on my doorstep

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Walking out my front door I am caught in a moment  – something so beautiful confronts me that I am stilled and silent in the middle of my rushing. Before me is a display of colour and contrast that is overtaking the sky and I am altered by its fleeting light…hushed by its rolling melodies…

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and my eyes are adjusted to focus further than the clock. and my mind is flooded with colour and possibilities. and my heart feels full.

A photograph cannot capture these moments in their entirety, but maybe they will inspire you to pause and consider your surroundings.

Where is beauty in today? Be encouraged.

look up into the blue

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So, it’s been an eventful, 5-kid-crazy, happy-sad-sick-better, hospitals and day trips kind of summer. We had some amazing weeks of warm SUNNY buggy, get-the-hose-out weather. In Scotland, that means everything comes to a halt while we all go outside to observe the strange, wonderful orb in the sky…

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And while there was not much time for painting or writing (as they both require some uninterrupted alone time) there was always time to look and let the beauty of an ordinary sky soak into my heart. These pictures were taken from our back deck while picnicking with bathing-suit clad little ones, Lego, some chickens and the cat! So even if everything is piling up around your ears, there can be inspiration and beauty for you to observe… to store up for a quieter moment of expression. Be encouraged.