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Welcome

Floating
Floating

Welcome to my new blog home, Breezes at Dawn.  You may be wondering why I picked the name Breezes at Dawn, and didn’t go with another Life in the Bogs theme.  It’s simple, really.  This blog already existed with this name.  I originally intended to use it to share my year of meditation practice, but I quickly discovered how difficult it is to put things learned through meditation into words that truly express what I experienced.

Frosty morning
Frosty morning

The few posts I wrote when I started this blog are still available.  I may go back and delete or privatize them later.  For now, it seems like they belong here so I’ve let them be.

Twinkle twinkle
Twinkle twinkle

The name, Breezes at Dawn, comes from a Rumi poem.  You may have noticed part of the poem in the header.  If you visit A Tiny About, you’ll find the short, but longer, explanation along with the poem.  It is one of my favorite Rumi poems although I have to admit it’s difficult to pick a favorite.

Blush
Blush

Please make yourself at home.  I hope you find it as comfortable here as you did at Life in the Bogs.  I changed themes, but the look is similar to my old blog home.  There are some new pages, including my Blogroll.   Which reminds me…  if you are a regular visitor and you don’t see your blog on my blogroll, please drop me a note about it in the comments so I can add you to it.

Golden grasses
Golden grasses

As for content, I plan to continue taking my daily walks and sharing those with you in the same way I have in the past.  I hope it doesn’t become too dull.

Seeded light
Seeded light

There will be a lot of new adventures, and new places to explore.  We have all gotten to know the area around the pond here at Breezy Acres so well that I think it’s time to branch out, but we’ll still have days by the pond, and in the woods and meadows.

Queen Anne's Lace in her winter finery
Queen Anne’s Lace in her winter finery

The photos for this post were taken on 09 March when we had a good scattering and twinkling of frost and sunlight.  I took so many that I haven’t yet had a chance to sort through them all.

Twizzle sticks
Twizzle sticks

I like not only to be loved,but also to be told that I am loved.  I am not sure if you are of the same mind.  But the realm of silence is large enough beyond the grave.  This is the world of light and speech, and I shall take leave to tell you that you are very dear.

~ George Eliot

Party lights
Party lights

And so you all are, my friends and visitors, very dear.  Thank you so much for joining me here in my new blog home.  I hope we continue to share many magical adventures together.

Undecided
Undecided

Be good, be kind, be loving.  Just be.  🙂

All dolled up
All dolled up

Join me in the pure atmosphere of gratitude
For life.

~ Hafiz of Shiraz

Let's take a walk
Let’s take a walk

Author:

Robin is a photographer, artist, writer, wife, sometime poet, mom, grandma, daughter, sister, friend, and occasional traveler currently living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. She finished a 365 commitment to get outside every day in 2011, and has turned it into a lifelong commitment taking one or more walks each day. Robin will continue to share her walks through her words and images on Breezes at Dawn. Older posts can be found at Life in the Bogs, her previous blog. Robin and her husband are in the midst of renovating the house and property they refer to as the Wabi-Sabi Ranch, 35 acres that include marsh, a dock on a tidal creek, meadows, and woodlands. Every day brings new discoveries.

41 thoughts on “Welcome

    1. Thank you so much, Kathy! I’m looking forward to new blogging adventures, and I’m so glad you’ll be a part of it whether you’re visiting here when you can or I’m visiting you at your place. 🙂

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    1. It won’t be much different at all, Nancy. I wanted a complete change, including the URL. Plus I was running out of media space and prefer not to link to an external source such as Flickr because they have a limit on space as well if you don’t have a pro account. (I currently do have a pro account, but that could change someday.) Change is good. 🙂

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      1. It occurs to me that what I wrote doesn’t make sense. lol! I wanted a complete change in terms of URL and title. I’ve never really liked the URL for Life in the Bogs since it didn’t match the title of the blog, and didn’t want to title it “Bogs of Ohio.”

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  1. I, too, love the quotes (and have on occasion, ‘borrowed’ one). I’m sure you will continue to instill your posts with the infinite magic of nature as you always have. I hope your new adventure in your old blogging home proves to be the perfect mix for you.

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    1. I “borrow” them from all over all the time, Jo Ann. 🙂 Thank you so much. I think it’s going to work out well. I feel as though I just moved into a new, uncluttered home.

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    1. Thank you, Cathy. 🙂 I’m not sure I’ll post a lot about my meditation practice although I’m sure it will spill through in my regular posts. That said, I do have an idea about Monday Meditative Walks.

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  2. I like new beginnings, Robin, doesn’t mean we disliked how the old path was worn, or how our footprints fitted just right , it’s the fact that we get used to ‘seeing’ something and it fades into the background… appreciation is the key … and our minds need stimulating and feeding or they stagnate… So, I’ve come to be fed…. 😉 any coffee and biccies about at this House warming?… warm hugs to you and yours… xPenx
    (’tis nearly British Summer Time where we put our clocks forward an hour, a mark of the finer weather to come,… and today…it’s snowing… Brrrr!!)

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  3. It all looks wonderful Robin. I like the 2012 theme and the picture on your header as for breezes at dawn? well I’m an owl not a lark like you which means I miss out on morning adventures.
    Apologies for not coming here sooner. Its really hard to keep up with blogging and work. Sigh…

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    1. Thank you, Rosie. 🙂 No apologies necessary. I know how hard it is to keep up, especially if you’re working. I post too much, anyhow. Knowing I’ll be slowing down (or stopping) in a few weeks has me posting like a maniac lately.

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Comments are delightful and always appreciated. I will respond when I can (life is keeping me busy!), and/or come around to visit you at your place soon. Thank you!

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