"We become what we think about." ~ Earl Nightingale

Welcome to Sacred Ruminations

I hope you'll look around & leave comments
then visit me at my new blog ...

Giraffe Journal

and/or website ... Labyrinth Journal
both self-hosted at WordPress
where I publish as myself
rather than under a

I've not had much time for posting or blog visits, but if you're interested I hope you'll find time to check out my new blog, Giraffe Journal or my Labyrinth Journal website ... both self hosted at WordPress.

Thanks for your visit and have a delightful day ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Friday, May 30, 2008

HF #44 & OSI: Week 13 - Reflection

The prompt for Week 13: Reflection

Thanks to Scylla at Law & Motherhood for this cool Haiku button

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Henningsen Gardens - Taos, New Mexico

Mirrored images
captured with my digital
camera ... I sat

on the bank & wrote
reflecting upon the week
filling pages with

memories & thoughts
with my pencil on the page
precursors of my

Small Reflections 'blog'
late October of last year ...

in addition to
Sacred Ruminations. Now
each 'reflects' who I

am as I explore
a transition from 'closet
writer' to Blogger.

Gradually my
comfort level grows with each
piece I choose to share

and your responses
left in comments as you stop
by for a visit.

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Click for Volume #43
(3 challenges in a single post)
at Small Reflections
and for others participating this week:
One Single Impression

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For a Mr. Linky to other Haiku Fridays
go to A Mommy Story or
Playgroups are no Place for Children.

To see more previous Haikus,
click on the Haiku Friday label below this post
or in the sidebar under About Me.

Thought for Today
"Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action." Peter Drucker


Mike Golch said...

I like the garden,thanks for the photo.

Sai Hijara - Ferraris said...

Beautiful words...resonates that beautiful photo!

SandyCarlson said...

I love the way you bring this world into your poetry. You make everything beautiful.

Raven said...

What a lovely photo and a lovely reflection on your blogging experience. Well done.

storyteller said...

Mike – Finding this garden in Taos (within walking distance of the retreat center) delighted me … especially when I encountered a Chocolate Lab with a tennis ball … looking for someone to play with much as Molly does. I’ve a photo in the sidebar at Small Reflections of him.

Mariposa – Thanks for lovely the feedback on my reflective ‘Ku and photo ;--)

SandyCarlson – I so appreciate your supportive comments as I struggle with myself to share (rather than hide) what I write. I am gradually gaining some confidence & an increasing comfort level on each of my blogs … and that’s such a relief.

Raven – I found this spot near the Mable Dodge Luhan house in Taos quite inspiring last summer, and this week’s prompt seemed like the perfect opportunity to ‘reflect’ on my journey as a ‘blogger’ … while revisiting those memories.

I hope you’re each enjoying your weekend. Finding your comments here generated a smile on my face and warmth in my heart. I’m grateful …
Hugs and blessings,

Roswila said...

You are most welcome, storyteller. You do all the work. :-) We just get to enjoy it.

Eve said...

Beautiful reflections - both verbal and non.

Anonymous said...

"with each
piece(of life) I(u) choose to share"_ it's another ray of sunshine..thank u..

Joyce said...

I'm so glad you're blogging, Storyteller. :)
I'm really enjoying getting to know you. :)

Karen said...

What a lovely photo--and lovely garden! I can't believe I didn't see it!

storyteller said...

I appreciate all your supportively encouraging comments so very much and sincerely apologize for being so SLOW to respond here. If I’ve not been to your blog recently, I’ll do my best to drop by today … though that said … I’m headed for Retired Ladies Lunch this morning no matter what because I need this ‘monthly connection’ with friends in the REAL world!

I hope all is well with you and yours … that your days are peace-filled and interesting every day.
Hugs and blessings,

Anonymous said...

wondering where the Hensington Gardens are! I stumbled upon your blog through my friend's gratitude journal blog - I think you left a comment there - enjoyed reading through your blog and seeing your lovely pics.....

storyteller said...

Kierstenfigureski – Hensington Gardens is located next door to the historic Mabel Dodge Luhan House and Reteat Center in Taos, New Mexico where I attended a week-long Writers Retreat last summer. You might also enjoy a collage of other ‘garden photos’ I shared here shortly after this post. I've been learning to use Photoshop Elements and practicing new skills ... sharing as I go.

Thanks so much for dropping by Sacred Ruminations and I hope you'll visit again. I highly recommend the MDL Retreat Center as a vacation destination. You can find out more about it online.
Hugs and blessings,