Saturday, December 3, 2011

For You



Three red cardinals flew over near me
A sight you will only see at this time of year
They shared the love they have for all around
Hoping to see food above or down on the ground
Gentle thoughts flow out on the prairie.

 It is fun to find some blooms still thriving this time of year. Even the smallest bring out a smile.

 Get those sleds ready, I have some great places to take you.


As the sun began to peek, the clouds turned pink and welcomed in a new day. She walked over to the edge of the hill and raised her arms out to the side with her palms up. The energy of the day was pulled into her body and her thoughts drifted out over the prairie. A simple chant came to her, she wasn’t sure what it might mean, but offered the words she felt to the gentle breeze. “ Je sens la richesse de l'amour et le bonheur que vous partagez avec moi aujourd'hui.”  Another language spoke to her, a simple set of words she really didn’t understand. It seemed like it was someone speaking to all the living plants and animals around. She offered her thoughts again, this time using what she felt. “I feel the wealth of love and happiness you share with me today.” It had a blend of thoughts and similarity to what she had been thinking. It was a powerful verse, one that flowed from her lips across the region and joined with other beautiful thoughts drifting around. She opened her eyes and thought of this simple thought as a way to enrich her day as well as for others. A Red-bellied Woodpecker chattered as it flew overhead, and she felt they shared their existence with everything around. A smile spread over her face as she thanked the woodpecker for its greeting and she traced a path across the hills. This would be the path she would choose today and share with others, her love of the land.

She walked to the top of another hill and stopped to catch her breath. This was a rough terrain and she had to stop frequently. She tried to imagine what it was like to live off this land before civilization had changed it so. A cluster of flowers dried from the frosts caught her eye, the suns angle making them glow. Everywhere she looked the beauty beckoned to her and told her this was a place she would visit often to enjoy the spirit that it gave to her soul. A fallen tree offered comfort to sit and gather back her strength. Getting out her water bottle the liquid soothed her parched throat and soothed her tired muscles.  She sat for quite some time, not caring what else she had to do for the day; it was so heavenly where she was. As she walked back to her car, she recited her verse many times. It was like a prayer to share over and over again, sending her thoughts out to all she had loved and met. Her happiness was carried away on a gentle prairie breeze, for all to enjoy around her.

19 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful, Steve. Thank you for these images, both the photos and those formed by your words.

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  2. Beautiful thoughts and images out there.
    Have a nice weekend.
    Costas

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  3. Another beauty of a post, Steve. That little pooch of yours always makes me smile.

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  4. Oh... how I used to love watching the cardinals when I was a girl in Virginia! What a great photo! the doggie too and oh... what beautiful prairie lands!
    Blessings!
    Ann

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  5. Someone's been busy decorating for Christmas. That's quite a display. But just as nice is the natural display of color with the cardinals in the trees. Always a treat.

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  6. Just the way I often feel. Thanks for this. A powerful post.

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  7. Your words and photos are lyrical. Thank you!

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  8. oh my I haven't been sledding in ages. I better go find one of those snow suits :)

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  9. Great post, Steve... Your words and images are always amazing. AND I love seeing that little doggie of yours.. I'm sure that that little pup is your SHADOW.
    Betsy

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  10. I don't even have a sled anymore. At first I thought the cardinals were leaves left on the tree.

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  11. Nice photos! I love Cardinals. I haven't seen many here lately. I'm sure I'll spot them better when the snow comes. Those sloping fields will be perfect for sledding! Who is that statue of??

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  12. Of all that you have written I enjoyed this the most. It really struck a chord with me. Harmony. This is excellent writing. Thank you. I particularly liked "She walked over to the edge of the hill and raised her arms out to the side with her palms up. The energy of the day was pulled into her body and her thoughts drifted out over the prairie." I have felt that exact feeling many times.

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  13. Lovely post. Love that little Lily!

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  14. Great stuff. The story is as good as anything you've written. The pictures are always good to see. I especially like the one with the cardinals.

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  15. Wonderful words to read and the touch of red cardinals is sweet.

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  16. Seeing three cardinals at one time -- priceless! :)

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