Life Is A Balance…
Life is a balance of holding on and letting go…Just when you think you have this lesson learned, life has a way of teaching you, school is not out. As last week unfolded, I am learning how much MORE I have to let go. Health issues…won’t disappear with any kind of stress and holding the steering wheel TOO tight in our life. Can I tell you how hard it is too let go? Sigh…
While we were driving up north to the Pumpkin Festival a couple of weeks ago, this was the precious gift I was given. We passed this horse farm just a few miles before we arrived at the festival. Needless to say, we stopped the car very fast and made a u-turn! As soon as they saw us standing by the fence, they decided to come over and say hello.
For you that know me very well you can just imagine my reaction. I started jumping up and down and squealing like a girl! Well look at this…they want to be friends! What beautiful creatures they are!
When these precious moments hit you in your life as a photographer…it is very tough. Part of you would like to put the camera down, BUT the other part is saying NO WAY, you have to capture this memory!
So what did I do? I tried to take pictures with one hand, and pet them with the other. Good grief…
Textures by Kim Klaussen.
So the journey goes…still more to learn and dreaming of more opportunities like this!
Why do we feel like we have to multitask every area of our lives?
The holidays are soon approaching. What could you let go of to have better balance this season?
Take care and leave some sweet love.
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Hello! I wanted to thank you for following my blog. And I must say your blog is an real inspiration. I love the feeling it has, and the horses are wonderful!
The horses are gorgeous, and what a beautiful post! 🙂
Wow, the horses are gorgeous, and what a beautiful post on balance and letting go. Thanks for sharing 🙂
oh my! how lucky and blessed to have made these two friends. I hope all is alright with you. life have made me let go of almost everything and changed me a bunch. I know how scary it can be. warm and gentle hug. xxo
What beautiful photos and well-expressed thoughts!
Very lovely textures added! The horses make such beautiful photographs.
Thanks for sharing with Foto Friday,
Oh, I’ll be balanced this christmas season alright! And in no small part because I live in a muslim country, a couple of continents and an ocean away from my family and all the seasonal craziness.
These images are so striking; lovely and so evokative of autumn. I used to keep horses (a lifetime ago) and I loved early frosty mornings when their muzzles had just the finest coat of frosty dew from the grass. Ohhhhhh. So sweet. Thanks for the memories!
I love the typography! It totally fits the mood of these cuties. 🙂 Have a wonderful Sunday!
We have horses and they help keep me grounded. I always say going to the barn is my therapy time. Hope everything goes well for you. I found the book The Emotion Code by Dr. Bradley and Remembering Wholeness by Carol Tuttle to be very helpful in dealing with some health issues I had. Found you through one of the link parites:)
Balance is KEY to my existence. Every single day, in so many ways. Pinned the photo with the quote. 🙂
Beautiful photos. And a beautiful lesson. I think it’s about our desire to have everything. We want the photos and the petting. I have to remind myself that I enjoy something more when it’s got my full attention. But, man, it’s tough.
Best wishes as you and I both work on this. Happy Sharefest. I hope you have a lovely weekend.
Visiting from SITS Saturday Sharefest! I love horses and I get excited when I see one. These are beautiful pictures and a good read, a good reminder for us to let go and move with the flow of things. Have a great weekend!
Very elegant photography ~ Love the beautiful horses ~ Wow! ~ ( A Creative Harbor) ^_^
ps. Yep ~ life is letting go and hangin in there ~ think of your breath ~ ‘in and out’ ~ Breathe ^_^
The horses and photos are beautiful. Have a great weekend.
I love this, and I laughed at your squealing BEcause I have 3 little ones living in the house in front of the Wee Cottage and they LOVE my Gracie, my Golden, yet whenever she comes to them the girls squeal. I know it is deLIGHT and also terror, and it seems even Gracie knows this, too. She has adapted, much like you with your camera.
As for the multitasking, it is something I never grasped too much but as much as I did I have really let it go. I live much more simply, especially since letting go of my vehicle in April. It lets Life BE very deliberate and my choices get to drive my activity. I am enJOYing my wander through Texture Tuesday this Thursday morning with nice music and a BEautimous blue sky day out the window. That’s about as multi as I get!!
Really striking horses! My youngest adores horses so I completely understand your need to connect with them AND take their picture. Those moments when we really want to be present but also really really want to take pictures are so hard…
Beautiful photos, elegant horses, lovely textures! I would have to pet these gorgeous animals, too. I can just picture you doing that while trying to photograph them!
Awesome shots, Laurie! I would have done a U-Turn and jumped up and down too.
Terrific work here…. just great!
I’m so glad you turned around and captured these beautiful horses! What great shots you got!!
Gorgeous horses. I’m learning to TRY to let go of stresses too. Not easy. Thankfully creation has a way of reminding us of the beauty we miss when we are focused on too many other things.
Fabulous photos! Live horse pictures – such elegant creatures.
Lovely photos and what a poser LOL
Just beautiful. I would probably try to do the same thing and pet them at the same time as I was trying to take their picture! 🙂
Life is full of choices. Sometimes, it’s hard to choose. Your photos are great
Glad you stopped !! Now we all had the chance to “stop” for a moment and admire the beautiful shots you took….They are great !!!! I am such a victim of multi-tasking and overloading myself…. ?!!
Oh my…what beautiful horses!! So glad you stopped huh? Blessings to you…♥
Such beautiful creatures! What a chance to be so close to them!
Lovely photos and message
This is such a hard lesson to learn! But I’m glad you got to see, photo, and pet the horses. 😉
These are beautiful images that you captured trying to multi-task…why do we do that. Why don’t we just enjoy the moment? One of the most difficult issues we women have is letting go and focusing on what is really important in our lives. Your health is really important, so focus on that and enjoy your precious moments.
I would be jumping up and down squealing with joy, too! Horses. . . . . Are there many girls who do not love them? I still haven’t outgrown my love of them even though I cannot have them in my pastures any more.
Balance. . . .yes, life is a balance of learning to hold on and to let go.
Great series of shots. Not sure why I have this need to multi task, but I think it’s time to stop trying as well.
Life is a balance of holding on and letting go…beautiful words
I love your photos,
I am a new fun on your facebook page 🙂
I loved what you said. Good for you, you are learning to let go what you can’t control.
You go girl!!!
Have a great week.
Laurie, I couldn’t agree with you more… life is a struggle between holding on and letting go… and that seems to have accelerated for me since entering this phase of life!! I understand about health issues, too. Hang in there, girl. Your photos are beautiful. Take care.
Laurie, What an added bonus to your trip to the Pumpkin Festival! It’s like these horses KNEW how much you would appreciate them! How lucky for all of us that you seized the moment and captured their beauty in your photography.