Sunday, October 7, 2007

The Solace of Sunlit Spaces

Every once in awhile, I come upon a cozy natural space that makes my heart sing. It could be shaded or sunlit, overgrown, or open and windswept. It could be leafy or pebble-strewn. It could be low-lying as in a marsh, or elevated like a granite outcrop where I can sit and feel the sunlight on my shoulders while taking in an awesome and inspiring view.

Such places give me solace, fill my soul with joy, mystery, and renewed hope for the world.

This past summer while canoeing, I came upon some half rotted tree trunks burgeoning out of the muck of the overgrown lake shore. I thought that even in their decay, they have their own beauty. After all, they speak of the infinite and continuously unfolding life cycles that play out all over our gorgeous planet.

I want to share a few of these views with you. I'll post more when I find them. I thank God for the sunlight, for the pristine peace of the lake, and for these quiet outposts of life and life that has passed. They all speak to me of Eternity.

Image and text c Lynda Lehmann.


  1. Hi Lynda! Fantastic Post! I placed you in a Spring Widget On Brians Site and made a post there to answer the question of how to put music on your site. I use the free players on my sites because I can create a playlist free using thier music search engine, but with your fabulous photos you might want to use the Stickham Playes as you can add your downloaded music*** remember to set it on autoplay when you design it! Floyd Craig
    here is the post:

    If You want the Player I use click on the Create a Playlist button and get one free.It's at the bottom of the above link.

  2. Thanks for stopping by, Floyd! And thanks for your help. I did put the Stickam player at the bottom of my page, and was going to ask you about how to get it to play when the page loads. And now you've told me. Thank you so much! Can't wait to get the music going....

  3. I just love the way the reflections mirror the stumps and growth around them. It's like the stumps are looking in the mirror to see how old they are. Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

  4. Lynda, I love things like this, too, and have a similar picture of a tree along a creek bank with a network of roots running horizontally.

    The reflections in your photos are fabulous!

  5. Cindy, I never thought of that, but now that you mention it, it seems to fit!

  6. Kylee, where can I see your photo that you mention?

  7. So beautiful! Thanks for posting the photos and the inspiring thoughts.

  8. Hi Helen! Thanks for stopping by. You know I enjoy looking at your work, as well!

  9. Hey Lynda

    Serenity and Life and 2 things that popped into my mind when I look at those photos you posted here. I love them, thank you :)


  10. Linda, your photos are breathtaking. The nature photography is top notch but your yellow door leaves me speechless. Thanks for leaving a note on my blog as well. : Grace and Peace,

  11. Hi James,

    Serenity is something I yearn for and don't find in myself very often. That's why I like to LOOK at it!

    Thanks for stopping by.

  12. Hi Nora,

    I can't imagine a place filled with more charm, magic, and history than Italy. All those arches, balconies, and alleyways, with a Medieval feel emanating from them....

    I'm glad you liked "The Yellow Door."

  13. What wonderful photographs. I visiting your blog. Thank you for sharing the world which you capture so beautifully.

  14. I'm glad you enjoyed my photos, Mr. Grudge! Thanks for stopping by...

  15. Hi Lynda, these are cool images, sometimes I really enjoy looking at something I cannot see right away, these are very nice compositions. Anna :)


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