Sunday Stills: Blank pages

Good Morning!

Today’s the theme is Fresh, well, so many things fresh things around me this morning:

The fresh flowers I’ve on my kitchen counter, fresh eggs, from the farm market, that I scrambled for my husband, fresh laundry waiting to be ironed, a new book on my coffee table …, but today I want to show the freshness of a habit, my journaling practice. I hope I have captured it below:

Let us live simply in the freshness of the present moment, in the clarity of pure awakened mind.

Matthieu Ricard

The freshness of a new morning
Coffee fragance diffusing through the kitchen
Blank pages waiting
Waiting for words
And thoughts 
To surrender to the moment

Have a lovely and fresh Sunday!

Sunday Stills: Frozen River

Today, Terri asks us to post about Frozen, an easy theme for me. I only need to cross a street to take a few pics of a frozen river. Many pretty spots to shoot, but this one above is magical, an ice sculpture!

This corner was sparking while being bathed with sunshine. I stopped there a little bit, a few minutes of solitude listening to the water move under the ice.

And on the way, I found this piece of ice shaped like a heart. Yes, secret messages everywhere.

Hope you enjoyed to walk along the frozen river with me.

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Sunday Stills: Earth’s fire

my first tulips of 2019

I enjoyed so much to join Sunday Stills with Hugh these last 2 Sundays, that I decided to keep up with Terri’s Sunday Stills Photo Challenge.

Today’s theme is Fire.

The first thing that came to my mind was the Earth’s fire, the Earth core where the temperature is similar to the temperature in the surface of the sun, around 6000 Celsius! It isn’t a fire in there, but a metal combination that makes the heat.

We are in the middle of the winter in the North Hemisphere, soon the spring will spring, a sign that the Earth is alive and the fire still keeps burning.

Have a great Sunday!

E.

Sunday Stills: Night

Joining Hugh from Hugh’s Views and News for Sunday Stills: Night.

If light is in your heart, you will find your way home

Rumi

Hugh asks us to close our eyes and see the darkness. Yes, there is darkness, but as Rumi said, there is light too. Somedays this light is weak and the darkness takes over bringing out all the nightmares that were hidden in the past. I’m learning to keep the flame of my internal candle burning and when I close my eyes I feel stillness and safety.

Have a great week!

Sunday Stills: Window

Hugh, from Hugh’s Views & News, for Sunday Stills. 

I haven’t joined a challenge for so long, but being a friend of Hugh for many years, I’ve decided to give it a try.

Today Hugh asks us to write about windows. This is my view, right now, from my living room window. I’m wondering if I’ll be able to go out.

We had a massive snow storm yesterday, we were snowed in all day. Not being able to move the car for grocery shopping, my refrigerator is empty! Being at home all day with 2 teenages, you can imagine…

View from my kitchen window during the storm, it’s so pretty, but not easy to handle. I spent the day baking, journaling and drinking lots of tea to keep warm.

Now the last one is the view to my backyard, the sun is shining but it’s very cold, – 13 degrees Celsius, and again I’m wondering how many layers I’ll have to dress up to go out!

Hope you enjoy your Sunday, and check Hugh’s blog for joining the challenge or wondering about windows.