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Friday, January 27, 2012

52 Friday...

4/52
~Beauty~
***
Let the beauty we love
be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways
to kneel
and kiss
the ground.
~Rumi~
***
I've always felt that finding a feather upon your path is a sign & I always stop and say a prayer of gratitude when I come across one.
On this past weekend's walk, the camera was turned off,  lens was back on and we were on our way home when we came across this lovely lone white swan feather.
Instead of cropping the photo, I decided to leave it just as it had been taken, thinking  how beautiful it looked amongst leaves and twigs and dirt. 
 I remember reading that it is believed in many cultures that finding a feather upon your path was a sign of encouragement ~  Birds being creatures of the sky (Heavens).  The hollow shaft of the feather allowing for prayers said, to rise up through the shaft.
~May you find beauty all around you~
♥D

8 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

A beautiful post Deb. May all your prayers be answered.

Julie Marie said...

Oh Deb, we truly are kindred spirits!... I love your photo of your special feather... I recently posted almost the twin photo of one we saw on our Nature walk, I will email it to you... my sister has a beautiful Native American shop (for the past 30+ years now) and their beliefs are so beautiful and so very close to many of my own... yes, birds are messengers to the Divine, and I also treasure the many special meanings a special feather holds for me... so enjoy your Nature posts and your love of Nature... xoxo Julie Marie

Monica said...

This is simply beautiful, Deb... I need beauty, today!
Hugs!

Deb said...

Thank you Lisa ~ and may yours also ♥
Julie Marie ~ Thank you so much for your lovely e-mail & sharing your thoughts with me. I would love to visit your sister's shop ~ I admire & share many of the same beliefs also xo
Hello Monica ~ you know who I was thinking of when I found the feather :-)

Elizabeth Maxson said...

What a nice post...I never heard of a feather meaning that...I will be looking for feathers now! Do feathers falling out of my pillows count? I love the uncropped photo too. Very peaceful.

Thank you for visiting my site. It meant a lot to me.

Big hug
Elizabeth :-)

Storybook Woods said...

Oh I am so glad to hear I am not the only one who feels that way about find a feather!! The other day we found several black and very bright red fathers. They were very long, a real blessing. Clarice

Linda Kittmer said...

Hi Deb. I found your blog after you visited mine. I'm really enjoying looking at your photos and reading your posts. I'll certainly be back to follow what you're doing.

Kelly said...

Lovely... and one of my favorite quotes of all time :)