July 27, 2013

Canoe Picnic

A summer lake,
tall spirited trees,
young sun's rays,
calm water, 
patches of blue sky,
wild flowers,
canoe picnic,
mini pitas,
sun-dried tomatoes,
sparkling lemonade,
swimming clouds,
earth beneath your body...

It is all you need for a perfect day 
of paddling with the safe current,
of entering the silence of your inner being...

"I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order."
- John Burroughs


Thank you! 


  1. My dear Sylvia,
    You and I seem to always be on the same wavelength (at least I think so!) - often times when I come here to see your beautiful "visual poetry", I am stunned to find that what you are sharing is in sync with what is on my mind for me next blog post. To see YOU (that is you, my lovely, isn't it?) is a thrill, and to know that you too feel that nature brings you back to your "center." Lovely photos, wonderful way to fill my day with inspiration, and a great message to continue on.

    Fond hugs, Anita

  2. Wonderful use of words and images. I

    We never take a picnic when we go kayaking, but we enjoy the quiet on the ocean as we let the tide slowly take us where it wants.

  3. That is something for me to try. A picnic when canoeing, wow, so simple and yet so great. Simply wonderful, thank you.

  4. you always capture perfect moments in time...

  5. wow, so pretty and quiet, I need to be there, your photos are so lovely, I was just taken away...thanks

  6. Hello! I am Portuguese and I have just discovered your blog! loved it! Congratulations! Hug!Manuela

  7. What a lovely day out. It looks and sounds perfect!

    Happy Sunday!

    Madelief x

  8. Leslie in Portland, OregonJuly 28, 2013 at 4:01 PM

    Beautiful...but where is your wonderful dog? Did you go swimming? Your new reader, Leslie

    1. Charlie looooves swimming! However, he is not a canoe dog. We camp with him, though; he is so much fun! Thank you for reading my blog, Leslie!

  9. Absolutely lovely and the way you have presented it is sheer poetry. Anyone can look at your photos and experience a perfect outing.

  10. I get so excited every time I see you've put up a new post---I could just drink these photos in, they're so gorgeous!


  11. This looks like such a wonderful day! You know what I love about your photos? They way they always seem to tell a story :)

  12. A truly peaceful post and a gorgeous picture of you, even if is of your back. It is wonderful.
    I love the water and would so enjoy that boat. I pray you will enjoy the rest of the summer and keep safe.
    May God Bless,
    Marie Antoinette

  13. Beautiful....love the quote at the end!

  14. Oh such a gorgeous post Sylvia! Every photo is beautiful. The perfect summer day I think!!!
    many hugs...

  15. Indeed, dear sister, indeed....
    Pure, gorgeous bliss.....love seeing you!
    I am refreshed and inspired...and I thank you for always sharing your beautiful gifts....
    Enjoy the week, sweet Sylvia...much love to you!!
    - Irina

  16. Oh Sylvia this is so dreamy and beautiful! There is nothing more wonderful than a summer picnic by the water....

  17. Such beautiful images...I want to be in that boat with you! Looks like you are enjoying a magical summer!

  18. Beautiful! You captured completely my idea of the perfect summer picnic!

  19. Dear Sylvia,
    I just found your blog - it is so beautiful. I like to see and read more of you. Have a good week. Many greetings from Germany aus der Windmühle

  20. Just popping in to wish you a splendid week, dear sister....and taking in all of this beauty...bliss... :))
    Hugs, love, and blessings,
    - Irina

  21. Oh, we could have SOME fun
    on a canoe and picnic like that : )
    Thanks for the virtual outing ~
    loved it!

    xo Suzanne

  22. these photos are stunning, looks like such a lovely day :)
    saida xo

  23. I'm getting caught up on your blogposts for July and August, which I missed as we were away when you posted them. Beautiful photos of your Canoe Picnic.


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