Saturday, November 16, 2013

If you look deeply into the palm of your hand,
you will see your parents and all the generations
of your ancestors. All of them are alive at this moment.
Each is present in your body, you are a continuation
of each of these people.
Thich Nhat Hanh

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Some of my life lines

Embrace your life, no matter how hard it seems
There is an order to the universe, trust it
Forward ever, backward never
Be true to yourself
Make time for art, nature and writing
Be present
Finish something small & start something big
Do something that will make someone happy , do it
today and try to do it everyday
" Stand still and be astonished " Mary Oliver
Practice mindfulness
" Love the one's you're with " John Lennon
Be present
" Write it on your heart that everyday is the best day in the year " Emerson

Thursday, September 26, 2013

The gift of another birthday at house 4

I am sitting on the upper porch in my favorite white rocker  that overlooks Tern Island and  the last of the  camps on North Beach Island. There are only five left where once there were dozens. This fragile barrier beach is defined by the wonderful camps that have been there for all my years in Chatham and those before me. Like folklore, they are part of so many collective memories and as I look out I pray they will survive another winter.

It is my birthday and I am flanked by three dogs. Resident Maggie ( Charlie's best friend), our dear 13 year old golden Jamie and our one year old golden Charlie.

We wake to the sunrise and utter silence.
The water like glass, reflecting azure blues.
I drink my coffee while the world sleeps, even the gulls.
Then the quietest walk.

I think of Mary Oliver, be still my beating heart.
I listen to the silence of the early morning.

I love this view, maybe more than any other.
It's like an old friend.
I know it's seasons.
Fierce biting winds of winter.
Sweet summer kisses.
The wheats and russets of fall
and the ripening yellow greens of spring's promise.

It is my birthday,
I am grateful for another year lived.
Another year of love and life, with all it's messiness and perfections.
It's disappointments and surprises.
Give love and live love and vow to live a life worth living!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

In everything,
love simplicity.

Saint Francis De Salles

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Cape Cod Views Exhibit

It has been awhile since I have posted anything so no doubt my millions of  followers have forgotten about me. (hah hah ) It has been close to two years since we moved to Harwich full time and life has brought many changes. The silver lining of the move is being able to witness and photograph the Cape in all it's glorious seasons; the light and colors here are nothing short of astonishing and I thank my lucky stars each and everyday. One thing that saddens me and is no longer being part of my writing group with Barbara O'Neil and my wonderful writing friends . One door closes and another door opens; I have now discovered encaustic painting and photo transfers and am totally possessed with the possibilities that medium has to offer. I am still photographing at every chance and want to invite you to my two woman show at Orleans Camera in Orleans, MA at Skaket Corners Shopping Ctr on 9 West Rd. The opening is on Saturday August, 10th from 3-5pm. The show will be up until August 30th. I am also working on a new website which should be up very soon.  You can also see new photos and other work on my FB page for robinsnestartstudio and my personal page as well. Hoping to keep you all posted on the blog on a more regular basis.

Sunday, February 3, 2013