Saturday, July 30, 2011

An Army of Angels

One can never have too many angels, don't you think? Even if it were a large army of angels. That would not be too many in my book. Benevolent. Positive. White Light. Healing. Guardian. Prayerful. Even better if I could surround myself with them. Or, maybe I am and I just don't know it!

This angel lives in our front yard on a faux rock that my husband built. The rock. not the angel. Just want to make that clear. I love the fact that she is in a vigilance of prayer.

And this lacey pattern cast by the bamboo is not far from her. Together each day, they greet the morning sun. Along with the birds.

It's the simple, unadorned things like this in life that bring me quiet and private moments of joy just by bearing witness to it. And, it is then, that I am in the moment as much as I will ever be. And I am filled with gratitude.

Simplicity is one of the greatest gifts.

"Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see."  
(Martin Luther King) 

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EG Wow said...

The bamboo shadow looks so elegant to me. :)

Ms. Becky said...

I agree with EG. this post is splendid. words & photos.

Ralph said...

I agree with your sentiments on angels - God's protectors for us, the amount of kindness they provide are wonderful. In prayer - naturally! The bamboo falls over this angelic presence, adding a cooling shade that allows the angel's prayerful mood no distractions. Too many angels - never!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

The bamboo shadows are exquisite--oh, heck, they're just plain sexy!


Shadows above me,
Shadows below;
Some shadows swift and
Some shadows slow;
All of these shadows,
It’s plain to see,
Are my compadres—
Sweet company!

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Scissor Those Shadows!

LauraX said...

Lovely angel shadow and the bamboo is so pretty too!

MyMaracas said...

Beautiful. I really like the pattern cast by the bamboo. And one can never have too many angels.

sarayutouched said...

love your angel and my crazy...'cause it seems like i've loved them before. lovely sentiments!!! happy weekend!!!

Kay L. Davies said...

Wonderful, Paula.

—Kay, Alberta, Canada

Spadoman said...

Your last paragraph about your reflections is very powerful. If I can achieve those moments even occasionally, I feel blessed. The angels do surround you. You feel it, that's why you wrote it. The shadow shot of the angels has a twist to it that I like. Nice work all around.


Sylvia K said...

Beautiful shadow shots and equally beautiful sentiments, Paula! I do so agree with you! Hope your weekend is going well!


Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very nice post.


Catherine said...

what lovely delicate shadow shots - love the monochrome too

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

I really love your thoughts behind your share of photos!!! Calming shadows in both.

Stop by if you find time and see my

Have a terrific Sunday.

Joan said...

I agree, simplicity is the best.
Beautiful shadows.

Cassie said...

The bamboo shadows are so pretty...could be a design on cloth. Yes, I am also grateful...those angels have probably kept us from more harm than we can imagine. Have a great week ahead!


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