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Balance, Beauty and Calmness

Tundra Swans during Sunrise and Full Snow Moon Set at Whitesbog NJ by Beth Sawickie

Tundra Swans during Sunrise and Full Snow Moon Set at Whitesbog NJ

For at least the last 4 months I’ve been in what I call a “funk”.  It’s much more than that, but if I call it just a “funk”, then I can play it off, keep chugging along and deny that it should be a serious concern.  Winter blues, I guess. Each time it hits me, though,  (and it hits throughout the year – not just Winter) I’m never certain I’m going to make it through.

Thankfully, that “funk”  has been lifting and one thing that has been helping is spending more time in nature – like this morning!

Have you ever gotten little nudges, intuition kicks in, coincidences happen and you end up right where you’re supposed to be?  That’s what has been happening with me lately.  The quote from Campbell, “Follow your bliss!” found it’s way to me a few times.  Then I read an article about making time stand still by spending time in nature.  My bliss IS being in nature and it is as if time stands still when I’m immersed in it.  I enjoy few things more than wandering in nature and capturing things I find interesting with my camera.

I wandered a bit on Sunday morning…

It was a chilly morning – mid 20’s, luckily no wind.  Dawn was around 6:30 am, sunrise at 7 and the full moon setting around 7:20am.

I made myself a cup of coffee, put on my vintage camo insulated thrift-store pants, gathered my gear and headed out to Whitesbog.

Unlike the evening before, the dog (Molly) did not want to come with me.  She opted to stay in bed, cuddled up with my Husband.

Here you can see a video facing sunrise and then I turned it around to watch the Full Snow Moon setting as Tundra Swans slept in the water.

It was a beautiful morning!  Cool, crisp, calm.  As the sun moved closer to crossing the horizon, the birds started making more noise.  I saw and heard a Red-Winged Blackbird.  The Tundra Swans were chattering and some napping.  I think I even heard some type of frog make some noise.

It is times like this when time slows down – even seems to stop – for me.  I love it!

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Beth

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Color Explosion Sunset by Beth Sawickie

Color Explosion Sunset

Color Explosion Sunset by Beth Sawickie

It was a cold November day, just a bit before Thanksgiving.

The colorful leaf display of fall had come and gone.

Did I mention it was COLD ? Bone-chillin’ cold.

Bearing the low temps was worth it to get to see this awesome sunset!

I almost missed it though!  I had peaked out the window a bit earlier and saw some pink – nice… but I still didn’t think there was going to be a fabulous display.

Then a bit later I looked outside and – WOW! – everything was glowing pink/orange!

I grabbed my camera, jumped in the car and drove down the road to the bridge – and I caught it 🙂

It was so stunning that I didn’t even realize that I only had a light jacket on and thin pants – not my usual attire for a chilly sunset.

I hope you enjoy it too! (from the warmth of your home).

Signed prints of this stunning sunset are available HERE.

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Seagull Yoga by Beth Sawickie

Seagull Yoga in September

Sunset of Wanting by Beth Sawickie

Sunset of Wanting

Sunset Framed by Branches by Beth Sawickie

Sunset Stroll – March 18th, 2015

Just a few days before the “official” start of spring here in the Northern Hemisphere and Mother Nature was again reminding us that it ain’t spring yet!

There were gusty winds throughout the day with a little chill on the breeze.

But – wow – once that sun started setting, brrr.  It dipped to under 40.  Cue the red runny nose and frozen fingers.

Beth and Doug March 18th, 2015 - Whitesbog

We decided to go to Whitesbog Village for sunset (one of our favorite places).

Some of the dirt roads there are beat up!  Ruts galore.  Luckily, since everything was still frozen, it wasn’t a mushy mess.  And, we had our 4×4 Tracker with us.

As we got to the old bog area we saw Tundra Swans.  There were Ring Necked Ducks hanging out in the middle of one of the bogs.  All of ’em were enjoying the open water that was terribly hard to find only a few weeks ago.

We drove a bit further passed the first couple bogs and passed several Mallard Duck couples in the shallow areas.

Then the Red Winged Black Birds – we only started seeing one of ’em here and there a few weeks ago – well, now they’re really returning to the area.

So pretty and their song is nice too!

Here’s a pic that Doug got of one of the Red Winged Black Birds:

You can see his feathers were all ruffled up from the almost constant wind.

They were such a delight to see and here.

We also saw Mourning Doves and some other little birds (I’ll have to check with Doug and let you know what they’re called.)

So we got to the spot where we wanted to photograph sunset from. Soc (the dog) was with us and he was anxious to get out of the truck!

I brought my little video camera with me to capture sunset – but I goofed – it ran out of juice! doh! I’m charging it now and will try again soon.

We also got to see a Beaver swimming along.  He always seems to pop out when there is very low light, so the pics aren’t that great.  Here he is:

Beaver at Whitesbog Village

Here are photos and my interpretations of sunset showing the energy I felt when viewing it:

Sunset Framed by Branches by Beth Sawickie

Sunset Framed by Branches – buy prints, gifts and cards HERE.

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