Wednesday, April 27, 2011

52 Photos Project / Week One / Nourish

Reaching High

This week has begun 52 Photos Project with Bella Cirovic.  I met Bella at Squam by the Sea and she is doing amazing things with written word and photography.  

The theme for this week was {Nourish}.  It could be anything we wanted, we just had to find a photo and share one that followed that theme.  I went through all of my photos, looked in the back yard at all the beautiful flowers beginning to bloom and thought I was going in that direction.  Until I went back through my photos and found this collection of beautiful birch trees with the sun popping through.  I knew this was the one! Nourishment . . . I thought of reaching . . . reaching high and the feeling of being strengthened.  I came up with these thoughts:

When we are reaching for something new we step out of our comfort zones
We tend not to lean on our own understanding
Reaching for our dreams is nourishment to the soul
I can imagine all kinds of possibilities
Growth within happens when we reach
Sometimes we don't quite reach far enough and that is okay
At times I am fearful to reach out
Nourishing my creative spirit is reaching for greater things
The beautiful sun nourishes our world, we take that for granted
Nourishing comes in many sources:
faith, friends, experiences, growth, love, art, words, hugs, music, nature, dreams, sharing, goals, photography, poetry, prayer, ideas, meditation, love of family, hardships.

I ask you today . . . where does your nourishing come from?


  1. Look, I figured out how to comment!! Yay! I bookmarked your friends blog - it's a really cool idea - free inspiration every week :) Love your picture, beautiful blue sky.

  2. mmmmm.....i am sitting here with tears. you make me
    think donna and i thank you for that.


  3. You are a teacher, Donna Lee. Thank you for sharing your wisdom with me.

    Love you!

  4. What a beautiful project this is and your words fit beautifully with the picture. It reminds me of being a little girl laying down in the grass and looking for something.... xoRobin

  5. Donna,
    I stumbled ionto your blog today and what a beautiful gift. So much inspiration and beauty. I am also focusing on “reaching” and loved your words, and the beautiful photo.
    I am looking forward to visiting with you again soon.


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