Monday, August 19, 2013

Illuminations on a Golden Morning

The morning light streams through lace curtains, waking me from my slumber, 

Creating beautiful patterns of light on the floor. 

 Sunlight dances through trees beyond the kitchen window as I wait for my morning brew. 

Wind chimes give voice to the soft morning breeze. 

Shadows dance and sway as I cup the steaming mug
 and tiptoe barefoot to breathe in the early morning dampness. 

Mount Rainier rises from the mist as I reflect upon my many lovely summers. 

This time of year reminds me of my journey and how I have passed from spring to summer,
 into the fall of my life. 

Like mist, time has slowly drifted away, revealing a soul molded and tempered by many seasons.  

Strengthened by storms, 
illuminated by countless suns of hard earned wisdom, 
nurtured by the gentle rains of love, 
patiently waiting out the long nights of sorrow. 

And like the mighty oak, standing strong. 

Still reaching for the stars. 

This golden season reminds me of the many blessings that have brought me this far. 

The many peaks and valleys that have formed the landscape of my life. 

The seeds of love nurtured into this beautiful season of harvest. 

Wishing you beautiful reflections at this golden time of year. 



  1. Beautiful Karen! I've enjoyed the lights of your life

    Marina from far, far away

  2. Hello Karen - thanks for e beautiful series of mood pictures. Wish you a good day / good new week :) Hugs Hanne Bente

  3. Very nice post! I notice that the bird cages are empy....?

    Greetings from the Netherlands,
    Gert Jan

    1. Thank you, Gert Jan! This bird cage is simply decorative, my bird lives in a very large cage in his own room. A very spoiled bird! Thanks for visiting today! xo

  4. Dearest Karen,
    Lucky you! We have been up all night, fighting again the water... We had such a tremendous rain and all bridges under water, half the yard. The neighborhood is looking like a big lake at certain streets. I feel for those people in their homes. The earth is so saturated that the water has no way to go... And the entire month we will have more and more thunderstorms with few dry days in-between that are not enough to let it dry out. It is stinky, smelly mud what we live in now....
    Hugs and enjoy your sunlight; you are so blessed!

    1. Dear Mariette,
      I am so sorry to hear this! I hope this terrible season of rain will finally end for you, soon. Here in Western Washington we are very familiar with flooding. With our steep hills and mountains, river valleys and lowlands flood on a regular basis every winter and spring. Roads wash out, houses float away and people lose their lives. I pray that you and Pieter stay safe and dry inside your beautiful home until the sun comes out once again. Thinking of you with much love. Hugs, xoxo

  5. Oh Karen what a beautiful way for me to wake up staring at the light that streams through your window. Your words and beautiful photos create a peace that will last through my busy day. Thank you. Hug B

  6. Oh my goodness that windchime reflected by the sun onto that window blind looks like a giant cool!

  7. such gorgeous views! beautiful light and shadow.

  8. Beautiful summer morning...What a lovely way to awaken... Hugs May x x x

  9. Hi Karen,

    Thank you for showing us the light. It looks beautiful shining through your lace curtains and illuminating the mountains and hills around your house!! What an amazing view.....sigh...

    Happy week!

    Madelief x

  10. A gorgeous post, especially detailing the shadows and reflections of the golden light. Perfect! xx

  11. I love how the light shines through inside your home. Such poetic words to accompany your photos. What a gorgeous mountain view, lucky you! :)

  12. You take some lovely photos, morning and evening light product interesting reflections and patterns.

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  14. What beauty in these photos and words. I love this post so much. The sunlight photos are breathtaking... especially through all of the different pieces of glass. And the mighty mountain in the distance - awe-inspiring. It is easy to tell that you are a strong, beautiful, & wise woman.

  15. So gorgeous, Karen! I'm loving all the beautiful photos you're sending our way.

  16. Gorgeous words...just gorgeous. So beautifully written and so very true...wishing you all the happiness in the world dear friend!

  17. Hi sweet Karen! This is one of my favorite posts from you :) It was simply lovely and peaceful. Your photos were perfect as were your words - thank you for sharing. Have a blessed day! Love and hugs!

  18. What a beautifully written reflection on life :) I enjoyed it!

  19. I can hear you from here - for real and you put me into a pondering mood and some reflecting of my own too.. your the best!!!
    My favorite photos today are #2. and #7..

  20. I love how you describe it with words and pictures,it brings them to me here. I love the sunlight dancing on tree. Glorious day!

    Fall is my favorite season too, though I never feel it. But I love to see Autumn on the ground.

    My favorite picture is the last picture. Thanks for sharing Mrs. Karen.
    Praying for you,

  21. The bridal shop is beautiful! is a happy time for your family. I've never been, but I hope one day I can visit Seattle. The time we have now with the kids spend too fast!
    I loved the pictures and words that you did this post. The sunlight, all of this wonderful nature. Like others to see the decor of your home, we like the taste and really inspired me.
    Big kiss for you.

  22. What a beautiful post. I love the photos and thoughts you shared. Blessings. Pamela

  23. Karen the sentiment in this is just so beautiful, and is perfect for the wonderful photos that you have posted. Love your post!


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