Sunday, March 6, 2011

Rambling on Green Trails and Blog Posts




It's getting late, and gravity is pulling on my eyelids... but I wanted to share some pictures of Thetis Lake, a most beautiful, greener than green place that I hiked with my friend and her dog Triscuit today. In the bottom photo, doesn't it look like some glittery mystical creature is hovering just under the surface of the water? Anyway, this is usually a quiet place, but today it seemed as though every dog in Victoria was trouncing along the trails, creating little canine traffic jams every so often. This was positively blissful for Triscuit, as were the muddy streams and mossy off trails. I don't think I have ever known a happier dog. Ever. And that kind of happy is contagious. I am still feeling the effects, hours later.

But I am sleepy too.
It is time to hit the pillows and let go of this perfect Sunday.

I owe you all a visit. You know me...always falling behind. I have come to realise that this is how I live my life. It's not just a blogging thing. I am always connecting and then retreating, never really finding a happy balance, but constantly flowing toward or pulling away from the world. Perhaps that is a kind of balance in itself? I don't know. I do know that I need a lot of down time, a lot of quiet space to recharge my batteries... I just have to make sure I don't cave dwell for too long....for that is not happy-making.

So I will put on my social butterfly wings (mine are removable) and let the breeze carry me in your direction over the next few days.

Happy March, everyone! xo

24 comments:

  1. Oh so beautiful!

    I am yearning, yeeeeaaaaarrrrnnning for the greenness of the countryside today - this was the perfect visual treat.

    Cxx

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  2. Happy March to you too! I always think your photos are magical... or I should say, they are the proof that magic is there. Please orbit my planet too :)

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  3. There it is. The deep, contented exhale that accompanies your posts. Such lush greenery was good for my soul this morning. Although some of the snow is melting, this kind of color won't be seen for at least two more months.

    As for the two sides of you, it was as if you were explaining me. So alike it's scary. I understand the longing for company then the sudden need to pull away. Finding balance for myself isn't hard, it's making my loved ones understand.

    Thank you for bringing an instant dose of happy this Monday morning. xoxox

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  4. beautiful! i especially like the lines of the second one.

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  5. Fantastic ~ this is truly a magical place you visited ~ oh the green ~ the beautiful wonderful glorious lush green!

    OK ~ I'm packing my bags this morning and leaving the desolate white flatlands of Saskatchewan... I should be at your house by Wednesday....

    ;)

    Thank you for sharing your beauty sweet Jaime!
    xo Catherine

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  6. Those images are stunning, so magical. I was hoping to go for a walk yesterday armed with my new camera but the weather wasn't co-operating. It rained hard and heavy non stop all day.

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  7. i too search for that happy balance....and today these amazing photos are helping my monday get off to a beautiful start.....

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  8. Your words are poetic and your pictures perfect! If the ebb allows for such amazing flow, it is oh so worth it!!!
    Is it really that spring-ey and warm where you are?
    Coveting here in my cold, drab yard.

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  9. You sound just like my daughter...always happy when she is unplugged from society and always seeking solitude and quiet. Lovely photos. As usual, I admire your photography. They always capture a mood as well as a gorgeous scene.

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  10. What a beautiful place to be!

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  11. Amazing pictures, full of stillness and peace!
    Rgds
    Márcia

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  12. That last photo is magical! The shimmer on the water...sigh. And yes, let the breeze carry you. But take your time...enjoy the sights and sounds along the way.

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  13. I remember Thetis Island as a child. It was a wondrous place to explore and discover.

    Your description of yourself is one with which I can completely relate, although I think I find myself too overwhelmed with things to say in my blog and then never get to saying them for lack of sorting skills!

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  14. So many of us navigate that dance and delicate balance of being social..and then needing lots and lots of alone time. And - this place - wherever it was that you were walking..is absolutely divine. So great to see the color green again!

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  15. Such a joy to see so much GREEN! The water does indeed look magical. This kind of day often lingers to restore and refresh. Have a lovely week! xo

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  16. what a beautiful lush world you live in. to me all of your photos are magical.

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  17. you are magical - your touch is perfection. this place makes me giddy with the rich greens and blues. so beautiful.

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  18. That looks like the most magical place ever.

    I need that down time too (especially down time that does not involve the online world), but I am still learning how to give it to myself. It's a work in progress.

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  19. I love the idea of you with removable wings. I think when you take off your social butterfly wings, your tiny fairy wings must still be visible.

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  20. I very often do the same thing.... engage, retreat, engage, retreat.

    (Look how long it's taken me to visit you here and leave a a comment!)

    Your middle image has stolen a piece of my heart. So evocative.

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  21. Oh, I miss the color green so much. (And it's not because of winter; it's living in Eastern WA, where the only green is the monotony of the pine trees) These photos are a feast for my soul--thank you.

    I am like that, too. I have just come back from my own self-imposed silence. It's funny how when I need to retreat from blogging, I forget for a while how much it means to me and I think I can do without it. And then coming back to words like yours... I wonder how I ever could have managed to stay away so long.

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