Sunday, July 25, 2010


once again i have fallen prey

to the spell of nature

bewitched by its stunning visual beauty

my soul is sucked in


like a cork bobbing on the surface

but held captive by the throes

of a mighty whitewater rapids

it’s my source, my balm, my healer

i cave in to its demands

i am weak, i let go

melting into a pool

of liquid crimson wax

helpless beside the heat of the flame

i am putty in its hands.

(all photos taken on the glacier hike,
great basin national park,
eastern nevada)

yes, we are back and i have lots to share....
little by little.
i hope to catch up with all of the blogs very soon -
can't wait to see what you have all been up to!!
meantime, i will also be going back into retreat-planning mode,
details HERE.


  1. Spectacular Patty. Words and photos. Such a great combination and always done with such grace and artistic ability. Good luck with your retreat planning - do wish I could be there.

  2. Oh my gosh Patty, your photos are gorgeous:) I love never ceases to amaze me!

    "Nature has always been for me, a source of solace, inspiration, adventure and delight; a home, a teacher, a companion." ~L. Anderson

  3. I am spellbound too. Just gorgeous.

  4. dear Patty-we are SO in sync it's actually kind of scary!! The way you write about nature is EXACTLY the way I feel! Seriously! I commune with nature on a daily basis-talk to trees, thank the grass, pay homage to flowers and...the SKY and black earth leave me trembling. I don't often tell others about these things because, well...they already think I am a little uh.."out there!!" I love your pics-I am glad you had a wonder-FULL journey to fill your heart and soul. You are going to LOVE the book Broken Open BTW. It is an amazing read. I simply devoured it. Hugs xxx

  5. i just LOVE your eye behind the lens.
    i have missed it and missed you.
    i KNOW how hard it is to play "catch up"...i am in that process as we speak...well, write!

  6. soooooo gor-juss!!!
    so happy to be back amongst all of my favorite blogs....i have missed you!!!
    i am home today and tomorrow then off again so trying to get caught up in the meantime.

    looks like things are well in your sweet corner!
    sending you a big hug and love, love, love!!



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