Saturday, November 27, 2010


You will remember that leaping stream
where sweet aromas rose and trembled,
and sometimes a bird, wearing water
and slowness, its winter feathers.

You will remember those gifts from the earth:
indelible scents, gold clay,
weeds in the thicket and crazy roots,
magical thorns like swords.

You'll remember the bouquet you picked,
shadows and silent water,
bouquet like a foam-covered stone.

That time was like never, and like always.
So we go there, where nothing is waiting;
we find everything waiting there.

~Pablo Neruda

I find myself in the quiet.
I've been reading poetry. I've been reading prose.
I've been observing. A still being amongst the frenzy.
I've been taking pictures in the snow, then in the rain.... and briefly in the sun.  And sometimes my camera can't tell if it is spring or fall or winter. 

Snow falls, then melts into green a day later. Hydrangea petals turn brittle, yet moss grows ever more soft and brilliant. The fog sweeps in, then out, followed by the milky brightness of the moon.

Not much to say today. 
Just quietly sharing with you, a touch of beauty.


  1. so beautiful and serene. i loved waking up to this.

  2. Well...I must say that this quite moment you bring me today was very needed. xoxo

    Gorgeous photos!!!

  3. i always love visiting you. your peace washes over me and makes me happy.

  4. inspired by your words and ways ~ it was fun to see more @ flickr, i'm trying to learn how to set up my flickr account, these things overwhelm me, but i'm determined to figure it out by the new year! seeing your account encourages me to sit down and play around :-)

  5. I needed this quiet moment in an already busy day. Thank you.

  6. Love that you photograph 'as is'. Beautiful!!!

  7. beautiful soft words and photos....

    and lucky snow yet.....yippee....but my day will come. it is wisconsin after all.

  8. so pretty
    a wonderful quiet moment!

    love these images.

  9. silence here.

    thank you for this beautiful moment.

    (and yes! you can absolutely borrow some of my getting-things-done. except there might not be much of it because, aside from those cards, i do not see much getting-things-done elsewhere in my life. :)

  10. Such beautiful soft photos Jaime! I love those quiet times you describe ... this is just what I needed today. xo

  11. Happy birthday to You, Jaime!

  12. I can't believe it! On the last three blogs I've visited, snow was mentioned and photographed in all of them! Could you please send us some of your snow? I love snow! Gorgeous photos Jaime.

  13. i love these images so much. Hydrangea petals are just so gorgeous to me in their subtle color and delicate veins and you of course captured every detail. oh and that beautiful beautiful poem so filled with imagery.

  14. How much I'd love to spend a quiet day like this with you. I have a feeling we share very similar ideas about a day well-spent. Maybe we should start our own monastery! :D

    Oh, and you know I LOVE this photo.

  15. oh jaime. this is beautiful!! and much needed, a gift i am taking to start my day. what a poem, and what words & images from dear you. i am struggling to find stillness right now, things are crazy, and i am eating graham crackers in bed for breakfast, rushing rushing . . . this was perfect. a prayer for the morning.

    bless you. (and if you & gigi start a monastery, i wanna come.)


  16. This is beautiful. Thank you for taking pictures.