A moment of peace; a moment in time

This is a repost from last year but as I’m sitting here, lost in it, seeking the peace I felt the day I took it, I couldn’t help but share it again.

Peace in the park - by Grainne

Life can overwhelm us so often.  Sometimes things seem like they’re going well at 8 am on a Monday and by lunchtime, the entire world has shifted on its axis and you find you’ve lost your footing in places you didn’t even realize you had a strong grip.  That’s the way things work for me, anyway.  This photo; this moment; this peacefulness is where I return to when I lose my way.  Coincidently, it’s the photo that almost everyone who comes into my office at work is instantly drawn to.  So much so, I think I’ve gifted out at least 2 dozen digital copies.  If this brings you any sort of solace, looking into and beyond the leaves and summer softness in this photo, please feel free to write me and I’ll email you a free, full-sized digital copy.

This is one I want to share with anyone who sees in it what I do.

Spring beaches 

We went to the beach yesterday as it was a clear, sunny spring day and there is nothing that calls to me and my heart like bodies of water.  I spent hours….days…of my childhood and teenaged years staring out into the lakes that surround me, watching the endless motion and pull of the tides.  I found much happiness yesterday, in those memories and present moments both. 

Lost and found 

I found an old Dropbox account I used to store photos so I could access them anywhere I was online. Some of my favourite photos were in there. Thought I’d share a few :). Some may be repeats from a few years back but they’re nice enough to post again.  

Cedar wetlands. Home. 

Where I am from, wetlands are the main ecosystem.  There is a beautiful wetland reservation ten min from home that I love to explore. Endless trails lead through cedars, birch and beech trees that provide shelter for many indigenous species.  This spot reminds me that silence is not a natural sound in places so full of life. 💕