Monday, October 31, 2016

I prefer to look on the bright side of darkness.


I tell myself

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les dames d'abord anita pelayo rivera

les dames d'abord anita pelayo rivera

There will always be 



sun and moon

new and old

life and renewal.



the seasons' masterpieces
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les dames d'abord anita pelayo rivera

that make you 


even more

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les dames d'abord


donna baker said...

Love your post and the pictures are beautiful.

Red Rose Alley said...

Such a beautiful post, Anita, filled with the most special words. And your pictures reflect the lovely light that you talk about. The second one looks a bit mysterious and so pretty. Thank you for being the light that radiates on a dreary day.

love you so,

Barbara said...

Dear Anita, your beautiful words and images warm my heart. Thank you for your friendship and for so generously sharing your light.

Mary Hone said...

Beautiful. Beautiful images, and photos. I love the light.

therelishedroost said...

Oh I adore this post...xo K

Kim said...

Lovely, Anita! :) Thank you for sharing you beautiful images and words with us!

Stephanie said...

Your posts always speak to my heart and soul, sweet friend. Thank you for sharing your beautiful images, wise words, and soul-stirring music.

Much love and sweet hugs to you!

Beth at PlantPostings said...

That is beautiful--both the sentiment and the images. Thank you, dear Anita, for the encouragement. :)

MJH Design Arts said...

Thank you. I needed to hear this today. Be well, dear friend.
xoxo Mary

Peabea Scribbles said...

Your post reminds me of my flowers that are hanging on outside as the Fall weather plays with the cool and the warmth of the season. They open so bright and wide of a daytime and then close when the day starts to darken, but even then they still have their beautiful yellow and golden color shining brightly on their outside as they don't completely go away with the dark. Love the quote, and yes, how awesome to be the light in the darkness.

Peabea from Peabea Scribbles

Celestina Marie said...

Dearest Anita, LOVE this post of beautiful photos and creative writing. It speaks to my heart dear friend. Thank you for sharing yours. Hugs and Joy to you!! xo

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

On Anita such beautiful photos and what an encouraging post! Just so beautiful.....makes me stand tall!

Taste of France said...

What a welcome attitude adjustment this is. The photos, the message (platitude-free, and thank you for that!).
Photography is all about capturing the contrast between dark and light...

Our French Oasis said...

There is indeed always light at the end of the tunnel, but sometimes we need to pass through the tunnel to appreciate the light beyond. I too am a cup half full person, always looking on the bright side. A great message to start November Anita. Xx

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Lovely Anita this is the perfect start to my day...such an uplifting post...beautiful as always x
Happy November to you....may it bring you all good things,
Susan x

Tristan Robin said...

another thoughtful and emotion-tugging post - I'm exactly the same way - I prefer the light to the dark.
I just love your door wreath - so lavish and lush without being glam or glitzy! Beautiful!
... and "Ballroom for Ghosts" is a stunning piece of music to listen to while perusing your usual array of fab photos!
Hope your Hallowe'en was colorful, fun, exuberant, and filled with lots and lots of candy!
Much affection,

Portobello said...

My breath is taken away every post. The magic you create stays with me!
Thank you!!

Méa Strauß said...

Oh, Anita, the melodie and the bright side of darkness, how wonderful this is. I LOVE the depth of darknes, could just drown in it to be part of it - and I am not afraid to dance with my demons, as long as they look good ;))
Huggies from me, your friend Méa, as always I say thank you so much for this post :))

Junkchiccottage said...

Ahhhhh just lovely this morning to see this pop up in my email Anita. Love the beauty and beautiful accompanying music.
Your magic creative soul shines this morning.

Karen said...

What amazing photographs. They capture the light and the season perfectly.
Beautiful, as always.
Happy November to you.

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Anita I have truly enjoyed all the enchanting home's of MN you have been posting. Many fairy tale like and others artistically appealing with the color combos to highlight its architectural beauty. I have especially enjoyed the white/cream trims on the charcoal/black home's. You dwell in a very beautiful area and Autumn there is breathtaking. Thank you for sharing your area through the lens of your camera.

Sandi said... is light.

Jules said...

Hi Anita,
I remember the first time I heard "Ballroom for Ghosts" on your blog. I had to have the sheet music. The music that you choose is so complimentary to your photos and poetry. Such a beautiful trio! I've been playing through "Ballroom..." a lot this fall. It's soothing to my soul. But then so is this beautiful season that doesn't last nearly long enough.

Daniela said...

As usual you charm me with your so precious shots, dearest Anita, even the most little detail is a source of fascination to me and every posts of your fills my heart with inner joy !
... and how about your lovely words making your post so invaluable, sweet friend of mine !

Hope you're having a beautiful day,
I'm thinking of you with love and thankfulness

Xx Dany

Splenderosa said...

Yes, YOU are the one who makes magic: Winter Spring Summer Fall. And, oh my goodness, your photography has taken flight, Anita. It is lovely. So so proud of you for doing what you love. xxs

rosa said...

whaooooooo Anita quelle beauté automnale, j'ai adoré ton post il a magie.
Bon mois de novembre pour toi et les tiens
gros bisous

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Your post spoke directly to my soul. It was beautifully written and the music in your video was just enthralling.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Anita, Your surroundings are so magical, as are your words.. Thank you for the beautiful post. And thank you so much for your kind words. I thought you might enjoy him.
Piff sends his regards to Tea Rat!

It's me said...

You are my flower every day my dear friend Anita.....not in the dark but you are my sunshine you always love love love Ria x ❤️

La Contessa said...

I SHALL WORK on that!

Jeanie said...

Anita, your photos are just taking my breath away. These are so very beautiful expressing all that autumn goodness. Each one makes me gasp. (Love the wreath, too!) You are so very gifted, both with your lovely words and with your art. Bravo.

Kelly said...

I listen to this lovely music playing and I smile thinking about you Dear Anita.....sharing your amazing thoughts thru your heartfelt words and these treasured photos! Yes.....truly..... Inspirational!!!~~~<3

baili said...

dark is true SELF REVELATION.
loved all about you

Troebadoer said...

Chère Anita,

Quel beau message, comme d’habitude !

Il y a une étoile brillante dans ton coeur :
que ce soit une lumière pour toi dans les endroits sombres, quand toutes les autres lumières s'éteignent.

Somewhere there's a blaze
almost imperceptible
but still intense

The story of beauty
singing forever
in the bright light
of the reverberating time

A sacred moment
A magic linger
in which is hiding
the meaning of life

Apart from that
there is nothing
The road to nowhere
The chaos...

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Good Morning Lovely One,
What artistic beauty you share with us.I too prefer to live on the bright side of life.
With so much turmoil and darkness in the world it is critical to ones well being to live a life with intention and embrace the glory of the light.
Many Blessings to you!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Mon cher Troebadoer,

Tes poèmes sont exceptionels et me touchent toujours! Soit en anglais, soit en français, tu choisis un ton parfait qui fait vibrer les cordes de mon coeur.

Jean | said...

"Don't be afraid of the dark. Be in awe of the light." Sounds like a photographer to me! These images are stunning, especially the one of the trees and lamppost. I love your work, Anita!

Barbara said...

This post has even more significance this morning Anita. I was saddened by your Instagram post but if prayers are wishes, then mine for you will come true. Thank you for visiting me today. xx

Kidslife said...

Beautiful my dear Anita! Your post does me good, now that the days are getting darker. And we must shine a light and also see the light that is there. Love your words and pictures! Have a warm and cozy start to your november and until soon!, XX, Martina

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Anita,

So lovely to have a kind visit from you and yes, it has been a while.
Beautiful post and photos, and you have captured the seasons so wonderfully.
Thanks for the inspiration, I always love to look on the bright and positive side of life.
Hope you are enjoying the week

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

A timely message for the day after the election. We have to look on the bright side. We live in a great country and we need to come back together and believe that things can be different.

Thanks for sharing your beautiful words and stunning photography. xxoo Elizabeth

Robyn said...

Anita! I didn't even know you had posted. You've been on my mind today and I thought I must come see what's happening and here is a new post.
Very timely indeed and a message that everyone should hear today. My thoughts are with all my American family and friends and I truly believe you will weather this storm and come out stronger because of it.
Your photos, friend, oh my! You have found the light in so many ways!! Absolutely gorgeous and I have spent many long minutes here admiring them. You're an angel, Anita!

La Petite Gallery said...

This brought my spirits up. I am still in shock over the election.
I feel so bad for Hillary, I worked hard for her. I am scared of
the future. Have a great Thanksgiving . It will be sad for me as
my Daughter is moving out of Maine. The year looks bleak.yvonne

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Mysterious and oh so enchanting post, filled with beauty and wise words. Truly a gift to visit and see what you are up to. Lovely as ever dear Anita.