Thursday, March 30, 2017

March Photo A Day - Shiny

When hope is not pinned wriggling
onto a shiny image or expectation,
it sometimes floats forth and opens. 

~ Anne Lamott

My day was like a scavenger hunt, searching for something to fit today's photo prompt, "shiny."  It seems that nothing is shiny on an cold, overcast day in early spring.  Not the thousand seagulls in a barren field of corn stubble.

Not the dull rocks on the shoreline, nor the slowly melting lace at the lake's rim.

All day, I sought a ray of sun in the sky, or something colorful and brilliant.  Knowing that the woodland offered only her familiar palette of browns and greens,  I headed out with Micah for our afternoon hike.

We headed to the place where dozens of birds sing, hiding in boughs of green cedar, to where the creek weaves like a ribbon, through the broad flat expanse of the cattail-cluttered swamp.

And there, 

where the roots of the trees sit on top of the earth,
drinking from water that reflects the sky,
I questioned my own assumptions.

Perhaps, on a cloudy day,
it is not true that nothing is shiny.

Perhaps, the truth is that beneath those silver skies,
everything shines,

luminous and incandescent,
as if lit from within.

With the soft sheen of an icy rain upon us,
perhaps even Micah and I shine a little bit.

Wherever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you hope.

Tomorrow is the last day of the Photo A Day Challenge which I participated in the whole month of March.  The last prompt is "outdoors." You may read about the challenge here.

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Jan said...

Gorgeous photos Marcie!!!
The one with the lone leaf, looks as if it is floating on a pool of mercury...Stunning!!!
I love seeing Micah, too!
Wonderful post 💕

Birgit said...

Since I make cards, I looked at your beautiful pictures and thought most looked shiny because I would add sparkle to the leaf and the bit of snow and some shine to that driftwood. These are wonderful photos

Cat Lover said...

What a beautiful post Marcie! Gorgeous words and photos, thanks for sharing.

Out on the prairie said...

Very beautifully presented

Marcie said...

Jan, That pool was iridescent. I loved how it looked, and was so glad my little phone camera was able to catch that look! Thank you!

Birgit, Thanks so much. They would be fun with sparkles! :D

Robin, Thank you. Every walk in the woods offers something beautiful.

Steve, Thank you. I hope you have been able to get out and wander your beautiful prairie. Has the rain stopped?

Magic Love Crow said...

Truly, truly, beautiful, loving post!!! Big Hugs Marcie!

Marcie said...

Stacy, Thank you so much! What a nice thing to say! I really appreciate that you went back and read a previous post. It has been a slow blogging week for me. Back to it soon! :)