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“Light precedes every transition.

Whether at the end of a tunnel,

through a crack in the door

or the flash of an idea,

it is always there,

heralding a new beginning.”


Teresa Tsalaky


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“Scared and sacred are spelled with the same letters.

Awful proceeds from the same root word as awesome.

Terrify and terrific.

Every negative experience

holds the seed of transformation.”


Alan Cohen


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“Our duty is wakefulness,

the fundamental condition of life itself.

The unseen, the unheard,

the untouchable

is what weaves the fabric

of our see-able universe together.”


Robin Craig Clark


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“And if travel is like love,

it is, in the end,

mostly because it’s a heightened state of awareness,

in which we are mindful, receptive,

undimmed by familiarity and ready to be transformed.

That is why the best trips,

like the best love affairs,

never really end.”


Pico Iyer



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Photos by Woodland Gnome 2014


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3 responses to “Transformed

  1. Great frost shots. Are those sweet gum leaves? We never really got any good frost days – seems like it was mild then went to snow. The ground under the snow isn’t even frozen yet! In the 30s today, at least the snow-laden trees have melted.

    • Hi Eliza, We had a heavy fog with lows in the 30s into the evening on Thursday after a day of rain. Then, the temperature dropped rapidly into the 20s. Thus, we got amazing frost and ice coating on trees. “Frozen fog”so me might call it 😉 A beautiful effect in the morning sunlight! I believe you’re right on the leaves, though there were no gumballs in that area. They probably blew in from the surrounding woods. I took the photos under an Eastern Redbud in an open grassy area which remained shaded from the morning sun. Hope you’re keeping warm 😉 E

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