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Into Something Better // Yosemite National Park // Thanksgiving, 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.


// Yosemite National Park, Thanksgiving 2017 //

Here we find ourselves again.

How often is it we find our shadows lost in the shadows of iconic granite giants?

This valley of majesty and grace pulls our hearts for another round of falling in love all over again, just as we have every time before.

My greatest wishes

this beauty always pulls a flutter of new, shiny, and happy.

this beauty is never becomes anything less than magical.

this beauty pulls your heart to it’s valley,

again, again, again.

Keep the Blog Circle Going!

Thank you, thank you, thank you for journeying through to the very end. Now continue the journey with the incredibly talented and always inspirational Celeste Pavlik, and then keep on going until you’ve walked around the whole freelensed world and seen all the amazing posts.

Click Here for Celeste’s Blog.

// 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.
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  • December 1, 2017 - 9:07 am

    Nikki - Again??!! Yes please bring images from Yosemite again and again. I love that your children are snuggled my these incredible mountains, and so grateful there are still such majestic places to find solace. Nix xxReplyCancel

  • December 1, 2017 - 9:20 pm

    Cindy - Oh, my word! How majestic. You have captured a sense of adventure and those mountains…wow!ReplyCancel

  • December 1, 2017 - 9:29 pm

    Kate Cuenoud - I feel more alive having looked at these images. Thank you for sharing this beauty. Where photography creates the icon, freelensing brings the icon back to the form of a memory.ReplyCancel

  • December 1, 2017 - 9:45 pm

    Léa - so grandiose!!! i love the juxtaposition of your little ones and the big mountains. What a beautiful post. I want to visit even more. xxx, LéaReplyCancel

  • December 2, 2017 - 12:48 am

    Barb - Wow Kelly. What a breathtaking set of images. I love how you captured the scale of these majestic mountains and the tiny humans exploring them. That black and white portrait of your son front of the mountain range and forest took my breath away.ReplyCancel

  • December 2, 2017 - 2:22 am

    Sherri - Oh my goodness, I am so glad you could join us this month. What a beautiful place, the way you see the world is so inspiring!ReplyCancel

  • December 2, 2017 - 4:14 pm

    Celeste Pavlik - Oh goodness what an amazing place to visit. I have never been!! I love seeing Yosemite through yours and your children’s eyes. beautiful work <3ReplyCancel

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