Friday, January 18, 2013

Inner joy

Hello dear friends… Oh the weather outside is frightful… I so hope this freezing January evening finds you comfortably warm—a nice fire burning brightly on you hearth while frost jewels sparkle and glow outside…

It is so nice to be able to come here—this special place I so dearly love. Talking to you and telling you the little stories of my life it really is a catharsis… although really, sometimes I think it’s just me and my computer in an absolute lonesome Universe. Thank you to those of you who take the time to say hello and assure me that I’m not alone.

Thank you also for your comments, and to those of you who emailed me with your concerns about my last post. I'm overjoyed, because I have recuperated a great portion of my photographs by accessing Picasa and from my blogs. Some of the photographs I will never get back, but I have what I need. And there’s always a beginning to every end. Life is a great magician you know; it reconstructs itself and its moments again and again. So I will forget what’s behind and start anew. Make new memories; new recollections. Oh, and about my Wicket Witch of the West at the office… well, we don’t have to live our life in “Victimville” do we? However, it is hard to escape certain situations in life; particularly when your boss is the one being downright abusive. He has the complete control over your most basic human needs, your ability to put food on the table and a roof over your head, and I need a job. And besides, I’m not a quitter. So I will build a shield of indifference around me and work extra hard on seeing life, and people, through difference lenses. Optimism and positive thinking is so important to our wellbeing. Looking on the bright side of life surely helps. Replacing negative thoughts with positive ones takes practice, but this is so necessary.

It's all good -- really! :-)

Finding the lost—what delight and joy that is! And what a blessing it has been to be able to relived old times; the remembrances and joys of moments in time forever gone, but too, captured forever through photographs. What a blessing. I've discovered many photographs which I hadn’t seen in years and even had forgotten I had them. I so enjoyed seeing them again. See, there’s always a positive side of everything. I am totally thrilled. Here are some of my lost and found pictures… enjoy!

Just looking at those photographs lift up my spirit... I'm so so ready for the arrival of spring...  oh oh are you feeling what I'm feeling?  I don't know why, but these words keep coming to my thoughts... and to my lips: "You are my strength when I am weak, you are the treasure that I seek.... when I fall down, You pick me up, when I am dry, You fill my cup... You are my all in all"...

Blessings my friend! 

You are welcome to pin my pics. Credit is always appreciated.


  1. Cielo, it is good to see your post, and to know that you are seeing things in a hopeful and positive way. What a great side effect of loosing your images...seeing old favorites! Yay! One thing I have always loved about visiting your blog is seeing your world through your camera lens. What amazing images you take. You already see the world through your own beauty, and that is how your images come out to us. Always beauty!
    Just like you are sharing with us today : )
    You are beautiful! Inside and out!

  2. I'm so happy that you retrieved some of your pics. They are treasures! Your blog warms the soul, which I really needed after my moody day today. Thanx
    'love & hugs from afar'

  3. Hi Cielo
    ypur photos are amazing...
    and is cold right now......burrrr
    and do not miss.....




    it is FUN :)
    Håkan ( The Roseman)

  4. Hi Cielo....I'm here in the universe with you & I adore you. You're images create a world I'd love to be able to twitch my nose & pop into on a whim.

    I'm Debra Anne from GIPSY in the PARLOUR.... Lovely Saturday to you, xo

  5. Ms Cielo... I ADORE you and your blog! I adore your home. I don't leave many comments, but you must know how very much I appreciate you and your beautiful pictures!! Hang in there and big hugs from Texas!!!

  6. Dear Cielo,
    I feel your pain. I once lost a camera. Within it was the pictures of my one year old daughter in my first garden, playing with freshly picked radishes like they were pretty red balls, while a pet bunny named "Broccoli" was laying beside her. Thirteen years later I found some old film and had it developed.
    The tears streamed down my face.
    The pictures that our minds snap at a moment in time are something that said , "remember me......" For some reason we find it should be remembered. Lost Pictures are like lost parts that we might forget. But, some dreams,..I remember the snapshots that were not developed. I close my eyes and can even smell the air around me. I can put myself in that moment and it is not lost.....

    Please don't worry. Many of the pictures that you lost are in the hearts of those who truly appreciate the words that you write!!!!!

    Owner of Eden

  7. i'm glad your spirits are lifting -- lovely photos make me dream of my garden...

  8. So beautiful,I so enjoyed looking at these lovely images. x


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