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Into Something Better // Yosemite National Park, California // September 2017

Sleeping In The Forest  //  by Mary Oliver
I thought the earth remembered me,
She took me back so tenderly
Arranging her skirts
Her pockets full of lichens and seeds.
I slept as never before
A stone on the riverbed,
Nothing between me and the white fire of the stars,
But my thoughts.
And they floated light as moths
Among the branches of the perfect trees.
All night I heard the small kingdoms
Breathing around me.
The insects and the birds
Who do their work in darkness.
All night I rose and fell,
As if water, grappling with luminous doom.
By morning I had vanished at least a dozen times
Into something better.


// a bit about our group //
We as a group of artist mothers from all over the world are making it our priority to turn off the tv/video games so that we can give our children the sacred experience to connect with the fast disappearing natural world. We will freelens our adventures into the wild and share them through this monthly project.
This is a special Blog circle, full of incredible artists from all over the world. Please follow along through the whole loop to enjoy the wealth of talent. Next blog, Heather of Heather Lindsey Robinson, who was one of the first photographers I came across that had me jumping from my seat. She is a true inspiration.

Magical. It’s the only word I continue to find my way back to.

No other words seem to carry the weight of this most special of all places.

I remember running amongst these same trees, in the same shadows of these granite walls, and over the same constant flow of waters,

years younger, the same age, and even in years beyond the ages of these five cousins.

This was our favorite place, and now it will be there’s too.

A special place all their own, and they too will find no words…just magical.

I so appreciate you taking the time to journey through a small corner of Yosemite National Park with me. Please make sure to keep on to Heather’s “Into Something Better”
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  • September 27, 2017 - 8:03 pm

    Barb Toyama - Wow, what a magical place! You captured the majesty and beauty and the children’s awe of it so perfectly.ReplyCancel

  • September 28, 2017 - 4:16 pm

    Léa - Oh Kelly, i love these. the boys look so little and nature so majestic. fantastic images. xo, LéaReplyCancel

  • September 29, 2017 - 4:34 pm

    Melissa L - Kelly, you really captured the majestic feel of this place. I have never been and I loved seeing it through your eyes and hearing about how it was the very most special place to you. the lines in your compositions are so good and the feeling of awe from the 5 cousins, so pure. the last shot is my favorite and could be made huge as a print.♥ReplyCancel

  • October 2, 2017 - 1:50 pm

    Kate Cuenoud - Stunningly and beautifully captured. The image of the pink sky, mountains and focus on the river touched me so deeply. What an amazing adventure you had! xxoo Kate.ReplyCancel

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