Makes My Heart Sing - a silent calling

Oh my, its been a while since Ive done a Makes My Heart Sing Monday post.  Today felt like an appropriate day to express my feelings through art I find moving.  The past few days Ive been down with the blues, missing my mother terribly, and just not feeling well.  If I had the energy, all I really would want to do is sit by a lake and watch the sun hit the water, or walk through the woods and gather feathers and sticks.  That is the kind of mood Im in.  Nothing wrong with that, just a bit solitary.  So for now, Ill do it vicariously through photographs and listening to Buffalo Springfield on vinyl.

1. This photo explains how I feel to the t.  Not only that, but it is a gorgeous photo.  I imagine the window is cracked and there is a breeze blowing on her, and she can feel just a bit of warmth from the sun peaking through.  (found here.)

2.  If you know me at all, you know Neil Young is just about my favorite musician.  And his music is just about the best to listen to when you are feeling low down.  Or when you get that feeling that you just want to hit the road and travel, its a good listen.  Anytime really though.  (image found here.)

3.  If I knew a place like this, Id be there.  I could sit here all day and daydream.  Write.  Read.  Listen.  Love this image.  (found here.)

4.  This makes me wanna go on a walk, collect feathers, and bring them home for my little antique bottle collection of my mothers.  I still have a few without feathers in them.  This is simply a gorgeous photo,  Id love to hang this on my wall.  (found here.)

5.  wishing our water around us was swimable this summer.  It is so dry here the river is just stagnant.  Gorgeous photo of a beautiful moment.  (found here.)

6.  Ive always loved this photo.  I dont know how many times I have favorited it on etsy.  Everytime I see it I just want to get lost in these woods.  Such an amazing capture.  (her shop.)

7.  Beautiful photo.  love the wind in  her hair and the overall tones of the photo.  (found here.)

8.  There is probably nothing more I would love to be doing right now than this.  And nothing Id love to do to my own backyard more than this.  Simply A-mazing.  (found here, not sure of the original source)

9.  This is just a lovely photo.  Again, the feeling of gathering nature that lays inside me right now.  Just adore.  (does anyone know the original source?  please let me know if so)

10.  Again, this looks perfect to me right now.  My head is all spacy with daydreams like this.  (found here.)

I think I need to find the energy to take this emotional energy and turn it into something creative today.  That is usually the best way for me to release during these times.  They come and go like the wind.  But I honestly enjoy when they are here.  Not that I want to feel sad, but in a way it makes me feel closer to my mom.  And it makes me feel more alive in a sense b/c it gets me feeling to my core, in a raw way that you do not feel on most days when you are just happily going through your daily routines.  Bob Dylan's lyric 'behind every beautiful thing, there's been some kind of pain' keeps playing in the back of my mind.  A very true lyric. 



  1. Big hugs for you Laura! I hope you will find your energy back! xox

  2. Laura,
    you are a beautiful soul....these feelings and reflections of yours just make you even more beautiful.
    Sending sweet thoughts to you that will make you smile♥

  3. Number 8 looks so relaxing.
    I could hang out there for hours and hours, night after night.


  4. Beautiful post! I have loved Neil Young since I was a wee thing. My parents used to play various records and ask me who was singing (I always knew...even though I was maybe 3 years old). I was their little party trick. Haha. Neil Young was always my favorite. I used to walk around the house singing "Comes A Time" in my childlike voice. Thanks for reminding me a fond memory! :)

  5. Hoping you have a beautiful day and can see that beauty in everything around you!! Keep strong sweetie!

  6. All of those photos are lovely, and have really helped put me in a different mood for the rest of the day. It's nice to fill your head with daydreams and I'm sure you'll feel the energy to create something lovely today.

    I vote you listen to 'Harvest Moon' by said Neil Young. It always helps me get that extra push of beautiful creativity.

    Image seven makes me miss Seattle for some reason.

  7. awww, dear one...thank you for sharing your moments of solitude with us. what a beautiful collage of your heart! i hope that you were able to become rejuvenated today and that your soul is happy. <3

  8. Good luck in finding your creativity. These pictures are all amazing, and so calming.

  9. SUch a beautiful post! thx for sharing :)

  10. You presented a beautiful mood here with these photographs, a mood that fits me whether I'm happy or sad. Just love that dreamy, free-spirited feeling these photo's represent. And all with the help of nature!
    I'm glad to hear that in some way you enjoy these feelings, and I hope they will be followed up with joy when you're ready.

  11. I couldn't agree more Neil Young is the best! Your blog is lovely :)


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