Saturday, January 19, 2013

Dawn's Window

rehearses its vignettes






in the shadows.


Black clouds  

parade in stately procession




 white beards of wisdom

float by


 Dawn's Window.


In a northern forest 

whose name

I cannot pronounce

the early sky paints itself

a new shade


On the other side of my world

a bond is made  



and somewhere in 

the deep 

a male seahorse prepares

to spawn its young.


Life beats on

in the womb


whether I'm here


or not








Angelsdoor * Penny said...

This is breathtaking!!! Be still my heart... Your words and images bring such a calm.
Oh how I love the image of the owl.
Be well my dear friend

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Anita,

How very beautiful your post is and yes, even though we are on the other side of the world from each other, we can share the bond of friendship.
The new header pictures are gorgeous and I love the bedroom.
Have a wonderful weekend

Ruben Rivera said...

I like this post. The world is bigger than my poor limitations and responsibilities often allow me to see. But there it all is, whether nor not I'm in the forest to hear the tree fall. Or, if I may add some humor, if the baby hippo splashes in the water and nobody is there to see it, did it happen?

Yer dern tootin'

It's me said...

Wowwwwww........what a post......silence in me......glad to have you as my friend from Far away.......and so close....feel you in my

Kerry said...

I love how you put the images to your words. It must takes hours to find the right photo and it's so worth it. What a beautiful way to wake up. Have a wonderful day!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh dear Anita...I have just gotten up on this Sunday morning and thought I would check in on this beautiful morning! Oh how lovely are these images and the music!!! What a way to start the day...and while I am at it a Cheers to you for the weekend...Much Love, Dzintra xo

Leslie said...

Anita, Simply lovely.. in every way. You speak the truth, as we are friends and share a common bond regardless of location. The colors, the animals, the beauty.. you say it so well:)

..and your new header is so pretty!

Have a wonderful weekend!


Lady of the Woods said...

This makes me want to leave my entire life and go onto a journey of witnessing Nature in all Her Glory....just to be there and have said, I have seen it....all this beauty, with my own eyes. Beautiful.

Sandy at You May Be Wandering said...

Dear Anita, Another lovely vignette to add a smile to my day. Thank you...xoxoxox

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Dear Anita - You've done it again!! Thank you for curating these magical images. Paired with your words, divine!! And I share your love of animals and nature, my friend.
Warm greetings ~

FleaingFrance - French Shopping said...

So magical Anita.
I don't know how you manage to find one image more beautiful than the last, but you always do.
The forest image is divine.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Michelle May said...

As always...a smile is on my face. Love the comment from Ruben as well. Sweet the two of you are. Wish we lived closer. Would love for you to teach me French and how to play the harp. You are like a dream Anita. A most wonderful dream.

wendy said...

Once again, another beautiful post. I need to do a better job of "keeping up",....with my fellow bloggers. I have kind of been dragging my feet.
Wow, those pictures of animals in the womb were pretty incredible.
Beautiful thoughts for me to ponder on this week Anita !!!

Nantucket Daffodil said...

Played the music while I viewed the photos and read your words. So touching!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Thank you for visiting dear friend.
I will return over and over to soak this up.. Just beautiful!

"Create Beauty" said...

O Anita,
This is oh so lovely.


~ Violet

Createology said...

These graphics are alive and your words are beautiful to accompany the photos. Every little creature so small and begins as we did. Blessings...

A Tale of Two Cities said...

Fascinating photos this week, with visionary words to go side by side. Thank God for the beauty and the rhythm of the break of dawn.

Palomasea said...

What a perfectly beautiful way to close the day, my precious and gifted friend...
Your words are luminous, and the living images unbelievable...the miracle of it all...what a joy.
This is the stuff of dreams and I am so blessed to take your creation into dreamland tonight...
Love you so.
- Irina

Lisa Farmer Designs said...

Life IS a beautiful gift. If we would just find the time to welcome it more each day. Another beautiful post Anita. I loved all the gifs and how they are perfectly selected to get your point across. The picture of the forest is breathtaking! Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us in such lovely ways!!

Anonymous said...

it does indeed
beat on..does it
not my dear friend
and how wonderful
that it does
indeed beat on
with all of us!
happy happy Sunday!

helen tilston said...

Dear Anita

Another spectacular post.

The image of the baby elephant is powerful. What a joy to see a baby in the making.

Have a wonderful weekend

Marie - Ange said...

J'ai refermé la porte sur ton monde enchanté et me suis posée dans le vestibule du temps ...
J'ai regardé tes images et j'y ai vu la Vie ...
Merci chère Anita pour ces tendres instants.
Bisous du coeur

Molly The Wally said...

Fabulous as always Anita. What beautiful pictures. Yep Molly here and I so want the fox. Have a super Sunday. Hope it is a good one.
Best wishes Molly

Sharon de Jager said...

Dear Anita, it was the first sentence that resonated in my think you have time...but actually we don' all goes by very very quickly. A beautiful post...thanks for reminding me...Sharon x

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Anita:
It is a most curious thing that one can scarcely believe that so much life goes on under cover of darkness. We can only see a tiny fraction of the wonders of the world in our lifetimes and yet, the miracles just go on and on without our even being aware of them.

How wonderfully you have reminded us today in this beautiful post of all these mysteries. We may not see them,but we can dream of them and, in the dawns of our days, can be truly thankful for all the treasures that do surround us in our daily lives.

Hoping that you are enjoying a joyful weekend, full of amazing dawns!

Ralph said...

Another beautiful thought provoking post. Thank you once again.

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Stunning Anita, my favorite time of day. I rise ridiculously early each day to drink coffee from my special cup, light candles and have a moment of blissful, uninterrupted PEACE. We have owls I can hear, but would love to see this close! Thank you!

Martina said...

Happy sunday Anita! Just came home to see your post and - oh my, i'm totally in love with these animals and their babies! So amazing, how much love is in the world, aside from everything else ... Rain here, melting snow, a day to stay inside and dream. Hope you have a very sweet and delightful day daer friend! xox

The Dutchess said...

Yes..isn't it strange that this world will go on, even when we are not here strange...better leave something this beautiful post..

big hug my dear...mail will follow soon...xoxo


Anonymous said...

As always, breathtaking! I always feel as if I've watched a mini movie. Perhaps you should have been in the film industry. xo

Catherine Robinson said...

You say John Lennon has a way with words... dear do you...a beautiful, thought provoking are so very creative.
Thank you for popping by I love hearing from you...have a wonderful week my very clever blogging friend ;-)

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Good afternoon Anita...It's wonderful to visit you this snowy Sunday afternoon...Oh my, these photographs are just magical (with words to match as always)..I love the way you view the world and seeing it through your eyes whenever I visit you here is always very special!
Thank you so much for visiting me today and your kind words too...Wishing you a wonderful and creative week ahead!
Susan x

The French Bear said...

Lovely post! I was mesmerized by the owl.... in awe of Nature and all the blessings that are there if we'd take the time to watch......I love this gift that give to us!!!

The enchanted home said...

Beautiful always. I love how you have tha ability to get me to think about thinks I might overlook. The wonder of birth, nature,creation...its all so totally amazing. And the pictures, your narrative and music are like a perfect harmony!

Palomasea said...

Stopping to take in the miracle of this beauty, dear one...
I want to cuddle that fluffy little bird!

And the is of the little street in Florence where we stayed at a pensione...
I think I told you about the sounds of horse hooves lulling me to sleep? :)
To e-mail now!

Anne K said...

Anita, the pictures of the sweet animals in the womb are so wonderful! One of my favorite song lyrics is from 'If I Needed You" and its "in the night forlorn is the morning born..." isnt that lovely? It captures the idea of dawn bringing hope so beautifully.

lostpastremembered said...

Loved the images but the elephant in the womb just took me to another plane... magnificent.

Kerri said...

Another amazing post as always! I love the pics of the elephant and dolphin in thw womb. WOW never seen such a thing. Even on my dogs when they were pregnant!lol

Have a blessed week my friend!


Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Oh yes, ALL the images are so beautiful Anita, and I love northern forest. I forgot to mention....
Your header is beautiful!
Thank you for visiting dear friend.

Red Rose Alley said...

What a beautiful post today. I just love all the animals here, especially the lions and the wise old owl. Lions are my favorite animal, and I can sit and watch them for such a long time. Nature is amazing, isn't it? I will certainly be back to take in these breathtaking animals. Have a lovely Sunday, sweet one.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Debbie said...

WOW. I feel like I've just spent an hour in church all by myself. BEAUTIFUL.

SizzleandZoom said...

You picked a beautiful piano piece and every image was blown away beautiful. Your header is gorgeous, too.

Elizabeth Johnson said...

Yes, we think we have time. And yet, life is moving on all around us and beyond us every moment. We must live today for it is all we have. Thank you for this reminder, lovely Anita. It is well timed.

Ayu Maselli said...

Hi Anita,
Ilove your post. so amazing the photos of little elephant and dolphin in the womb.
I have never seen them in my life ever ;)
beautiful words
wishing you a beautiful weekend

Lucy said...

I agree..the film industry would of been right for you:) I want to share your talent with my daughters' who will like myself be in awe!

Bilancia Designs said...


koralee said...

Oh my friend...I think this is one of my favorite post of yours!!! You are amazing. I am off to reread...but before I go please have a very blessed evening and may your Monday be filled with the oodles of God's peace.
The weekend flew by for me...zoooooom and it is gone. I was able to get a few fun moments in. I go to reread this post. xoxoxo

Stacey said...

Another beautiful header mi amiga! I love how your posts always make me feel like I can soar! I. LOVE. THIS! Abrazos:-)

Nella said...

Dear Anita, your cup runneth over, at the moment! Beautiful words, images you are painting for us...thank you , N.xoxo

M.A.the2nd said...

Anita ... so beautiful and moving! Life as precious as it is ... is ongoing! The wonder of it all is truly overwhelming.
my best wishes always dear friend
Frances xxxxx

Karen Harvey Cox said...

How beautiful. I feel like a child waiting to be told a story when I visit you. You never disappoint...the music, the words, the images always leave me feeling inspired. The magic of nature and God's handiwork always touches my heart.


Jacqueline said...

We are just a vapor in the wind...
A moment in time...
A little dust on the earth...
A little star that tries to shine bright..

We slide through life as though time will always stand still...
Until one day we don't have time
Because time caught up with us...

Thank you for the birthday wishes! The best part of the week was EVERYTHING!

Anonymous said...

follow this link
its a great event
to showcase your art
and meet other like
minded souls!!!

Anonymous said...

ps...just visited
mon atelier...can't
wait to see what else
is to come...cherio
my dear!!!

Jeri Landers said...

This is so wonderfully sweet and so touching. Life goes on, whether we are there, or not. Life, beautiful life. Love to you, from the life here in the Hollow.

Martina said...

Sweet Anita, thank you so much for visiting today! Am glad you liked the fan - would like to send it to you! Heat waves? I wouldn't mind having them in winter - but in summer ... lots of icecream's supposed to help ;) Getting older must be conquered by lozs of humour me thinks - oh my - even though i would not mind being young foreever. But we make the best of it, right? xoxox

Anonymous said...

no mon atelier
on blogspot
waiting to see
what you add to

Cindy said...

So heartfelt and beautiful...

Renae at simple sequins said...

oh Anita! I am loving this post because of all of the animals in it. So cool! But my favorite part is the music and the heading. It starts me off in a mood of rapture and imagination. THAT IS WHAT I LOVE ABOUT your posts!!!!!

Yes, cute little LL has my heart wrapped around those little fingers, that is for ding-dang sure. :D

Tammie Lee said...

so many beautiful glimpses of life

thank you for your lovely heart~

Karen Albert said...

Lovely as always Anita.The images are wonderful.... What is your latest project!!Would love to hear!

2013 Artists Series

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Gorgeous images, Anita!
I had to watch that cute little fox four or five times.
Couldn't get enough!

You are so techy savvy
I have absolutely NO clue how to attach a moving image!
I am a caveman/gal when it comes to this stuff, really!

You are inspiring to me.


Ann said...

Love it...
reminds me of God's power through his wonderful creations. You made me think of nature and how magical it is. Thanks for stirring up my imagination with this wonderful post.
Have a nice day.

Maria said...

~This is the most BEAUTIFUL, post, Anita.....And I truly read and reread again!
The Fox!!!I love Foxes so much!
All the animals and the beautiful words.....Just wonderful!
YOU have captured our imaginations and hearts with this....Lovely friend, Thank you!
Love Maria x

Gem said...

Another incredible piece of prose from one of my favourite ladies!!
Happy New Year dear Anita.
Wow, that owl swooping to land actually took my breath away which probably isn't good as am really suffering from my asthma today, due to the amounts of dust in the air from decorating.
Oh how I loved this post. The fox licking his satisfied lips. The unborn elephant. The hippos under the water.
Just such a joy to read.
Hope all is well with you my lovely.
Gem x x x x x x

La Petite Gallery said...

Dear Anita, Thanks for the comment. I woke up today not feel good, after the beautiful images I am feeling much Better.
Have a beautiful day. yvonne

Anonymous said...

You had me at the header, Anita. ;)
As usual, this is wondrous. Thank you for taking the time to make this world a better place. Sometimes we doubt that our little corner in the land of blog has the potential to make even one ripple, but indeed it does, my friend, indeed it does.

Cobalt Violet said...

Beautiful way to begin my morning Anita!
Lovely sense of emerging.

Glad my Borromini Post had a helpful message to you. Love when synchronicity happens in a beautiful way ... The best reason to do what we do! :)
Blessings and light to you!

Palomasea said...

I am IN LOVE with your new tumblr dearest! FABULOUS!!
And if you wanted to, you could just add a faded "Anita Rivera" to your photos through Picmonkey! Do you know what I mean?
Talk soon, chere amie!

Jennifer Beaudet said...

Your words and creativity amaze me Anita! Absolutely beautiful!

Style Diary Of A Fashion Fanatic said...

Hello beautiful Anita!!!!!
This is a fabulous post!!!!! I adore the ages of the animals and the moon hiding beneath the clouds- it looks so majestic!!!!!
My middle name is Dawn.... :-)
When the book "Breaking Dawn" came out from the "Twilight" series- friends were saying how cool because my name was in the title. Oh well!!!!!
Thanks so much for cheering me up last week!!!!!
I was pretty upset & hurt but had to realize some people just say stupid things.
Your friend was SO incredibly kind to make a comment on my post too. She had seen my comment on your blog.
It's SO cold here and we had flurries this morning.
I love snow and the way it looks but we really haven't had much snow thus far and more frigid temperatures and howling wind!!!!! I'd rather have the pretty snowfall!!!!!
How has your week been?
Have you bought any new goodies? I got a few new pairs of boots- the after holiday sales are always great!!!!!
One pair of boots is a pair of dark blue shimmer DVF knee length boots. There's photos in my newest blog post.
Wishing you a wonderful week!!!!
Thanks again my dear friend- your kind words mean the world to me!!!!!!
Luv & Hugs,

Ivy Clad said...

Hi Anita! Time is a funny thing; is it not? Your post is a beautiful reminder of its passage and the beautiful and sometimes frightening changes that take place within it. Bravo.


koralee said...

Good Evening my friend...such a busy day and then I come home and decide to bake cookies...what is wrong with me..I am totally pooped now! Just a wee little computer time to say hi and let you know that I am thinking of you before I "hit the hay"... Can't wait.
Have a happy week at school{the next 3 days} students where so funny today..I laughed all day long....I love days like this! I need to keep a little journal so I can remember all the funny little things they tell me. xoxoo Hugs

Aldy @ Al Dente Gourmet said...

This is breathtaking, Anita! I love every picture and every word...Inspiring as always :)And Thank you so much for your visit, yesterday :) Wishing you a pretty-colorful week, my friend.

BIG Abrazos <3

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh Anita to eat your way from stall-to-stall and have 2 glorious is that! Fun, fun, fun!!! Oh those purple carrots....just splendid, it's the first time I have tried them...No thoughts of soup over here ha ha with hot days...Wishing you a lovely Thursday....Much love, Dzintra xo

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh yea of course you can have purple carrot soup...perfect! Enjoy your work day...Love Dzintra xo

Rayanne McKay said...

Your post is ALIVE!!! Lovely, dearest. As always. I love how YOU pour yourself onto your posts and I love your new look. It's been awhile since I've been blogging but I'm back and you are one of the reasons I'm back!! A great blog friend you are!!
Much love, Rayanne

Denise said...

Sometimes I look up to the stars and think to Myself, No matter how hard I look or where ever I look -I won't be able to find My Mom.Yes, life goes on without us,isn't that so strange.Life went on without My Mom and that is strange.Yes,I believe the tree that falls does make a sound if no one is there to hear it.I gave mention to you My sweet in My last post.In reference to Christian Fantasy in a way of My own.I want people to know Christians can enjoy the good imaginations God gave us.I think I'm always looking for heaven.

Renae at simple sequins said...

Dear Anita! I wouldn't be wearing my outfit either. Notice I took those pics indoors. I was barely warm enough in my home in that outfit. I just did it to have a post with my boots in it. Our temp here this morning is 9° out there. We haven't been above 32° for 27 days. All the trees and roofs are still covered with snow. Nothing can melt. ...oh and did I tell you the one about our furnace not staying on? Ya, that's a good one.

Anyway, have a couple of fun scrumptious days at a school and come on back when you can. You always make my day!!!!!!!! :D

vicki archer said...

Dear Anita,

You must be thinking and dreaming in your sleep to create these beautiful imaginings... there are not enough hours in the day for you to find such wonderful compositions...

Thank you... xv

The French Hutch said...

Dear Anita, Your blog posts make my heart sing!!!!
Simply Beautiful.............

The French Hutch

Anonymous said...

You who...Marblehead, Mass!
...I once lived in the North End of Boston and would visit that
charming place called

hi-d said...

Wow...those photos in the womb are amazing!!!

Thank you so much for your sweet email and for understanding my blogging absence for the time being.

I hope you get an early spring!!! :)


Rayanne McKay said...

Oh my sweet friend Anita...thank you for slipping me into your world over here, I am honored!! Isn't that wonderful to stay connected, I love this blogland, and all the friends in it! Happy day dear, Much love, Rayanne

koralee said...

Morning dear are off and running! Enjoy your is a really rainy one here today. I just need to get through this day and then it is my weekend!!! Yahooo...taking my girls down to Seattle tomorrow...wish you could come with us...we would have so much fun. Hugs.xoxoxoxoo

Woolytales Miniatures said...

Dearest friend,

You probably know by now how "touching" is to my soul the animal kingdom that God has created for us to enjoy ....grin... you beautifully has captured in displaying these pictures the true sense of it.... the animals... wow... unborn.... the cub and its mom.... how beautiful! Thank you Nita!
This morning in my Scriptures reading I read Job 38 and there God is talking to Job in such way ....He says:

13 that it might take hold of the skirts of the earth,
and the wicked be shaken out of it?
14 It is changed like clay under the seal,
and its features stand out like a garment.
15 From the wicked their light is withheld,
and their uplifted arm is broken.
16 “Have you entered into the springs of the sea,
or walked in the recesses of the deep?
17 Have the gates of death been revealed to you,
or have you seen the gates of deep darkness?
18 Have you comprehended the expanse of the earth?
Declare, if you know all this

then in verse 21 he says....

21 You know, for you were born then,
and the number of your days is great!!

When God the almighty tell Job ( and US) that he made it all for US makes me choke in awe!

You too are the daughter of the King!
Love this day as it is numbered.... Love you...grin...

The Dutchess said...

Just came to say HI..and pick up some magic...xoxo

Val said...

This post is truly amazing!

Bumpkin Bears said...

so breathtaking, I loved that little bird and his fluffy feathers! Such a joy to visit as ever, Catherine x

Down by the sea said...

Dear Anita, you never fail to show us such beauty! The Northern forest took my breath away, and Daisy enjoyed seeing the moving images.
Sarah x

Anonymous said...

this takes my breath away dear-heart

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Thank you Anita for your visit and MOST kind words.. I am so happy you enjoyed them...

Bebe has taken off... Have you seen her? I thought she may have come over here to sit awhile.. If you see her, tell her mum is looking for her. We have much to do.

món cosit a mà said...

so beautyyyyfulll!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Anita, so beautifully put. Time is so relevant in its measure. We always think we have it, but somehow there's never enough.
Let's make every second count.

Martina said...

Dearest Anita, thank you for coming to my David Hockney post! He is such a great painter and really worth exploring - the colors are marvellos! Am sure you'll be cooking up another post and wish you a very happy saturday evening. I'm keeping it calm and simple tonight, just browsing the blogs a little bit. xox

Deborah said...

Ah es...LIFE...isn't it grand!
Every breath, every beat of the heart.
Let's live...every moment in wonder of Him Who is Creator of all!
Love & hugs Anita!

All my heart,
Deborah xoxooxox

Karen Bates said...

How can a simple post just take my breath away? It did and I am of the best blogs around...following now. Thanks so much.

Stacey said...

Popping by to tell you that I so appreciate you taking the time to comment on my posts! I know how busy you are with substitute teaching and your shop. Much love to you mi amiga! Tenga un buen dia! XX

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

i LOVE ur posts!!! - and i sure am - 100% Jersey :o)