Good Morning Sunshine! Beautiful Inspiration

The beautiful photography of @anatseem

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It seems that now-a-days we find our selves, more often than not, in serious need of inspiration, a lift, a push, something…. Perhaps it’s because we have access to the news 24/7 in so many ways that it’s impossible to escape all the emphasis in the negative. There must be countless acts of heroism and kindness happening all over the world every second but those are not reported. We need them, we need to know of them. How are we supposed to hold on if we only focus on how horrible we are and how low we have allowed our selves to descend?

My heart breaks with so much sadness for all the cruelty and craziness we are exhibiting as a human race. Animals have proven by far to be infinitely better than we are.   In the midst of all this madness I find myself  uplifted and renewed when by chance I get smashed in the face with the beauty of art. Yes, as always and from the beginning of creation, we have the privilege through art to have a glimpse into another soul, the soul of an artist that through his craft show us or remind us of how beautiful life is or can be.

Today I want to share the work of a gifted photographer whose name I don’t even know. I stumbled into her work in Instagram where she goes by @anatseem   I googled her, of course, but couldn’t find any additional information. While looking at my IG a new post of hers showed up and left me speechless. She takes mostly photos of who I imagine is her daughter, silhouettes of her playing in the light. There is a purity and innocence about them and so much love and artistry. I can’t judge photography or other art forms because I’m totally unqualified for the task. What I can do is share the things I love and move me.  I needed this today. I was in serious need of inspiration, my heart needed a hug and she gave it to me through her art. Enjoy and let me know what you thought of her work please and definetly visit her in Instagram.  Have an awesome weekend and make it count!  Thank you so much for visiting, I can’t believe we are aproching 18,000 views already!


  
  
  
  
  
  
  


  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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A Walk to Remember 

Walking in silence. Alone. At dusk… awakens the senses, the need for awareness, the hunger for understanding… introspection, stillness inside while in movement, I can listen to my heart and actually hear what it is saying, realize what my soul knew already … searching for unspoken words to sooth my spirit, searching for a connection to the Universe, a connection to one’s self…

Walking in silence. Alone.
Walking in silence. Alone. At dusk…. Awakens the senses, the need for awareness, the hunger for understanding…
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…Introspeccion, stillness inside, while in movement, so I can listen to my heart…
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…Searching for words to sooth my spirit.  A connection to the Universe, a connection to one’s self
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...So if you are made of empty spaces

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And those who were seen dancing, ,

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I tried to forget, but you grew roots around my ribcage….
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Anna Peters
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...You, he said,

The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls
The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls
Klimt

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Agatha Christie

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P.S. I love you
P.S. I love you …. I’m dying!
.Anita KrizzanMarie-Therese -PIcasso- .

E. E. Cummings

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Elizabeth Gilbert,
Elizabeth Gilbert, “Eat, Pray, Love”
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F. Scott Fitzgerald
F. Scott Fitzgerald
I wish I had done..

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It is a blessing and a curse..
It is a blessing and a curse..
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Lao Tzu

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Dodinsky.

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Friedrich Nietzsche

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Sophia
F. Scott FitzgeraldI use to walk into a room

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Charles Bukowski
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Forget yesterday..
Forget yesterday..
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Nayyirah Waheed
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Every Sunrise, every Sunset…
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That was quite a walk right there…. it left me exhausted and relieved at the same time… Good night.

Le Printemps à Paris ~ Spring in Paris

Le Printemp à Paris

La Femme française
La Femme française – The french woman
Spring icecream
Spring icecream
Spring in Paris... Lapérouse
Spring in Paris… Lapérouse
The Kiss, Robert Doisneau....  What could I say...
The Kiss, Robert Doisneau… “Le baiser de l’hôtel de Ville”

J’aime Paris au mois de mai

J’aime Paris au mois de mai
Quand les bourgeons renaissent
Qu’une nouvelle jeunesse
S’empare de la vieille cité
Qui se met à rayonner

J’aime Paris au mois de mai
Quand l’hiver le délaisse
Que le soleil caresse
Ses vieux toits à peine éveillés

J’aime sentir sur les places
J’aime dans les rues où je passe
J’aime ce parfum de muguet que chasse
Le vent qui passe

Il me plaît à me promener
Par les rues qui se faufilent
À travers toute la ville.
J’aime, j’aime Paris au mois de mai
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J’aime Paris au mois de mai.
Lorsque le jour se lève
Les rues sortent du rêve.
Après un sommeil très léger
Coquettes se refont une beauté

J’aime Paris au mois de mai
Quand soudain tout s’anime
Par un monde anonyme
Heureux de voir le soleil briller

J’aime quand le vent m’apporte
Des bruits de toutes sortes
Et les potins que l’on colporte
De porte en porte

Il me plaît à me promener
Dans les rues qui fourmillent
En souriant aux filles.
J’aime, j’aime Paris au mois de mai
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J’aime Paris au mois de mai
Avec ses bouquinistes
Et ses aquarellistes
Que le printemps a ramenés
Comme chaque année le long des quais

J’aime Paris au mois de mai
La Seine qui l’arrose
Et mille petites choses
Que je ne pourrais expliquer

J’aime quand la nuit sévère
Étend la paix sur terre
Et que la ville soudain s’éclaire
De millions de lumières

Il me plaît à me promener
En contemplant les vitrines
La nuit qui me fascine.
Que j’aime Paris, oui.
J’aime Paris au mois de mai

I love Paris in the month of May
When the buds come alive again
[And] that a new youth
Takes hold of the old city
Which sets about glowing

I love Paris in the month of May
When winter abandons it
[And] that the sun caresses
Its barely awake old roofs

I love to smell in the squares
I love in the streets I pass through
I love this scent of lily of the valley that chases
The wind that is passing

It pleases me to go for a walk
Through the streets which weave
Across the whole city.
I love, I love Paris in the month of May
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I love Paris in the month of May.
As soon as the day rises
The streets come out of their dreams.
After a very light sleep
Coquettes redo their make-up

I love Paris in the month of May
When suddenly everything comes alive
With an anonymous world
Happy to see the sun shining

I love when the wind brings me
Noises of all kinds
And the rumours that they spread
From door to door

It pleases me to go for a walk
In the streets that are teeming
While smiling at the girls.
I love, I love Paris in the month of May

I love Paris in May
with its book stalls
and its watercolourists
(I love) that spring has returned
as it does every year, along the quaysides
I love Paris in May
the Seine that washes upon it
and loads of little things
I cannot possibly explain

I love it when the stark night
spreads peace over the land
and the city suddenly lights up
with millions of lights
I like to stroll around
taking in the shop windows
in the night that fascinates me
I love, I love Paris in May

Taken from http://lyricstranslate.com/en/j%C2%B4aime-paris-au-mois-de-mai-i-love-paris-may.html#ixzz3XvA2I6FK
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 Charles Aznavour

Anouk Aimèe
Anouk Aimèe
La Tour
La Tour
Très jolie
Très jolie
Catherine Deneuve
Catherine Deneuve
La Bohéme
La Bohéme

J'aime Paris au mois de Mai J´aime Paris au mois de mai Quand les bourgeons renaissent Qu´une nouvelle jeunesse S´empare de la vieille cité Qui se met à rayonner J´aime Paris au mois de mai Quand l´hiver le délaisse Que le soleil caresse Ses vieux toits à peine éveillés J´aime sentir sur les places Dans les rues où je passe Ce parfum de muguet que chasse Le vent qui passe Il me plaît à me promener Par les rues qui s´faufilent A travers toute la ville J´aime, j´aime Paris au mois de mai J´aime Paris au mois de mai Lorsque le jour se lève Les rues sortant du rêve Après un sommeil très léger Coquettes se refont une beauté J´aime Paris au mois de mai Quand soudain tout s´anime Par un monde anonyme Heureux de voir le soleil briller J´aime quand le vent m´apporte Des bruits de toutes sortes Et les potins que l´on colporte De porte en porte Il me plaît à me promener Dans les rues qui fourmillent Tout en draguant les filles J´aime, j´aime Paris au mois de mai J´aime Paris au mois de mai Avec ses bouquinistes Et ses aquarellistes Que le printemps a ramenés Comme chaque année le long des quais J´aime Paris au mois de mai La Seine qui l´arrose Et mille petites choses Que je ne pourrais expliquer J´aime quand la nuit sévère Etend la paix sur terre Et que la ville soudain s´éclaire De millions de lumières Il me plaît à me promener Contemplant les vitrines La nuit qui me fascine J´aime, j´aime Paris au mois de mai Charles Aznavour

Le Baiser de l'Opera, 1950. Robert Doisneau
Le Baiser de l’Opera, 1950. Robert Doisneau
Catherine Deneuve
Catherine Deneuve
L'amour à Paris
L’amour à Paris

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Catherine Deneuve, belle du jour
Catherine Deneuve, belle du jour
Notre Dame de Paris
Notre Dame de Paris

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Brides in Paris..
Brides in Paris..
Shangri-La Hotel, Paris
Shangri-La Hotel, Paris
Sweet Paris...
Sweet Paris… Art Nouveau staircase in Montmartre, Paris.
Chanel
Chanel
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Lapérouse !
Lapérouse Restaurante
Lapérouse Restaurante
Claudia Schiffer
Claudia Schiffer
Catherine Deneuve
Catherine Deneuve
A Parisian photoshoot Glamour UK
A Parisian photoshoot Glamour UK
Au Revoir et merci!  Good bye and thank you!
Au revoir et merci beaucoup ! Good bye and thank you very much!

Legends of the Fall

FITZGERALD SCOTT

AUTUMN …. What a magical season!  Everything feels calmer, kinder and softer.  There is a quiet feeling of reflexion and introspection in the air and in our souls. Despite the crispiness in the air, there is a warmth inside of us that grows every day with anticipation…  The leaves are falling, sign that all is going to be made anew again… what a promise!

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PUMPKINS AND MUMS…

WARM CLOTHES AND WALKS IN THE PARK WITH YOUR FAVORITE PERSON
WARM CLOTHES AND WALKS IN THE PARK WITH YOUR FAVORITE PERSON

Home becomes once more the center of our lives, we grow closer to our families, we  reconnect with our friends …. We feel more than ever the need of meaning and purpose in our lives … a nesting feeling comes back stronger than ever…. Books and blankets, boots, sweaters and scarves, go together perfectly with apple cider, hot cocoa, hearty soups and warm apple pies ….

There is a stillness in the air that reminds us of a time, when priorities were quite different and life made more sense!

SEEING THE WORLD IN AMAZEMENT
SEEING THE WORLD IN AMAZEMENT THROUGH A CHILD’S EYES…

We borrow nature’s colors to cover ourselves, inspired by the ever changing leaves of the Fall … we fill our homes with the intensity of Autumn and it’s jeweled and earthy palette and with the quietness and muted tones of golden fields of wheat or greyish heavy skies that often look like they are about to cry… we just don’t know why… Is it from sadness or joy?… or just to wash away our worries and doubts … I wonder… 

Hoping to inspire you to fill your homes with the glow that these Legends of the Fall will cast into our homes and into our lives!  After all change is always good, right? Change makes us grow because it challenges us.

MAGICAL MOMENTS FOREVER IN YOUR HEART...
MAGICAL MOMENTS FOREVER IN YOUR HEART…
THE RED DOOR...
THE RED DOOR…

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SWEATERS AND MITTENS, CHICKENS AND KITTENS…

Soft leather riding boots!
SOFT LEATHER BOOTS!
How something so small can be this beautiful?
HOW SOMETHING SO SMALL CAN BE THIS BEAUTIFUL?!

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HUNTER BOOTS!

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LONG WALKS WITH YOUR BEST FOUR LEGGED FRIEND, PRICELESS!

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PENDLETON BLANKETS!

A VIEW FROM THE TOP
A VIEW FROM THE TOP

 

COMFORT FOODS…

Pumpkin Soup with Sage and Bacon
serves 4

2 T butter

1 onion, finely chopped

1 garlic clove, finely chopped

1 lb. floury white potatoes
2  1/4c of pumpkin flesh, diced
2  3/4c vegetable soup
1c cream, not low fat
2 t freshly grated ginger
1/2 t lemon juice
1 pinch grated nutmeg
salt and freshly ground pepper
4 sliced bacon, diced
5 fresh sage leaves
1 T extra virgin olive oil
-Heat the butter in a large saucepan and fry the onion and garlic
-Add the potatoes and pumpkin, cook for a few minutes, stirring
-Stir in the vegetable stock and cook for 25 minutes until the vegetables are soft
-Puree all in a blender, return to pan and add the cream
-Add a bit more stock if desired
-Add the ginger, season with lemon juice, salt, pepper and nutmeg
-Fry the bacon in  small pan in the butter until crisp. Remove and drain on paper towel
-Add the sage to the pan and fry for 30 seconds
-Add the bacon and sage to the soup, drizzle with the olive oil and season with fresh pepper
FOUNDED THIS IN 5TH AND STATE BY DEBRA PHILLIPS, I still can’t figure it out how to link to other people’s websites or blogs. Sorry!

http://5thandstate.blogspot.com  I hope this works!

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VELLUTATA DI ZUCCA E SPECK  La ricetta saporita

Deliziosa, dolce, gustosa, la vellutata di zucca è un ottimo primo piatto, ricco di vitamine e sapore. Questa portata si può facilmente personalizzare, a seconda dei gusti di ognuno, impreziosendola con dei Porcini, o ancora con formaggi come il Taleggio o il Pecorino, oppure optando per preparazioni più leggere e delicate con i porri, le patate, o lo zenzero. Oggi scopriamo una versione saporita: la vellutata di zucca e speck.

Gli ingredienti

200 g di polpa di zucca

un porro

150 g di speck a dadini

uno scalogno

500 ml do brodo vegetale naturale

sale marino integrale, pepe bianco

olio extravergine di oliva

20 ml di panna fresca

rosmarino & timo, q.b.

A piacere formaggio a scaglie

FOUNDED AT:   http://blog24x7.altervista.org   -postato in cucina

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HOMEMADE COOKIES AND MILK

I actually found the recipe a year later here:

Pumpkin Cookies- Hey, it’s fall!    

GLAZED PUMPKIN COOKIES

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar (make sure this is all white sugar)
  • 1 small can pumpkin (15 oz)
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups oat flour (blend oatmeal in a blender)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3 cups crushed pecans (the original recipe called for 3c chocolate chips, but I thought it was too sweet with the glaze and I love pecans, so there you go.)

Mix wet ingredients, then add the dry ingredients; mix well.

Bake at 375 for 8-9 minutes.  While baking, make glaze:

 Glaze
  • 2 c powdered sugar
  • 4 oz cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 1 Tbsp. milk

Mix well and immediately frost warm cookies.  (If this seems thicker than a glaze, just add a little more milk- I can’t attest to the consistency if you’re somewhere drier than Dominica)

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– SHAKESPEARE COULD HAVE WRITTEN A NOBEL ABOUT HER BEAUTY! THOSE LOVELY COLORS! SKY AND FIRE…

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FAMILY PICNICS! LOTS OF BLANKETS, HOT CHOCOLATE, CRUSTY LOAVES OF  BREAD!

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CARAMEL APPLES!

LAVENDER, WHEAT AND PUMPKINGS
LAVENDER, WHEAT AND PUMPKINS

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FIRST FROST OF THE FALL….BREATHTAKING

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ROADS ON FIRE !

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PUMPKIN CINNAMON ANYTHING!

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HOT FREAKING CHOCOLATE!!!

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APPLE TARTS…

Gatherings around
Gatherings around the table, outside, enjoying this magic season

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GOLDEN BUNDLES OF WHEAT AND FIELD FLOWERS

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THERE IS A SEASON FOR EVERYTHING… TIME FOR CONTEMPLATION, TIME FOR INTROSPECTION..

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A PERFECT MOMENT FROZEN IN TIME..

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PRINCETON’S IVY

Mums on fire
GORGEOUS URNS WITH MUMS ON FIRE
SIMPLICITY, BACK TO BASICS
SIMPLICITY, BACK TO BASICS
WORN OUT MEMORIES
WORN OUT MEMORIES
ENCHANTED PARADISE..
ENCHANTED PARADISE..
A NEW SEASON, A BRIDGE TO A NEW LIFE.
A NEW SEASON, A BRIDGE TO A NEW LIFE.
CHILDHOOD REVISITED..
CHILDHOOD REVISITED..
BLESSINGS AND BOUNTY
BLESSINGS AND BOUNTY

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– THE NOTEBOOK

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A DEAR JOHN LETTER … THIS TIME WITH A TWIST…  I DO LOVE YOU!

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– THERE IS SOMETHING SO ENCHANTING ABOUT PENCILS AND PAPER…

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Beautiful Inspiration

SOMETIMES A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS, SOMETIMES A FEW WORDS ARE WORTH A THOUSAND PICTURES…

HAVE AN INSPIRED AND GREAT WEEKEND!

Gratitud changes EVERYTHING
Gratitud changes EVERYTHING

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You are a LIVING magnet...
You are a LIVING magnet…

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Be happy for THIS moment..
Be happy for THIS moment..

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The creative adult is the child who SURVIVED!
The creative adult is the child who SURVIVED!

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I AM more than what you SEE..
I AM more than what you SEE..

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Tough times don't last; Tough people DO
Tough times don’t last; Tough people DO

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Imagination encircles the world….

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You
You have more to do than be weighed down by pretty or beautiful….
You
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The earth has music..
The earth has music..
Don't
Henri Cartier-Bresson 
Just three things...
Just three things…
There are
There is only one happiness in life…
There is only one
There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.

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She turned her can't
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She turned her can'ts...
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