June 25, 2013

A Summer Day

A breezy summer morning... 
Sitting on the lake shore, my eyes gaze deep into the horizon. The water is calm, the sun is warm, the blue is bluer and the green is greener... Looking at each and every blade of grass, each and every craftily rounded stone, each and every little wave, slow-moving clouds... every thing is so amazing, so perfectly made...
I am finally still, a listener of what my heart has to say...
It is a rich beginning of a new day, a bathed in light and glorious abundance new day. How it is going to unfold and how I decide to use it is wholly up to me. Am I going to make this day a perfect part of my summer story - depends entirely on me... Because every summer has a story and now I am creating one...
Sometimes, I think, it is enough for a story... to just "be"... to just feel... to just let the precious moment become me... I am a kite, taking flight over the water... The peacefulness of the early morning is the lift, the upward force that pushes me into the air... I am going to take "these broken wings and learn to fly again, learn to live so free..." The wind is helping... 
This day is a gift.
And I am grateful. 
This day is the most amazing day to just "be"...

Today is going to be a good summer day.



Enough. These few words are enough.
If not these words, this breath.
If not this breath, this sitting here.

This opening to the life
we have refused
again and again
until now.
Until now

David Whyte, Where Many Rivers Meet

Thank you!

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  1. Thank you for this beautiful post. It made me stop and think of how summer is in all it's beauty. Blessings for a wonderful summer. Pamela

  2. Oh how I love this, Sylvia! There is nothing like taking some time to just be, and to enjoy the beauty that is to be found all around us. Thank you for bringing us along on your lovely summer day at the lake...just divine.

  3. STUNNING PHOTOS! What type of camera do you use? Everyone of your images are so sharp & clear! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Beautiful words and photo's Sylvia! A joy to read and look at! Hope many more summer days like this will follow.

    Madelief x

  5. And YOU always select was is ENOUGH. No more, no less. Simplicity is not equated with less, but with what IS ENOUGH.

    Your photos....honestly, they take my breath away dearest Sylvia. The quality of them is beyond my abilities but they welcome me into a place where I am welcomed. THANK YOU. So good to finally be back on-line after three glorious days on the lake shore of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Total bliss just BEING.


  6. Wow. Amazingly beautiful photos! I am so happy that you commented on my blog so I could come visit you over here... I'm off to look around... but I can already tell I am going to love it here! Have a great day!

  7. thank you, this beautiful getaway was just what I need this morning xo

  8. Sometimes the best days are the ones where you can just "be". Beautiful and serene photos, Sylvia! Makes me want to head to the lake. :)

  9. Beautiful- always love your photography! you also have a real talent with words.


  10. Always so much beauty here, Sylvia. Thank you for giving us a glimpse.

  11. YES, I want more of
    just being in my life.....

    I hope the day was all
    that you'd wanted it to
    be, and more : )

    xo Suzanne

  12. HOW WONDERFUL to see your comment as I was just checking to see if anyone visited me! Thank you my friend for your beautiful words...there are those of us who see MORE in just a blank wall, an empty canvas and in a silent moment. May simplicity live on, and I intend to celebrate MINE in my writing because you come to a point in your life when you realized, "This is me, I'm not fancy, but I'm who I am. It's enough!"

    Have a lovely evening, Anita

  13. My goodness how beautiful!!!! :)

    I will have to make some time to further indulge in your blog. :))

    Following you on Bloglovin'!!
    Enjoy the wkend~
    Lara Belle

  14. Very beautiful. Thank you, and I will try to do just that. "Just be".

  15. Love this post....so beautiful, and inspiring too! Happy Summer!

  16. Beautiful post, photography and words. Thank you.

  17. You are so brilliant, dear friend and sister. So very brilliant.
    Your gorgeous photos...Lake Ontario? We just came back from a quick but lovely trip to Superior.....what is more healing than a great expanse of water...especially for those of us who were born on it...
    Thank you, dear one, for ALWAYS elevating the day....
    Much love to you, and wishes for a BEAUTIFUL new week...
    - Irina :)

  18. Your moody photos are beautiful, quiet pieces of summer.

  19. always such wonderful images, Sylvia. That each day is a story, such a wonderful thought and so freeing.

  20. You have truly captured a beautiful summer day here with this post...I hope you are enjoying every minute, you deserve it after your winters!


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