September 15, 2015

One Fine Day

This wide world is rich with beautiful minor miracles. I am a dweller of this world that is so wonderful and simple. My life is full of beautiful sights and there is nothing in this fine day that is too much for me. My heart is a waterfall. My mind is still water. When I come across all the lessons of Nature, all the solitude and goodness on a grand scale – boundaries melt away and I feel like a significant tiny part of a wholeness – beautiful, resilient and ready. I love to be a student in her classroom, to listen to the silence that whispers with every movement of a leaf and every splash of a water droplet. I love when my being is just about to burst with love and gratitude - for such a fine day when the closeness of my little family wrapped together with all the beautiful minor miracles of the world. When unexpected joys give fertile ground to the hope that there is still so much good to come...

These photos are taken at Elora Gorge, one of the most beautiful natural areas in the Grand River valley, when we spent the last day of the Labor Day weekend, just before my son's last academic year in high school began.


I hope you are enjoying all that the changing season has to offer.

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  1. Oh she is an amazing photographer - WOW!!!

    This was a very pretty post, my sweet friend. Hugs. ♥

  2. I have to say that these have to be the most emotional photos. You are one of the BEST photographers out there because your images are not overly done in bleached white, but in natural light, a dance with dark and light. That picnic table I saw on Instagram and I was taken back by the perfect placement of light, an element that is MAGICAL to me, and is never the same in the same place. NEVER. I know now, as I have been chasing the light like never before, with intentions to grasp it and seize it. But it eludes me at times, and once in a while I capture it as you have done here. SMALL MIRACLE for me!

    How I long for another quiet day in the sun. School is marvelous, but it's a different kind of light....of learning, humility, problem-solving, early morning rising. Peace and harmony to you dearest Sylvia! Anita

  3. Sylvia this post was a joy to read and view. The photos possess a simple beauty and your words are so very calming.
    Enjoy these last few days of summer.
    XO Barbara

  4. Stunningly beautiful photos and thank you for a soul refreshing visit!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  5. Beautiful words, each and every sentence was felt in my heart. Your pictures are stunning. I couldn't help but notice the light in the very first photo, how it falls right on to the top of the picnic table and your feast. Brilliant!

    Your son is growing up so fast! It all goes so fast.

    Jane xx

  6. Such beautiful photos. It looks like a lovely spot for a picnic and to wade in the water.

  7. Really stunning photos and lovely post! Wow! Enjoy these last few days of summer. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Beautiful words and beautiful photo's Sylvia! They make me wish I was there in the woods with you. Always a joy to visit here!

    Have a good weekend!

    Madelief x

  9. My dear friend...I cannot find the words to tell you how your work makes me feel. You are so very, very gifted.
    Extraordinarily beautiful...your words and images.
    Much love to you, and wishes for a fantastic school year for your darling time flies...a cliche...but it's true.
    Thank you for reminding us to savor the moment.
    Warm hugs,
    ~ Irina

  10. Beautiful photos! I believe we have the same manicure! LOL Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!

  11. This made my day! I really love the photos! It looks like a lovely spot for a picnic and to wade in the water. Thank you for reminding us to savor the moment.


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