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Welcome to my photo journal blog! Here are my first drafts of poetry & prose inspired by my nature photos fresh and #NewThisDay

Welcome to my daily nature blog

Writing from My Photo Stream ~ Kelly DuMar

 

#NewThisDay Writing From My Photo Stream

Charles River Morning View

Charles River Morning View

There was a period of my adult married life with young children when I lived in Florida, not my native New England. My Thanksgivings were spent in the timeless season of tropical beaches. I had a full time private counseling practice and small children. Quiet time for reflective walks - this was a terrible need of mine then, which, for practical purposes, I rarely indulged. One Thanksgiving morning, despite all the pressures of the day ahead, preparing the meal, caring for children, cleaning the house, setting the table - I woke before sunrise and drove a few short miles to Clearwater Beach. I brought my journal. I sat gratefully alone on the white perfection of sand and watched the sun rise over the Gulf of Mexico. Today, I could resurrect the journal entry I wrote that day, but I know without opening that dusty notebook what I felt and intended. That attending to my SELF in the presence of natural beauty is essential nourishment. What I didn't know then, as a young mother, was how bountiful my time for spirit walks would some day become. So, to the young mother on the beach, the journal writer, the woman, I want to say thanks this Thanksgiving. For making time to sustain your spirit when it felt like you had so little time to spare - and trusting your family, your husband, the universe could handle you making this time just for you on a day when there is always too much to do for others.

Black Eyed Susan

Black Eyed Susan

Winterberry on the Charles

Winterberry on the Charles

All photos and text copyright Kelly DuMar, 2016