Beauty in the Ordinary

This is not about being brilliant, or extraordinary, it's not about wanting to be famous, or making headlines, or trying to impress...this about sharing a 'gift' each day with the lift the spirit of people when they read this blog, to show them the beauty in the ordinary.
"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it." Raold Dahl

Friday, November 5, 2010

The Quietness of Winter

As we enter this month we draw closer to the
quietness of winter.
For me this is a sacred time of withdrawal,
with time for reflection on my
inner growth.
Everything on the outside appears to be still and quiet.
And here we are offered the opportunity to seek
out a place where we can focus on
soothing our souls.
A time when we can get back in touch with our own bodies,
to bring us back into balance, and back in charge
of the direction and quality of our own lives.

If on a winter's night - Sting

Stopping and becoming aware of the moment.
Letting go of any worries
Not trying to change anything at all
just breathing
letting go.

Consolidate the year
Look forward to the next
Become mindful
Seek your spirituality
Learn from the past
Bring magic to the Season
Give yourself the gift of time
Come back into balance
Trust in your healing powers

Enya - and winter came


  1. This is why I love November V. and you...

  2. What a beautiful post.
    I love the phrase-
    'consolidate the year'.
    I need that right now-

    Thank you,
    White Spray Paint

  3. Thank you Laura, I just visited your is just lovely...going back right now to read more...

  4. I love this post - the photography and the writing, the songs and how it all intertwines and becomes one message. Simply inspirational!

  5. Thank you Jillayne...thanks for dropping by...
    I love your handmade christmas cards...going to give it try...not sure I will as successful as you though

  6. I guess it (snow) rates right up there with rain for you John?

  7. So beautifully said and photographed Victoria. I am with John on the Snow!

  8. Victoria - You've said everything in that lovely blog post. I think so many of us are feeling the same, because it's just how I am at this moment in time. Thank you. Love Molly xx

  9. Thank you Olive at least I can say that for half the post...alas the photographs are not mine...beautiful yes.
    I lived in Toronto for 19 years through the cold winters and endless snow, slush and freezing rain...but I still find snow transforms landscapes to places of mystery and magic for me. are so welcome!

  10. I got a little chilly looking at these beautiful wintery photos and have put the kettle on. Lovely sentiments and thoughts to prepare for the inevitable march towards what is supposed to be one of our coldest winters yet. I will be returning to read these comforting words I believe, many times. xo J~


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