Be Still…

When I was a little girl, I was fascinated with tiny things in nature.  I would spend hours in the woods hunting for magical fairy houses, moss-covered logs, perky mushrooms and colorful insects.  I remember countless hours spent, sitting in the zinnia patch, with my little plastic camera, waiting for a bumble to land on the perfect raspberry petal.

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I would use the entire roll of film, hoping for the perfect shot.  My money was saved, for the sole purpose of film and developing costs, only to be disappointed… Once again, after waiting for days, I would find myself holding that paper envelope, filled with blurry photographs.  Yet, I persevered!  To this day, I am that little girl, hunting for bumbles and fairy houses with my camera.  I am so extremely thankful for digital photography!

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Be Still…  Take a moment to examine life a little closer.  Feel the sun’s warmth and the wind’s whisper on your face.  Observe a spider at work or a bird constructing her nest.

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Take the time to listen…

We have so much to learn from these tiny, yet mighty creatures.

“Enjoy the little things in life for one day you will look back and realize they were the big things” ~Author Unknown

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…

Roda

Oldhouseintheshires

27 thoughts on “Be Still…

  1. I so agree about learning from the seemingly small and from what we often take for granted. The quotation is so true. And yes, digital photography is liberating. I also remember the hope and anticipation when waiting to get my photos developed and how disappointing they usually were!

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      1. Oh it’s easy! Honestly! Click on the InLink at the bottom of the post. Copy a post link from your page and paste it in the top box. I don’t mind doing it for you if you get very stuck! It a great way to meet other blobby gardening people!

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  2. Firstly, thanks for linking up Roda. I will put this post on Twitter a few times this week and also on my Facebook page. I hope it brings you a few more views. I also hope you meet more bloggers like us, who love gardens!
    Now to this post…I was just like you as a little girl by the sounds of it. But I used to sit near ponds and wait to see creatures! I like the calm feeling of being immersed in nature and I think that comes from my childhood. I was lucky to have grown up in the countryside and would go off to the woods with my siblings and cousins for hours, climbing trees, making dens and collecting interesting things. I am now a teacher and try to I still a love of nature in the children’ it’s so important isn’t it? I love the element of the importance of stillness in your post, so important in this fast, fast world. That’s another thing I will I still in my class (hopefully). Thanks again. #MyGloriousGardens

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    1. I taught elementary education for over 22 years. I finally close that door to focus on my gardens and farm full-time. For homework, once a week,I would assign nothing except that the kids go outside and get dirty!!!

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      1. That. Is. Awesome. I may try that although the parents may not be so happy!
        Interestingly another linker this week is a teacher who loves nature too. Perhaps the love of the outdoor and teaching young children go hand in hand?!

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    2. I am going to link tomorrow’s post as well. I put the cute button on the bottom of my post. Please let me know if there’s anything I am forgetting to do.😜🌸🌱

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