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The Unexpected Bliss of Lateness

It’s not often that I thank Bear profusely for being late (particularly since it’s usually ME who’s tardy!), but yesterday morning I couldn’t help myself.

We were heading to town for a fancy-shmancy breakfast date at McDonald’s when he remembered something back at the house. He parked in the driveway and hoofed it back to do his errand and I climbed out of the car to stretch my legs.

Then stopped.

And stared.

At this.

As far as I could see, fields were turned into dancing waves of gold by the rising sun.

I felt like I’d been transported from our simple little farm to a fairyland where the meadows were made of spun glass in burnished copper, bronze, and gold.

I was speechless and could only laugh and sigh in utter delight as the sun rose higher and the grasses grew brighter, seeming to glow from within.

I spotted a tiny, fluffy dandelion hidden down in the darkness where the sun couldn’t penetrate, and had to bring him up into the light where he could sparkle and glimmer too.

I’ve carried the brilliance of those moments with me ever since, returning to these images over and over again, reveling in the delicious sense of well-being and warmth they impart.

What images or words do you keep returning to this week? I’d love to hear about them. πŸ™‚

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Jocy - Wow. Again, such beautiful, peaceful photos!

A Glowing Sunrise and Maple Cinnamon Coffee » Rambling Tart - […] Bear chuckled, very pleased with himself, as I dashed about exclaiming in wonder and absolute bliss as the misty fields were suffused with golden light. […]

Jeanne Horak - Wonderful images – especially the dandelion!

Krista - Hi @9838c08214a1512ab078c10d6f670898:disqus πŸ™‚ It is lovely to meet you. Cathy is one of my favorite people on the web, so I’m delighted to meet any friend of hers. πŸ™‚

anne - Beautiful photos … Hi , I have just come over from Cathy’s blog Wandering Sheila .. to say HI .. my grandchildren love blowing dandelions ..

Krista - That is lovely, @2e9ab2959e1b85bed05027e406bed120:disqus πŸ™‚ I’m so glad this could bring back such happy memories for you. πŸ™‚

WarmQuilts - “Dandelion” – our father’s favorite photo (of my twin sister and me) is when we were 3 years old, and blowing on a dandelion together. He loved it so much, he enlarged it to poster-size. Thanks for your lovely photo that served as a reminder to me.

What We’re Into: 3.29.2013 | this vintage moment - […] when I need a quiet moment, I come back to this post. The pictures are full of light and wonder and I feel myself lighten just looking at […]

Krista - Thank you, @google-01bbdd9fc7f53cd54265810538a0c5c5:disqus πŸ™‚ I haven’t listened to Grieg in far too long. I need to remedy that. πŸ™‚

Krista - I think focusing on chocolate ice cream is a BRILLIANT idea, and now I’m craving it. πŸ™‚ Thanks, @twitter-138546900:disqus

Krista - I love your comment, @48863519405b297f7368332c765306b8:disqus You made me burst out laughing. πŸ™‚

Krista - Thank you, @facebook-500212569:disqus πŸ™‚ I’m so glad they delight you too! XO

Ken Powell - Everyone else is ahead of me and said it all – those are just fabulous photos [again]. Today is a good day for quiet music – the timeless music of Grieg at present.

Maureen - Wonderful photos and it’s a perfect weekend to ponder what images and words come to mind. We can focus on good images and words and we’ll be much happier. I think I’ll foxus on chocolate ice cream today. πŸ™‚

Lauryl Lane - holy gorgeousness!!!!!

Andi Perullo de Ledesma - My god these photos are amaaaaaaazing!!!!!!!

Krista - I absolutely love that, @katyabroad:disqus!! I can’t wait to see what beautiful images you are creating these days. πŸ™‚ xo

Krista - Thank you so much, dearest @37854c7777b9b21d0ae36d3aa8184779:disqus xo I can’t wait until you are here looking at it with me in person. πŸ™‚

Krista - I shall meet you here, dear @facebook-100001665607063:disqus πŸ™‚

Krista - I love your description of it, dear @080ab71864c97dde186f2f3c101d5885:disqus Beautiful. πŸ™‚

katyabroad - What a beautiful place you live in! Gorgeous photos. It is my food photos I have been returning to this week – for once feeling satisfied in my progress as a food photographer – I am nowhere near brilliant yet, but it is nice to look back on older photos and see how much I have learnt.

Marie - Lovely lovely place you live. Thank you so much for capturing it for us so that we can share.

Breanne Mosher - These are breathtaking, Krista. I got goose bumps as I read and sat here, just drinking in that light. I think I’ll return here a few more times this week. =) XO

rain - oh krista. what a holy-hush moment. so glad you were able to capture this.

Krista - It absolutely was, @joanneeatswellwithothers:disqus πŸ™‚ And I gave Bear a hearty chuckle upon his return to the car when I gushed, “Thank you SO much for being late!” πŸ˜‰

Krista - I’m glad they resonate with you too, @d58b26e263bfdbd99d844b965c5cbbfb:disqus XO

Joanne (eats well with others) - That gorgeous landscape was definitely worth delaying breakfast for a bit!

bellini - I have nothing to relate and no inspirations of my own for this week, but I can see the wonder in these photos Krista.

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