Monday, June 30, 2014

A Summer Sabbatical....

   My summer sabbatical ends soon! August 1st will be my next post.  It will be the first day of Autumn (according to the ancient Celtic calendar) so we will be celebrating the season of change.  I hope you will join me for a new year of contemplative photography posts!
  Perhaps it was the illness I battled through most of my trip or the natural let down after coming home, but I feel a need for a time of rest and reflection.  Publishing a daily post is a grueling schedule to maintain and it has become apparent to me that it is time for a sabbatical.

   You can follow my daily photojournal, Memories4Me, and I will be sharing interesting items on my Google+ page from time to time during this coming month.  You also might like to go back to re-read past posts.

    If you are so inclined, I'd like to remind you about the Star Island contemplative photography retreat with Kim Manley Ort and myself this Labor Day weekend.  You can learn about it by following the link in the right side bar.

   I hope to be back here, sharing my images and thoughts, in about a months time. I hope you will bare with me during this time of silence.  I also hope you too will take the time to rest and refresh yourself this summer and that the landscape will whisper wonderful things to you along the way.

Some photographers take reality... and impose the domination of their own thought and spirit. Others come before reality more tenderly and a photograph to them is an instrument of love and revelation. - Ansel Adams


kimmanleyort said...

Peace and rest to you, Patricia. I'm always amazed at your writing consistency but everyone needs to take a break now and then. I'll be in touch soon.

Patricia Turner said...

Thank you Kim. I was so ready for a little down time!

Marian Kerr said...

There is great wisdom in stepping back and taking time to replenish the well from which you draw your creativity. Contemplation is often best in the stillness.Rest well.

Patricia Turner said...

Thank you Marian. I think your well analogy particularly appropriate. I visit three holy wells in Ireland and at each one I acknowledge the source from which all life - and creativity - comes. It is time for me to sit back and let the waters rise again. When I again dip my bucket in, I will feel the new water refresh and give me strength. Thank you again for taking the time to comment.