Friday, November 28, 2008

SkyWatch Friday and Powerful Moments

On this very beautiful autumn morning in October, I remember standing on the top patio of my yard that over looks my house and feeling so grateful. Grateful for the opportunity to witness this brand new day. Gratitude continued to flood my entire being. Without thinking, my voice softly spoke;"Thank You."
I walked a few steps and took the above picture through a clump of trees. It closely resembles a heart. A heart saying; "Because I love you, you are always welcome." When I walk in my garden, that is what I feel, loved.

I sat there for a few minutes watching my universe continue to change. The deep blue sky with its orange and white clouds was transformed into the above photo.

Although the sun was burning its way into the morning sky, the area surrounding me felt soft, quiet. calm-and yet powerful.

In complete aw, I once again heard my voice say; "Thank you!"

Thank you for this day-this powerful moment .

Thank you for the good that is in my health and my heart.

Thank you for what I can do.


bintang said...

The trees are forming a heart shape, that is so wonderful.
Love the way you compose this shot :)

bukester said...

A beautiful poetic post. Thank you!

Greyscale Territory said...

Inspiring photos! The beauty is very moving!

Leora said...

Beautiful words, lovely photos. Take care.

chrome3d said...

These were great. Thank you!

Jeanne said...

Mckay k,

All of your reading, exploration of new ideas, inquisitiveness, and extreme gratitude for all that you have despite your illnesses is on display here.

You have done an incredible amount of spiritual work. I don't mean religious. I mean spiritual. You have achieved a sense of peace...

With all of your illnesses, it's almost like you've found your way to the "eye of the storm", if that makes any sense?

On of my favorite musicians, Tori Amos, has these lyrics in one of her songs... "Well I found the secret to life... I found the secret to life... I'm okay when everything is not okay... I said I found the secret to life... Found the secret to life... I'm okay when everything is not okay... Is not okay..."

No matter what adversity you experience... you look for the silver lining, the positive, and the purpose in everything. That's something this world could use more of.

You are a unique, strong, insightful woman and you are helping many people!


P.S. It really does look like a heart. <3

Anonymous said...

Wonderful - very beautiful SWF contribution!
Cheers, Klaus

Pamela K H said...

Beautiful pictures. I love visiting your site. The way you describe your relationship with the universe is very moving. You have a way of touching the souls of others. Keep up the great work. Looking forward to your next post.

Continued Healing & Blessings,

Pamela K H

fishing guy said...

McCay: Nice skies with neat clouds.

Speedcat Hollydale said...

Something about the sunrise and sunset. Can you imagine a life without breaks? By that, I mean having our days separated. A bad day can be left behing with the fresh new promise of a new day.

I was driving back from my last drop at work today wathing the sunset ... driving right into it. So thereputic for some reason!

It has been a wild week in Hollydale. Even Thanksfiving was very chaotic! Great food though, and it was nice to see family. I plan on sleeping through the "sunrise" tomorrow. (smile)

Love the photos, very artistic !!

Hello from Minnesota,

Speedcat Hollydale said...

ps ... I better get spell check!

ooops :-)

sandra said...

Hello dear friend..
what beautiful have a lot of talent..
so happy to see your visit...
one min at a time, we will make it dear sister.
~peace & blessings~

Mckay K said...

Bintang- I think the shot composed itself. It was only later that I saw the heart.

Thanks bukester, Greyscale, Leora, Kjpweb, Fishing guy and Chrome3d.

Jeanne, The eye of the storm, Interesting concept. I believe you may have something there. I like that analogy.

I listened to some of Tori Amos' music. She has a beautiful voice. I like the words you quoted; "the secret to life"

Jeanne I am so glad you said spiritual. When I was younger, I thought the two words were interchangeable.

Pamela, thanks for your complimentary and encouraging comment,

Speedcat, I cannot imagine a life without breaks in the day-the time we used to replenish our bodies and our minds.

As you mentioned it is a new day full of promises.

Sandra, I know that you are right. Together, one minute at a time, we will get through. Excellent!

Horsoon said...

Very beautiful shots. I especially love the one framed with the heart!

tikno said...

That is a great moment, soft and peaceful. Unfortunately, I rarely see that moment, because I worked at night (in the night entertainment business) and wake up after daylight.

Mckay K said...

Horsoon, It was a pleasant surprise when I saw it as well. Thanks for the visit and the comment.

Tikno, With today's economy, it is good to know that your job has not been affected. So, when you do awake, you can always come here and share the joy of beautiful sunrises and sunsets.

Be well

Lilli & Nevada said...

peaceful and beautiful.

Shauna said...

Hello my Kindred Spirit,

Thank you for being YOU!!! Your pictures are beautiful honey!!

Hey Jeanne, the <3 is mine remember?? LOL You thought it was 'greater than 3'.

To my best 2 buds, I have not had time to visit your blogs as often as I have liked. Job hunting is overwhelming me!!

KS, you know I wuv you!!

Shauna :-)

Mckay K said...

Shauna it is so good to hear from you.

Thanks for the compliment on the pictures. It is nice to share my surroundings with the far away people I love.

The lack of your presence on the Internet is always cause for concerne. But, we all understand the importance of having incoming funds.

I wuv you too!

Be well.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful post and pictures as always. Thank you for sharing.

Naturegirl said...

Beautiful images and prose!
I thought at first glance the trees shaped a heart before reading your words!
Beauty in both images and words!
love and light NG

creativehealinggoddess said...

beautiful .....nature wow

tikno said...

Dear Mckay,
Here again to see you.
I be grateful to the God, because always could see the sunsets, and hoped always will be able to see it.

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

I can feel it in this post.....thank YOU!

I'm going to have to read more about your chronic illness when I have more time. It interests me because I consider myself to be doing the same.

sandra said...

Passing by , stopped to say Hello, and pray that you are feeling well and happy..
~peace and love~ to you my dear friend..
May we overcome pain, to feel inner peace

AngelBaby said...

Beautiful, just beautiful. You have such a talent at taking pictures. I love the one of the tree that made a heart. I would have been in awe too. Thank you for this wonderful post.

Love and Blessings,

Carol King said...

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A.M.Writer said...

What beautiful photos and landscape. How blessed you are to live in such a beautiful area.