Wednesday, April 22, 2009

storytellers

As a writer and a photographer, I have found it helpful that I am beginning to seek out and find the stories in this world around me. I am still learning for it is somewhat of an art to be able to quiet your mind and your spirit enough to listen to these stories, as they are not told with words....but, oh! they are there...


..in the grooves of bark, worn and weathered...


...in the etchings of stone that has stood the test of time...


...in the swirling colours of a setting sun.


Sophie led me to these stories....she taught me how to listen...and what a world I have found.

32 comments:

Fenway said...

Gorgeous peace in those photos!!!!!!!!!

You've inspired me to take time tomorrow to sit, listen and hear what's been going on all around me.

We love the idea of watching Babe together. And, I even happen to own the tape? From one BC owner to another, I bet you're not surprised at all.

Kathleen said...

To see the stories is magical. To put the words on paper is a gift.

You are gifted and your writing is magic. I am very grateful to have found you and your very special blog.

Selba said...

Beautiful pictures... and my favorite one will the third one :)

Ed said...

Its true a picture is worth a thousand words, great shots..:-)

Robynn's Ravings said...

But you, my dear, bring OUT those stories in what you write and how you shoot your photos. I always have feelings sweep over me when I am here. They are varying but I never experience your blog as a simple observer. LOVE what you do. :)

Carolynn said...

Animals are masters at this, aren't they? Bear, my cat, is my own personal Zen Guru. He's taught me so many things, not the least of which is the importance of slowing down and not sweating the small stuff. I'm still apprenticing.

ocmist said...

I love to come to your blog and just relax and feel the peace and see the beautiful world through your eyes.

I wish I could come more often! Thanks so much for sharing your life and loves with us all! Linda (OC's Mom from Country Corgis)

Sharon said...

and it's endless...you will never see nor hear it all...have fun in your travels with Sophie and keep those eyes & ears open:)

Holly said...

it is a gift to see what our friends show us. I am reminded of it each time I go to the gamelands and watch my dogs hear things I don't hear, smell things I don't smell and completely enjoy the moment. It reminds me to savor each day, even the ones that don't go as planned.

Oz Girl said...

Bravo Sophie! What a good, sweet dog she is for you!

My girls always remind me to stop, and look around, everytime we go outside. Trixie especially, is so alert to everything that is happening around her.

Re: blog design, I am using Sherbet Blossom Designs, very reasonable. She has a dot com of the same name, if you want to check her out. She did the Sunday Baker blog (icon on my sidebar).

Joanne said...

I've found a camera to be a great inspiration. To travel with it, seeing the world through its lens gives a different perspective that I otherwise might've missed. It's actually a gift of sorts.

Maria said...

that is just a magnificent post!! It is amazing what we find when we get quiet and listen.

Shirley said...

Dogs and horses can lead us to some of the most beautiful places and moments.

Katherine Aucoin said...

Awesome photographs, I loved the peeled bark. Looks like Sophie taught you to look too; you found some beautiful sights.

septembermom said...

Your thoughts and photos inspire me often. Thanks!!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Well done as usual! That sunset photo is awesome..what great color! Of course the one of Sophie is still my favorite. I got a real peaceful feeling from your post today..relaxing! Sometimes the world just moves so fast..and we just have to take time:)

Jeanne said...

Mmmm. Quiets my mind just to look at them.

Bruce said...

Hi Sophie...would you tell me a story please!!

Mason Dixie said...

what beautiful pictures. thanks for sharing=)

I rock on said...

so inspiring!

gigi said...

Look at you girl, 100 followers! Way to go and way to lead us thru your world with Sophie. Love these pictures.

The Write Girl said...

What a wonderful world you've discovered. P.S. congrats on 100 followers. Your blog is growing leaps and bounds. Love you and Sophie's stories.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

How beautiful, delightful your blog is. Sometimes, we do a little exploring around blogland and come across a really special blog; this is one of those.

I absolutely love the picture of the sunset.

CJ xx

Natashya said...

You have such a great eye for beauty.

T said...

Beautiful pictures, and so much truth and peacefulness in your words!

Jane! said...

Hey, thanks for the hello! I can't wait to explore your blog. I am totally nuts about my border collie and can't wait to compare notes.
Your pictures are fantastic. Maybe I can pick up some tips. I do NOT have good luck photographing PepperAnn - I can never seem to capter 'her'.
Okay, I've rambled enough.

Tatersmama said...

I couldn't say it any better than Kathleen said it...

It's always a joy to come here and experience things through your eyes... thanks to Sophie.

Mildred said...

We are all learning important lessons from you and Sophie. Always a pleasure to view your fascinating photography. I hope you have a great weekend Andrea.

Bruce said...

Hi Sophie...you're so great that I've passed on the "Life is Grand" award to you. Congratulations!
Love,
Bruce:)

Jan said...

I really don't know how you get such beautiful animal pictures. My cat refuses to sit still long enough. The shutter clicks as he's walking away everytime!!!

Martha Basset said...

Lovely restful photos - especially the one with Sophie!
love
Martha & Bailey xx

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

That is a beautiful shot of your pretty Sophie.