Embrace each moment, each person….

The world is rich with diversity in nature and it’s people. That’s what makes it so wondrous. Today the brilliance and awesomeness of each of us feels dimmed because of multiple, hatred attacks to too many. May we grieve and know that it is OUR love and faith that will make each day most special; each moment a miracle unto itself. May we be strengthened by each sweet moment today. May we embrace each other and radiate the love that makes life wonderful. ………….Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Possibilities…

Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

I look at this fall image and think

Of maturing, ripening possibilties

Seeds are quietly forming

New cycles of life

New changes for growth

New changes for change

New possibilities

Others may see a final sequence

Others may see the end

Others may see farwell

Others feel dispair, hopelessness

Remember life is rich

In cycles of possibilities

Look for the seeds of hope in

Your life

Look for the possibilities that others

Cannot yet see.

Look for future miracles.

Harvest those seeds and nuture

Possibilities.

Winter blessings…

May your days be

full of miracles,

large and small.

I wish you faith, hope and love.

May you have faith as

You set hope-filled goals which

Include love

Love for yourself and

Love for others.

Faith that spirng will arrive at winter’s end. Hope that the robins’ return as plants waken from dormancy. Love for all of God’s “routine” miracles. ….nothing is routine about miracles. Each is wondrous. Happy New Year. Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

Time’s a changing…

Fall mums in mass across from Lincoln Park, in the Lake View neighborhood of Chicago. Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

While most perennials are going to seed a few new blooms brighten the landscape. Copyright 2017 Pamela Breirberg

Autumn brings a physical change in the weather and Midwest landscape. This week a nearby condominium replaced summer flowers with these hardy Mums. They are hardy officially but still considered as annuals in the Chicago area; they aren’t “hardy” enough for Lake Michigan’s winter temps. Other flowers are in their final bloom cycle as blossoms fade in color and turn to textured seed heads bringing a new element of design and pattern to the garden. During this time of change, pods begin bursting so that puffs of feathery seeds are dispersed in hopes of ensuring future generations. Among the fading petals and growing seeds there are some late bloomers adding perennial colors to the scene.

Embrace the changes in the season. Embrace changes that are natural. At this time of year, it’s easy for me to be reflective and to realize changes in my life and myself during the past year. Somehow this “end” of season time of year brings renewed energy and purpose to me. May you marvel and feel empowered from your own changes this past year. May you find energy and passion to be able to embrace changes in your life. May change be positive and meaningful for each of us.

I write all this realizing it’s a challenging time as we strive to come to terms with other’s choices and decisions. Other’s choices can make us feel dis empowered and hopeless. We always have a choice in how we react to others and their actions. The fact that we have our own power and choice is what keeps me optimistic.

 

Milkweed seed has been temporarily caught by a spiny seed-head. Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

Fading Hydrangea bloom; many collect dried flowers for their continued beauty. Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

 

Reverential fear…

Stay safe everyone in Irma’s path. Midwesterners are credited with strong health and stamina because they deal with multiple seasons and weather events. But those that live on a sea coast are the most determined to be resilient against nature’s energetic presence. Prayers for wisdom and calm as you deal with Irma’s invasion.

These images share the subtle beauty along Florida’s seashore.

Hunker down in a secure location fellow Floridians. God be with you. Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

The beauty of the coast shall return. Nature is healing as well. Copyright 2017, Pamela Breitberg

Power and brilliance. Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

 

Cheer for Cherry blossoms…

Walking along Lake Michigan’s shores in Chicago Lincoln Park I was graced with the springtime explosion of these bright cheery blossoms. “Hope springs eternal”; but here spring brings forth eternal hope.

Budding Cherry blossom. Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

Cluster of spring blooms on tree. Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

Springtime greens…

Faith sometimes wane during the grey days of winter. If springtime seems soooooooo long ago, I offer this image from 2016 to stir your thoughts. The Iris‘ violet flower takes backstage to its crisp green new leaves. Look closely to the flower’s petal on the far right and you’ll spot a newly emerged springtime grasshopper. The background echos the green hues with greening trees and a green tinge to the South Pond in Lincoln Park, Chicago.

Bearded Iris brings promise of warmer days along South Pond in Lincoln Pond, Chicago. Copyright 2016, Pamela Breitberg

Time is evidenced in this image showing that spring has been progressing rapidly. The Iris bloom appears to be one of the last of this season; the other blooms are dried and wilted. Iris is one of the first blooms after a long winter’s dormancy. Soon blooms will be displaced with prolific green progress.

Prayer for new miracles…

 

Calmer day in Ft. Lauderdale. Copyright 2016, Pamela Breitberg

Calmer day in Ft. Lauderdale. Copyright 2016, Pamela Breitberg

May Matthew’s raid wane soon.

May the returning tranquility

Be a calming comfort to all.

May we once again revel

In daily miracles around each of us.

Calmer days of BugFest 2016, Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida. Copyright 2016, Pamela Breitberg

Calmer days of BugFest 2016, Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida. Copyright 2016, Pamela Breitberg

 

May you awaken refreshed and renewed…

This is a day that finds me most aware of my the many blessings in my life. Some are large and obvious to many. Some are small and would easily go unnoticed if I had not taken some quiet moments to not think about myself. A blessed Easter or Passover to you. Happy Spring to everyone; may springtime awaken your senses and help you realize the great wonders around you.

Three perennial Crocus rise from the warming  Earth. Copyright 2015, Pamela Breitberg

Three perennial Crocus rise from the warming Earth. Copyright 2015, Pamela Breitberg

Three crocus from overhead, copyright 2015 Pamela Breitberg

Three crocus from overhead; perspective always makes a difference.  copyright 2015 Pamela Breitberg