Chrysanthemum Survivor

This is behind a wire fence so the deer can’t get at it. It’s still lovely even though it’s getting colder out.

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Audience

Watching the goat barn being built.

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The Lost Art of Anticipation

Tweet, twitter, Instagram,
call, text, web cam - 
get it done, see it now,
never wait, don't know how.  

Envision, 
dream 
what you desire,
tiny sparks that
light a fire.

The joy of wanting
seems most daunting-

Believe. 
Wait.
Anticipate. 

©Sharron R. McMillan 
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Finding Our Centre

We cannot change the world by a new plan, project, or idea.
We cannot even change other people by our convictions, stories, advice and proposals, but we can offer a space where people are encouraged to disarm themselves,
lay aside their occupations and preoccupations and listen with attention and care
to the voices speaking in their own centre.

~Henri Nouwen
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Bracket Fungus

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It’s A Beautiful World

We are so blessed to be surrounded with such beauty.
Take time, make time, to stop and appreciate the beauty around you.
Life is too short to speed through our days without looking, seeing
and appreciating our surroundings.
Wherever you are today,
stop, look, listen
and say thank you
for beauty in your day.

©Sharron R. McMillan

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Now That’s A Hot Tub

Perched on a rock above the bay - a perfect spot for a hot tub.
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Let Grace Warm You

It is dark in the forest
When you’re walking alone
You’ve wandered the trails
Till there’s no one at home.

The far reaching branches
Have blocked out the sky
There’s no view of the future
And no room to fly.

Find a small beam of sunshine
And follow the glow
Till you’re on a new path
That leads somewhere you know.

Come out of the darkness
Into the light
Let the smile of the sun
Warm you.
Let the grace of the Son
Warm you.

©Sharron R. McMillan
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Peace

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Heart Sounds

It's cold out but my fire is happily churning out heat.
Hard to describe the sound of a happy fire - 
like the sound of my heart when I have my head under water,
or the sound of the wind through a cracked open window,
air sucking in,
flames bouncing,
wood crackling
and behind all that
the heart sounds of life -
warmth, comfort, love. memories.  

©Sharron R. McMillan
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Mushrooms Are Slowly Emerging Again

Mushrooms disappeared during the hot dry spell but now the forest is being watered again, they are emerging. Just little ones so far.

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Mountain Lion

Sargeant Bay Provincial Park trail.

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Waking Up At Home

I'm going through my albums again, 
printing out labels and stories, 
pasting in pictures and snippets.

Maybe I'll find one more piece,
one more story or memory
and all will make sense. 

At least, now it's all here,
on the shelf,
I'm not going to wake up 
back there,
like it's all been a very long dream.

Home is now here,
my roots are securely dug in.
I am here,
with my unfinished story. 

©Sharron R. McMillan
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Mountain In The Mist

Mount Baker seen through the mist at Sargeant Bay

Mount Baker through the mist seen from Sargeant Bay Provincial Park

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Serenity In The Midst of Turmoil

When we step away from our ego and develop a selfless posture toward life,
we’ll find serenity in the midst of any turmoil.
~Karen Casey “Each Day A New Beginning”

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