Two days ago…

I wept.

Could easily live in a tree, just let me be surrounded by nature. Found this abode and thought, this would do just fine…

One can dream and every moment spent in nature brings the feeling and photography is the vehicle which transports. So two days ago, when my mini retreat was finally here, to say I was elated would be an understatement. Below is the meetup description;

Winged Enchantment
Take time away to really connect within. Experiences in nature enhance our ability to feel connected and tune in to our own spiritual nature. In this mini retreat we will focus on the essence of birds, flight and the element of air. Spending time in nature allows you to commune with other life forms and truly understand and FEEL how your life force is connected and is the same energy that exists everywhere. Meeting in a small group, we will share our experiences, our life challenges and our needs as a way to explore the possibilities for creating a fulfilling and balanced life. We will create a craft using feathers and other objects from nature, such as a wand, prayer stick, talking stick or dream catcher, to remind you of this experience. Come away with a more grounded sense of purpose, clarity and rejuvenation to be able to live life to the fullest.
Lunch included.

Ordinarily would be reserved about such a gathering, meeting new people and making a “wand thingy” really made me question any form of mysticism or cultist quack encounters. Nevertheless, to say I was pleasantly surprised is an understatement, more like strikingly humbled.

During an impromptu moment, was led to this little box, opened it up and found a stack of cards. In this box, found out later, was every animal God has created. Fingered through the stack, stopped, picked a card, drew it out, held it up and guess what it was!

Yup…i cried…and share little glimpses with you all this blessed encounter

link to video photo adventure here

2 days ago i ventured to the Lox

tired of being in a box

authentically declared

muffled to death

i drew in breath

and danced

About Brenda

"Brenda adores the birds. She is enchanted with their grace, their beauty. It was the birds and being out among them that gave her the peace she so needed and forged a new passion She uses a camera to capture those incredible moments, to savor them and share them with others. For her the camera was freedom. Brenda spent her life healing others, and dealing with incredible pain and despair. The world of birds and nature and photography was what she turned to in order to see the beautiful side of the world" -Eric Curtis Cummings
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18 Responses to Two days ago…

  1. k~ says:

    I would LOVE to have a tree house, but until I am able to make that a reality, I will take in the images like this one… close my eyes… and dream myself there.

    I’m glad you had such a wonderful visit Brenda!

  2. Judith Davies says:

    I LOVE your precious nature ‘snaps’, and oh, btw, kinda like the music, too! ;D The American Indians have sacred animals, maybe the Great Blue is yours. I have dreams of bonding with Wolves, but more often, a Crow. We are a part of Nature, and it speaks to us!
    I had a patch of moss, near a tree root, that I used to sit on…’twas a small, sunlit clearing in the woods, beside our marsh stream. It was best in Spring, when the Red-wings were nesting, and if I sat very still, busy life would spring up around me, and I felt to be in the midst of it all, as you described. I didn’t know it as a child, but it was a meditation. I long to go back, but the Deer have brought ticks, and the brambles have grown….I’ll have to get a space suit or something, lol, and get myself out there, once again! Thank you for reminding me of that feeling. ❤

    • drchoneydew says:

      i KNEW you would like the music :0) That is something about the crow..i have a story to tell shall hear from me soon ((hugs)) p.s. when you do find that space sure to take your camera!!

  3. Joyce says:

    So profound! I love the tree house.

  4. Jo says:

    Why is it that every writer wishes they had a tree house? Is it really the touching nature thing or is it because we could get away and above and not part of the world in which we live? I wonder. The Great Blue card! WOW how cool and how miraculous. It sounds like a great trip and I also liked the music, very uplifting! ♥

    • drchoneydew says:

      Jo, watching the CAMS of the Heron nest, its AMAZING what you see, the activity on the water..nature is so COOL! HEY..come to TENN with Aug..hehe lets go water rafting..gosh i wish the whole crew of GBE2 could meet up other then online! If i hit the lotto i am hosting an event..done deal..PERIOD lol

  5. Kathy says:

    That tree house is cool!! Awesome.


  6. Pushpee says:

    Nice time you had, resting in the nest, with nature full of birds its the best time you probably had :)) P

  7. tikulicious says:

    Tree house . Yeaaahhhh . We all want one , don’t we. Really enjoyed reading your entry. There isn’t any bliss like connecting with nature. Lovely pix.

  8. Laura says:

    Looks so enchanting. Tree house…. Yes…..

  9. Word Nerd says:

    Tree houses make me ridiculously happy. Someday.

  10. Leigh says:

    Holy Swiss Family Robinson! I enjoyed. Thank you.

  11. Anna says:

    Awesome as usual, the music and pics made me dance for joy at all God’s creations!

  12. Angela Myers says:

    Love the music.

    The second-floor deck outside my dining room is surrounded by trees–a redbud to the north with a Japanese maple near by, a pin oak on the west with a couple of soft maples just beyond. I can sit there and listen to the wind and birds singing in their branches. Squirrels like to go up the redbud and jump onto the deck rail, running around it to the rail that goes down to the patio. One of them sometimes sits and gazes into the glass doors like he’s wondering what we’re doing inside. It’s almost like a tree house.

    How cool that you drew the heron.

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