Sunday, October 24, 2010

~weathered and worn~




Nature presents her lessons
For those who can attend:
Though weathered and worn
There is beauty at the end.

~bz
















Month by month, things are losing their hardness;
even my body now lets the light through.

~Virginia Woolf





21 comments:

  1. This strikes right at my heart as I read this. Looking at these beautiful pictures, and then actually feeling the light trying to pierce this very fatigued body. You have once again hit the nail right on the proverbial head, Bonnie. Thanks. EFH

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  2. Lovely autumnal verse from you and Virgina to go with the captivating photos. A Fall harvest of beauty ...

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  3. Nice post with lovely photos, Bonnie. Very wabi-sabi. Thanks also for the Virginia Woolf quote. A few days ago, as we lamented your broken wrist and my aching back, you asked what is happening to us. It's now clear. Our bodies are just letting the light shine through.

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  4. HI BONNIE-
    stunning pictures of seasons' change - end of life, preparing for new in the Spring of days. Breathtakingly honest.

    Love to you
    Gail
    peace......

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  5. hi expat: it is a wonderful way to reframe discomfort or dis-ease in our body - as a means for the light to enter. what is the leonard cohen line: something about the cracks are the way the light gets in ... may the light soothe your tired body and revitalize you for another kick at the can!

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  6. Hi George: your comment does put a whole different spin on things ... it always helps to look at things in a new 'light'!

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  7. Hi Gail: yes, it is a brutal truth that life has its season and then we are asked to step aside to make way for the new seeds ...

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  8. I too find beauty in passing. A photographer friend of mine took photos in B&W of a vase of tulips that had withered and dried up and they are some of my favorite photos of his.

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  9. Lovely Bonnie. Your blog is fresh air!
    Linda

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  10. I love the shadows and the light in these, but mostly I just love that earthy color. It reminds me of of the essence of fall, that and I'm liking your Woolf quote too.

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  11. There is light but also decay. Both are necessary, both are wanted.
    Without either, there would be no regrowth, no new beginning.

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  12. Hi Ellen: I have more editing plans for these pics, stay tuned!

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  13. Hi Linda: What a lovely thing to say!

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  14. Hi Vicky: The colors are earthy and warm - reminding one of all that is good about home.

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  15. Hi Friko: So easily accepted when applied to mother nature ... a little more difficult when we apply it to ourselves ... well, for me, anyway ...

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  16. that kinda beauty gives us hope....for when we are a little more dried up...smiles.

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  17. You find some truly enlightening quotes. Most poignant and complemented by wonderful photography.

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  18. ahhh yes bonnie. beautiful words and while i suffer the loss of colour as autumn slowly fades away, i deeply appreciate the glory of the fading away itself. steven

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  19. What a great Virginia Wolfe quote . . . I don't think I've ever run across it.

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  20. The poems and the photos go together like cookies and milk! The flowers are beautiful even saying goodbye.

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