see anew

By Rachel Awes on January 6, 2011

sometimes going somewhere else
(in my case recently, northern mn woods)
helps me to see anew
& this began w/the encouragement to
slow down
& look up

& all around me

& always within~
sharing now
such branches
& love
to what filters through
your eyes.

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  1. nacherluver says:

    Lovely sentiment.
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Eden says:

    Yep, works for me too!! S.L.O.W.I.N.G down, because if I allowed it I’d get too lost in all the demands of me and my time!! Best to you Relaxin’ Rachel, enjoy this year at Your Pace 😀

  3. Lisa says:

    Loving a speed limit of 10 today!
    Branches, what wonderful light seekers.

  4. What a brilliant sign:)
    And such Narnian beauty
    …s~l~o~w~i~n~g down to
    enjoy and taking this
    gentle pace inside myself.
    Branchlife brings me
    such peace
    …thank you.

  5. Suz says:

    Thank you, Rachel. You make this city look so beautiful right now.

  6. Kim Mailhot says:

    slowing down and using new eyes is always a good thing.
    You are so beautiful, Miss Rachel !
    Light and love to you !

  7. I could go 10mh everday. Especially with coffee and a good book.

  8. Yael says:

    This last photo Rachel – oh I would like to walk that path right now, leaving my present in the snow…

  9. S. Etole says:

    we see so much beauty when we slow down …

  10. Wonder what we all would see if we would just slow down and look at what’s around us……Eyes to see is definitely a gift but one freely given……Thanks for the reminder….

    Such beauty in these pictures….

  11. wanda miller says:

    i got IT…i LOVE it..and after i make a pretty card for IT, my sister will cry and i will LOVE that because i LOVE her so much and YOOU!!! xoxoxo P.S. Beautiful snowy pictures to just burrow in!

  12. elizabeth says:

    I have not been to northern Minnesota in years. It remains gorgeous.

    Happy New Year!

  13. thanks so much for the reminder

  14. Cathy Bueti says:

    Just beautiful Rachel! What a lovely reminder to us all . . . that we need to slow down! 🙂

  15. Diana Evans says:

    oh wow!!! this is so beautiful!!!! I can see how this would inspire!!!

  16. softearthart says:

    Great words, I could do with looking around more and slowing my pace, cheers from New Zealand, Marie

  17. chrissy says:

    oh wonderful friend…
    i love treading along your branches and see the view.
    i especially LOVE the last one.
    missing you
    stay warm


  18. Megan Coyle says:

    Looks like a lovely winter wonderland 🙂 hope you’re enjoying the wilderness!

  19. ELK says:

    i like the way you captured bits and pieces with each photo ..learning all the while from nature herself..happy weekend friend!!

  20. lori vliegen says:

    sometimes slowing down is exactly what we need! this looks like a beautiful trip! xox, :)))

  21. Kolleen says:

    seriously i just want to drink your words in.

    loving you so

  22. LauraX says:

    so beautiful Rachel. I have a favorite photo I took in vt a few years ago…I was at a stop sign and beyond the stop sign is a building that has been painted with a lovely mural of a Buddha…STOP…slow down…pay attention to THIS moment.

  23. taking you advice to stop and BREATHE DEEP this morning…

  24. Jennifer says:

    I hate the cold but how trees look when they are covered in a blanket of white just makes me smile from ear to ear. These pictures are beautiful. xoxo

  25. leonie.wise says:

    i can see sunshine and blue skies above me right now.

    i see feet covered with dirt from playing outside

    hands, covered with dust from brushing horses

    soul, filled with joy from spending time in my homeland

    happy new year to you friend (from under southern skies)

    (photos from nz on my blog now)

  26. Carissa says:

    *gasp*! is this the same road we walked down in october?! it’s so gorgeously blanketed…. with new life hiding below. sort of how i’m feeling right now in fact, like something under the surface is taking shape… mmm… i must remember to take it slow, easy, trust, and savor my seasons!


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